Leading Technology and Procedures
Recent years has seen a compounding advancement in the technology methods used in the restoration industry at large. Such technological advancements allow Anytime Restoration to restore an affected area back to new condition hastily, thoroughly, and ultimately more effectively.
Firm standards are set forth by The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) for commercial restoration and cleaning. The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide is a firm set of standards that incorporate the field of psychometry, which involves the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity to remove moisture and dry a property quickly and effectively.
Water Detection and Evaluation Equipment
Constant technological advances have been employed to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels and contamination. Recent progress in such specialized equipment, like infrared imaging, helps us detect moisture through solid structures such as a wall, ceiling, or floor.
- Infrared technology may be used to positively identify moisture locations for thorough water identification and extraction.
- For thorough removal of all moisture, sensitive water detectors, such as hygrometers, measure the extent and damage of the saturation.
Industrial ventilation and dehumidifiers are necessary to oust the absorbed moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors of the affected area. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture and eliminates the possibility of recontamination.
- High-revolution ventilation causes moisture to evaporate rapidly.
- Industrial strength dehumidifiers pull in and absorb all water vapor remaining in the area.
Water, fire and chemical damages often cause powerful scents. The machinery and tools used remove airborne contaminants and instill fresh, clean and breathable air back into the space.
- Air scrubbers. These portable filtration systems remove particles, gasses or chemicals from the surrounding air, via multiple layers of filtration.
- Thermal foggers. These foggers recreate the related properties of heat and pressurization, such as in a fire. This allows them to reabsorb the odorous droplets from materials and the air.
Sanitization, Anti-Microbial Treatments and Germicides
OSHA-approved cleaning materials will likely be needed to remove odors and or contaminants from the area. These materials guarantee proper and thorough elimination of any contaminating substances.
- Deodorization agents do away with odors from excessive moisture.
- Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms from spreading.