Moisture Readings: Identify & Remediate

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• Identify and address the source of infiltration

• Elevate or transport all personal or business effects to asecure, climate-controlled storage

• Inspect damages and develop a course of action for the remediation process

• Commence any necessary water extraction and the removal of all saturated debris

• Develop moisture map and begin re-establishing proper ambient temperatures

• Strategically position dehumidification and air moving system to stabilize environment

• Apply antimicrobial treatment to prevent possible mold contamination

• Prepare comprehensive structural damage report for submission to your insurance carrier

• Meet and discuss scope of damages with your insurance company representative

• Monitor moisture levels until environment is dry and optimal air quality is achieved

• Repair and/or replace all necessary components of the structure and substrate

• Return all personal or business effects to your newly restored home or place of business

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Moisture Readings

Am-Cats Ems certification program is designed to provide the correct techniques in measuring moistures readings throughout the home and or commercial properties.

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Q.  What is an acceptable level of moisture in a wall?

Meter readings 2

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Q.  What is an acceptable moisture reading?

Moisture Meter 2 1

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Q.  What is the normal moisture level in a house?

Moisture in homes

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Q.  What moisture index does mold need to grow?

Mold

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Q.  At what humidity does mold grow in crawl space?

Mold grow in crawl space

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Q.  What is the acceptable amount of moisture content in drywall?

Meter on drywall

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Q.  What causes moisture under hardwood floors?

Checking floor humidity

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Q.  What percentage of dampness is acceptable?

Meter reading3

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Q.  What is a bad moisture reading?

Mold sampling

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Q. What do the readings on a moisture meter mean?

Moisture Reading

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Drying Methods Fire Restoration Services 1 1
Water Extraction Fire Restoration Services 1 4
Moisture Meter
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Drying Methods

Commercial Dehumidifier 01
Air Scrubbers 02
air mover blower 1
Generator temp power
setup equip dehumidifiers and blowers
break down drying equipment
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Water Extraction

Water extraction pump

Extracting water from a location.

Winterization

Winterizes each fixture is critical from causing more damages with frozen temperatures.

rod out machines

To Remove Clogged Drains

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Material Used

2x4x8 Lumber
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2x4 '8 sticks are used to frame out all openings for the plywood

2x4x12 Lumber
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2x4 '12 sticks are used to frame out all openings / or barricades for the plywood

2x3x7 Lumber
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2x3 '8 sticks are used to frame out all openings for the plywood

Tarps 5 by 6
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To cover openings in the roof to prevent leaks

tarps 10 by 16
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To cover openings in the roof to prevent leaks

Tarps 16 by 20
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To cover openings in the roof to prevent leaks

Tarps 16 by 20 2
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To cover openings in the roof to prevent leaks

Tarps 20 by 20
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To cover openings in the roof to prevent leaks

CDX plywood 3 4
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Plywood is used to cover all openings

cdx plywood 1 2
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Plywood is used to cover all openings

CDX plywood 5 8
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Plywood is used to cover all openings

CDX plywood 3 8
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Plywood is used to cover all openings

1 Gallon roof cement
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Used to seal tarps down on roofs to prevent leaks and or to cover small cracks and holes on flats roofs.

Lock and key
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used to secure doors, key will be placed in a lock box or handed to owner

Lights String Temporary Lighting
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each strand of lights come with 5-8 lights

Rv anitfreeze
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winterization with RV antifreeze is used for each fixture hold water.

Bolts heavy duty
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Fasteners specially requested to secure coverings

barricade and store front board ups 7 1
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when need to cover and protect a large 10-15' opening s

demo truck
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If a need to block a driveway with a vehicle as a barricade

demo truck
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to remove large amount of debris 1-5 tons per truck load .

OSB plywood 3 4
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Plywood is used to cover all openings

OSB plywood 1 2
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Plywood is used to cover all openings

OSB plywood 5 8
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Plywood is used to cover all openings

OSB plywood 3 8 1
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Plywood is used to cover openings

5 Gallon roof cement
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Used to seal tarps down on roofs to prevent leaks and or to cover small cracks and holes on flats roofs.

Hasp
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used to secure door with the a lock.

Door hinges
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Used to create a functional door, to secure and lock.

demo cleanup
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per Labor man hour for Clean up.

Garbage debrie remove
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Clean up area of problem and or issue.

Box of nails 2 inch
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Fasteners to secure plywood over openings

2 1 2 Box of screws
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Fasteners to secure plywood over openings

2 1 2 Box of screws special
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Special headed Fasteners to secure plywood over openings

Roofing nails
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Fasteners to hold down tarps

1x2x7 Furring strips
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1x2 '6 furring sticks are used to hold down tarps on roofs

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Mitigation Services

mitigation 7 day time line 39 1
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Moisture Meter on Mold
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mold sampling final
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air mover blower
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Air scrubber
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Commercial Dehumidifier 01 1
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Air mover blower system 1
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demo remove 1
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cleaning crew
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rod out machines and tools
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each drain that is cleaned

Generator temp power 2
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Gas container
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Drying Methods Fire Restoration Services 1 3

Mitigation Service calls 20 miles in the city includes 1st FAN.

Drying Methods Fire Restoration Services 1 4

Mitigation Service calls within 20-30 miles out of the city includes 1st Fan.

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Meter Readings

fluke infrared meter

An infrared camera (also known as a thermal imager) detects and measures the infrared energy of objects. The camera converts that infrared data into an electronic image that shows the apparent surface temperature of the object being measured.

Radon Detection Measurement Monitor

C. Radon gas can damage cells in your lungs, which can lead to cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States, though it usually takes 5 to 25 years to develop. Early signs and symptoms of lung cancer may include persistent cough.

Moisture Meter 2

Any reading over the known value percent would be considered to be an indication of saturation and the need to replace the drywall and to take preventative measures against future moisture buildup.

Moisture floor reader 1

Any reading over the known value percent would be considered to be an indication of saturation and the need to replace the drywall and to take preventative measures against future moisture buildup.

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Questions?

What is Water Damage Restoration?

Water restoration is a specialized service that  removes water from your home and restores it to a livable, pre-damaged condition. Restoring a  home after a water damage emergency must happen quickly. Standing water and moisture  create a perfect environment for bacteria and mold growth.

How do you mitigate water damage in your home?

If your home is subject to serious water  damage, due to burst pipes, flooding, fire-extinguishing water hoses or some other unforeseen  catastrophe, we must locate the cause of the water leak to turn off or terminate source of water  leakage. Remove surface water then start drying methods before we can start to do a Thorough  clean of the compromised area.

What happens when water compromises my Drywall?

more often than usual water  damaged causes drywall to be replaced, depending on the rating of the drywall installed /  used. Wet drywall will lose its structural integrity if left alone for long enough period of time it will  develop mold spores, between the insulation and the drywall.

How Long Is the Drying Process for Water Damaged Home or Office?

Unfortunately,  there is no exact estimate on how long the drying process would take. But, in general, a water  damaged Home or Office can dry out for around 5-7 days. In some cases, it would take as little  as 2-3 days, and other times it takes several weeks to dry out a home or Office. 

Why is mold a problem?

Molds have the potential to cause health problemsMolds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

How expensive is mold removal?

$500 to $4,000 to remove mold from crawlspaces only. $2,000 to $6,000 to remove mold from ducts, crawl spaces, walls, and attics. $10,000 to $30,000 (or more) to repair widespread structural damage.