While studying to become a Certified Restorer, I had the pleasure of taking a building science course offered by the Restoration Industry Association. This course should be required early in any restorer’s career. It is knowledge that will make you think differently about your drying projects.
About a year ago, my son turned 15 and got his learner’s permit to drive. He was aware of all of the laws. In fact, in his opinion he had become an expert in the driving laws of the State of Georgia. Um…yeah.
Why do we need moisture meters in water damage repair at every step of every job? The answer is quite simple: moisture meters are used for moisture control to avoid mold build-up and to check moisture in floors, cabinets and other furnishings to avoid cracking, checking and warping.
Remote monitoring has been a buzzword in the restoration industry for a several years. In case anyone reading this is not familiar with it, remote monitoring means setting up sensors on site so that data can then be viewed with a mobile device or computer in real time.
As chilly temperatures continue to plague much of the U.S., make sure your firms and technicians are prepared for unexpected weather events by having them review the IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration.
Selling a home can be a challenge – one that’s magnified dramatically if the structure faces the damaging effects of mold and rot. In an upscale Doylestown, Penn., neighborhood, improper sill flashing and reverse through-flashing on window openings were contributing to severe moisture management issues in a series of stucco homes.
In the restoration industry, the level of understanding of moisture in building materials is generally very high. However, there is a tendency to treat concrete with suspicion and it is not uncommon for waivers to be used to reduce liability for the drying contractor.
Check out the July 2020 edition of Restoration and Remediation! The July 2020 issue of R&R continues the discussion of handling COVID-19 cleaning jobs. Experts weigh in on insurance coverage, how to make sure contracts are effective and spare contractors from legal disputes, lessons from the pandemic, and a standard of care when doing this specialty work.