Once we have responded to and evaluated a loss site utilizing moisture detection equipment and moisture meters to identify all the water, a structural drying plan is implemented. All corrective action is properly documented on EVERY Water Damage Mitigation project.
Documenting Our Water Damage Mitigations Consists of Three Areas:
- Scope of Work Performed by Team Members for Each Affected Area
- Psychrometric Readings from Each Affected Area and Equipment
- List of Wet Salvageable Building Materials and Track Their Drying Progress by Recording Their Miosture Content Levels Throughout the Drying Progress
1. Detailed Scope of Work Performed For Each Area Includes:
- Accurate Measurements of Room Dimensions, Offsets, Missing Walls, Doors & Windows
- Detailed Log of Hours and Work Performed Each Day
- Detailed Extraction Breakdown of Each Room/Area
- Removal of Building Materials: Type(s) of Material and SF from Each Area
- Hours Logged On Jobsite per Day per Man
- Accurate Drying Equipment Inventory per Room/Area per Day
- Log of All Photographs Taken Each Day of the Project
- Accurate Inventory of All Materials Used On Each Project
2. Psychrometry Readings from Each Area and Structural Drying Equipment
- Recording the Temperature and Relative Humidity Readings for
- The Ambient Exterior Air
- An Unaffected Area of the Structure (If Applicable)
- The Ambient Air of Each Drying Chamber Setup Inside the Structure
- Exhaust from Each Dehumidifier Running On The Project
3. Types of Building Materials We Are Drying and Their Mosture Content Levels
A detailed Floor Plan of the affected areas is generated by the onsite Crew Chief. A floor plan maps the extent of water damaged building materials in each impacted area or Drying Chamber.
Moisture Content is the quantity of water in a building material; expressed in percentage by weight of water in that material. Technicians first start by finding the Drying Goal for each affected building material. According to the IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, a DRY STANDARD is defined as "A reasonable approximation of conditions prior to the moisture intrusion, or by comparing moisture content conditions of the same type of building materials in an unaffected areas of the building."
Moisture Content levels of affected building materials are recorded to help show the drying progress of our Water Damage Mitigation projects. It also shows us when a structure is dry. Everything is accurately measured and recorded using Moisture Meters.