Archive for dirty water

The Science of Post-Flood Drying

Drying seems simple and automatic to many of us. Hang laundry outside and it dries. Paint a wall and the paint manufacturer tells you how long to wait before reapplying. Press “heated dry” on a dishwasher and voila: dry dishes. For restoration after a flood, however, drying materials is a[...]

Understanding the Three Classes of Contaminated Water      

Clearly, any contaminated water can wreak havoc on a home or business. Moisture penetration into flooring, walls, studding and structural components, in addition to water-damaged furniture, electronics, clothing and more, is time-consuming to dry, if even possible. Compounding the situation is which[...]