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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[...]

Advanced MICA Water Mitigation Management Provides Real-Time Audit of Drying Data

During the overnight shift at a food handling facility, the sewer system clogs. By the time employees shut down packing lines and restrict flow into drains, black water has soaked highly absorbent wallboard, surrounded inventoried foodstuffs and sent contamination through the ventilation system.[...]

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[...]