Archive for moisture

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[...]

Know the Seven Frequent Sources of Commercial Water Damage

Commercial building owners and managers are frequently troubled by the many ways that water escapes its confines. Dripping, leaking, soaking, spraying, trickling – water damages right out in the open, or silently behind the scenes. It’s insidious, seeping into the tightest crevices and even[...]

How High Humidity Breeds Mould

As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, mould quickly starts growing with the introduction of moisture. When you think of this moisture, you probably think about water in your bathroom or water damage from your washer or refrigerator. Yes, this can be the moisture that starts mould growth in your[...]

Knowing the Facts About Indoor or Outdoor Mould

Mould: the word strikes fear into the heart of every homeowner, but in reality none of us could live without it. These tiny fungi that grow by forming thread-like filaments are Earth’s most important recyclers. Most of the planet’s more than 200,000 species are benign or even beneficial to[...]

What Happens When Structural Drying Falls Short?

The contractors have departed, the walls have been painted, the cushy couch has been moved back in, the ping pong table is newly poised for fierce competition. It’s wonderful to relax in the finished basement, pristine once again after the flood recovery. Just one question: were those studs[...]