Drying fast is not just convenient…
Every second is precious with a flood. Wet materials can soon become vectors for mold and mildew, posing a threat to your health and safety. After as little as 24 hours of wetness, some materials can begin to form mold.
It follows that one should dry out items and structures as quickly as possible, yet conventional methods take 5-7 days or more to dry a structure, and even then often require extensive removal and renovation of the wet materials, such as carpet, padding and drywall.
Direct heat drying speeds up the process to a matter of hours, rather than days or weeks. It is not unusual to dry a structure within 30 hours. Depending on the source of the flood, it can be a simple task to save all the affected carpet, padding, drywall or other wet surfaces! No renovation means you get your home back faster and with no dust, dirt, headache or heartache. It also means less strangers in your home for much less time.
TES and E-TES allows us to add the power of Directed Heat Drying to conventional based drying systems! Almost every water loss has trouble spots that take longer than the expected three days to dry. Trouble spots like double wall sheetrock, PVC wallpaper, plaster walls, hardwood floors, cabinets, sill plates, crawl spaces, attics, etc.
Since we dry so much faster, and can save alot more material over renovations, our average charge for the same job is less than conventional methods. TES systems are heated with propane, while the fans are plugged in. This means the unit draws almost no power (a small venting fan) and we use far less fans than a conventional method set up. This means less power usage in addition to less time on the job.
Since the high temperatures used will kill mold or halt its growth, mold issues will cease or not even begin. This means we can dry a home without having to move the owners out (less ALE costs for insurance) or a business with minimal disruption to normal functions.
Heat is also a minimal issuse. All areas are vented out via thermostatic control, which maintains the temperature at a constant rate. This “negative pressure” set-up also helps to control mold spores away from unaffected areas.
For specialty situations, an electric-powered e-TES is available. While it does use more power, it only requires one fan for the box, instead of multiple fans for conventional drying.
Less equipment, less time and less power used = big savings on the cost of recovery!