Containment and Water Restoration Jobs
With insurance companies scrutinizing water restoration invoices now more than ever, containment can help set you apart from your competition. In today’s insurance environment it is crucial to have an edge on your competition. This is why keeping good equipment on hand is essential. Many contractors are still using equipment that was designed and sold 20 – 40 years ago. One piece of equipment that will help set you apart is some kind of containment system. There are many different styles and designs on the market today that make setting up containment on jobs easy and take very little time.
On many water restoration jobs there are rooms that are open to the areas you are drying but they are not wet. Since they are not wet it only makes since to exclude them from the air you need to dry. Many times you can close doors to rooms to accomplish this. However, sometimes you may need to set up containment. What this does for you is to help limit your air space while still allowing access to the area. The smaller the air space the less dehumidification you will need to get the results you are looking for. When you understand the principles of what it takes to dry a structure, there are many times you will want to add some kind of containment to reduce an area to ensure that it dries in an appropriate amount of time.
Containment also comes in handy when you are trying to dry things that are difficult to dry. This could be a wood floor, brick, plaster, concrete, and other surfaces that are not very porous. Many times when something in the structure will not dry as fast as you want it to, you need to look at ways to either increase the dehumidification or cut down on the air space and setting up containment could be the easiest way to accomplish your drying needs.