KAUAI CARPET CLEANERS INC.
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Imagine just returning from a well-deserved weekend getaway. You’re looking forward to a great meal, relaxing in your favorite chair, and enjoying the familiar comfort of your own home. You open the door—and are greeted by a flood of water. With one quick sweep of the eyes you can see that the stairway is a cascading waterfall, the floors are swamped, and all of your belongings are soaked through. A burst water line has turned your peaceful homecoming into a swampy chaos.
Nobody expects it, but the above scenario happens more often than you might think. Severe weather events cause some water damages, but 50 to 60 percent come from sudden “clean water” flooding like burst pipes and faulty connections to household appliances. And even though this “clean” water may originate from a potable source like a faucet line, the structure must be returned to pre-loss condition as soon as possible. A waterlogged building can become dangerously unhealthy if left untreated for any length of time.
Kauai Carpet Cleaners Inc., a local water damage restoration professional from Princeville, HI. knows the importance of timely services for restorative drying. That’s why we joined other professional restorers from around the world at the most advanced course for water damage available—Applied Structural Drying (ASD). As a successful graduate of the ASD course, Kauai Carpet Cleaners Inc. joins the DriZone Network, an international community of restoration professionals dedicated to improving the industry through education and customer service.
The ASD course was hosted by Dri-Eaz Products, Inc.—a leading provider of solutions for water damage restoration. The course teaches restoration professionals how to use the latest technology and methods in order to dry structures with minimal disruption for the customer. Depending on the particular situation, ASD graduates are often able to successfully dry a water-damaged structure in just three to five days without tearing out or replacing carpet, pad, drywall, baseboard or other complex structural materials. By using a scientific approach to the drying process, Kauai Carpet Cleaners Inc.is able to complete the drying process in less time for less money with less inconvenience to the homeowner.
The ASD course balances classroom instruction with plenty of hands-on practice in an onsite flood house. The day before the course began, Dri-Eaz instructors soaked the 1,100 sq.ft. flood house with over 1,500 gallons of water. Kauai Carpet Cleaners Inc and fellow professionals tackled the challenge of drying out the house over the next four days as a way to learn and practice the advanced technical procedures taught in the course.
“The ASD course kept us alert because we encountered so many different types of building materials – more than you would normally find in one building,”. “For example, we found plaster, concrete, traditional lumber, engineered wood, cabinets, hardwood floors, sheet vinyl, tile, wainscoting, ceramic tile, wall coverings, plus furnishings.
“Every day we’d assess the situation in the flood house using a variety of advanced moisture meter technology, “It’s incredible what we can do now. We can actually track the moisture levels inside structural materials as the building dries. Based on the readings we took that day, we’d make slight but critical adjustments to the drying plan or equipment mix.
“Knowing how to gather, interpret, and record this information allows me to determine exactly when the structure is dry and back to a normal, healthy condition. Then I can show a customer or insurance agent the data in an easy-to-read report. That extra step gives them confidence that I’ve done the job right. It’s great to be able to offer that kind of assurance of quality.”
As a graduate of the ASD course with Dri-Eaz, Kauai Carpet Cleaners Inc.is part of the DriZone Network. The DriZone Network is an international community of restoration professionals dedicated to offering the highest level of service in the industry. Network members share a commitment to remaining on the cutting-edge of industry technology and new drying techniques through continued education and the sharing of information. When homeowners or insurance adjusters are in need of quality restoration services for water damage, the DriZone Network is a great place to find the most qualified professionals in the area.
You can find contact information for Kauai Carpet Cleaners Inc., in addition to more information about the DriZone Network and ASD courses, at www.drizone.com.
We calculate your water damage restoration bill based on time, equipment, labor and materials.
Scientific approach determines equipment installation
Our technicians are very careful to place the right type and quantity of equipment on your job – no more and no less. What is the “right amount?” It’s different for each job and depends upon the size and condition of the affected area, and the types of materials we need to dry. For your drying job, we used the DriZone process, which is the least disruptive, fastest, most efficient and cost effective drying method available.
The DriZone process encompasses the entire structure or affected area. After extracting the water, we inspect carefully, using various instruments to evaluate the moisture in the air, structural components and contents. Throughout the drying process, we record moisture levels and use psychometric calculations to evaluate the success of the drying plan. This helps us speed and balance the drying process by making necessary equipment adjustments.
Faster drying lowers costs, increases safety
To hasten drying so business or home owners can return to the building as soon as possible, we dry the carpet and pad from the top down whenever possible. In some cases this takes more equipment, but ultimately it saves both time and money since there is no carpet or pad removal or reinstallation required.
In addition, our technicians are very careful to avoid allowing moisture to travel beyond the affected area to other areas where people may be living or working, and where there may be other valuable furnishings, personal or business property, documents, etc. These considerations also play a role in determining the type and quantity of equipment required to assure a balanced drying system.
Training & knowledge assure professionalism
When you receive a different estimate or price from our competition, make sure you are comparing apples to apples – have their technicians completed basic IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification) training? In addition, have they successfully completed advanced, hands-on DriZone training in structural drying to put into practice the scientific S500 standards set by the IICRC?
We take our responsibilities seriously.
When we dry a water-damaged room or building, our responsibility is to dry the affected area quickly and thoroughly. That’s why we use the advanced DriZone process. Failure to dry properly and thoroughly can cause unpleasant odors and dangerous secondary damage from mold, mildew and bacteria growth. Unchecked, this growth can spread Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) that can be hazardous to everyone, but especially to people with allergies, illnesses or compromised immune systems. Our standards of professionalism require us to dry the building completely so there is no possibility of secondary damage.
Rely on our integrity
Both our reputation and our business depends upon completing jobs thoroughly and successfully to satisfy customers and their insurance companies.
Water Damage Tips
If your home or business has been flooded with water here's some things you should not do.
• Do not use electrical appliances while on wet carpet or wet floors.
• Do not go into rooms with standing water if the electricity is on.
• Do not use an ordinary household vacuum to remove water.
• Do not lift tacked down carpet without professional help. Lifting the carpet incorrectly could promote shrinkage.
• Do not wait to call for professional help. Damage from the water and bacteria growth can begin within hours.
If your home or business has been flooded with water here's some things you can do until help arrives.
• Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
• Wipe furniture dry.
• Lift draperies off carpet, loop through a non-metal coat hangar, and place hangar on the drapery rod.
• Prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying.
• Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings.
• Open furniture drawers, closet doors and luggage to enhance drying.
• Move photos, paintings and art objects to a safe, dry location.
• Remove wet fabrics and dry them as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
• Remove damp books from shelves and spread out to dry.
• If damage occurs during a cool season, leave heat on; if in summer, use an air conditioner if available.
• Use fans to circulate the air and assist drying.
(Contact your insurance company)
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