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DryBuiding has extensive expertise in the area of water damage remediation. We pride our selves sending the most experienced water damage technician to your home. We have commercial grade equipment that allows us to restore your home or business to a  living/working environment within 3 to 4 days. As restoration professionals, our goal is to return the structure to pre loss condition as quickly as possible, leaving little or no repair and/or reconstruction.

When the technicians arrive to the job site, they will meet with the property owner, inspect and evaluate the affected areas. The technicians will determine any affected areas by using moisture meters that will help determine exactly where the water has traveled and what services are needed to be performed for the most effective drying to occur.

Types of Water Contamination

Category 1 Water: This water would be considered “fresh, clean water”. Coming from a source that does not cause harm to humans.

Category 2 Water: This water contains a significant amount of contamination. Also known as “gray water” This type of water has the potential of causing discomfort or sickness. Category 2 water may contain the following contaminants:

  1. Fungi, bacteria, viruses or algae
  2. Chemicals
  3. Physical Hazards

If untreated Category 2 water can become category 3 within 48 hours.

Category 3 Water: This water is also known as “Black Water”. Black water is unsanitary and may contain the following contaminants:

  1. Feces
  2. Rotten Food Products
  3. Sewage
  4. Bacteria

How To Treat It

A common protocol would be as follows, and of course, would be adjusted due to the severity of your home or business. There may also be steps that would not need to be taken, again depending on the severity of the damage. Every home and business is different and requires different methods be taken. Below is a common protocol:

  1. Water Extraction: Excess water must be extracted in order for damage to be contained to the smallest area possible. Our truck mounted extraction unit allows our technicians to thoroughly and quickly extract any excess water in your home/business.
  2. Removal of any wet, non salvageable materials. This will also help the drying process progress quickly. I.e. carpet padding, vinyl flooring, baseboards, and sheet rock. However, our goal is to dry your property without having to remove any materials.
  3. Removal of baseboards to drill small holes in the bottom portion of the wall to allow for proper air flow inside of the wall cavity. (If necessary)
  4. Anti Microbial Treatment: An antimicrobial agent will be sprayed to affected areas to help prevent mold growth and eliminate odors.
  5. Drying Equipment:  Once the damage is assessed Dry Building will make the determination on what type of equipment will dry your structure the quickest and most thoroughly. Dry Building uses the following commercial grade equipment :
    1. High Velocity Air Movers
    2. Refrigerant Dehumidifiers (various sizes)
    3. Trailer Mounted Desiccant Dehumidifiers, which can dry up to 70,000 sq ft at a time.
  1. Follow up inspections daily to ensure structure is drying. Our technicians use    moisture meters to take moisture readings. Once the readings come back dry, the equipment will be removed. A normal drying time is between three to four days.
  2. Billing Options:When services are completed, we will either bill the insured directly or we can bill the insurance company directly. DryBuilding uses the Xactimate Software  for billing which is the software preferred by insurance companies for billing matters.

Tips & Advice

If your home or business is need of water damage restoration, call DRYBUILDING immediately and we will dispatch our technicians out to your home or business ASAP.


DryBuilding is a “Restoration Specialist”, which means that our company specializes in the restoration and drying of your property as close to pre loss condition as possible. To avoid any conflict of interest we advise homeowners/business owners to avoid a “FULL SERVICE CONTRACTOR”. A full service contractor may be influenced by their ability to RESTORE, as well as, REPAIR, the affected building. This may lead to the removal of flooring, sheetrock, etc. that may have been fully restored by properly drying the area. Our recommendation to you, as our customer, is to let the experts dry your home and leave any repairs (if any), to be done by a contractor when your property is completely dry and the evaluation has been made of what repairs are  needed.

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