When water invades your home or business, BELFOR Canada offers professional water damage cleanup and services. Act before your sink!
Even with proper drying equipment in place, carpet can take 24 hours or more to dry. Moderately wet drywall can take 1-3 days. Hardwood flooring, plaster, concrete and wood may require 7-10 days to dry. Contractors and claims professionals that promise to dry buildings in three days are ignoring scientific principles.
Structural drying is a scientific process that requires professional water damage training and the use of specialized instruments. It is very site-specific and one size never fits all. BELFOR water damage technicians are highly trained in psychrometrics, the science of drying, and always use IICRC S500 industry standards for professional water damage restoration.
Our water damage restoration techniques include:
Remove standing water and recover assets
Measure moisture and record damage
Non-invasive leak detection
Drying of buildings by technical means
Conservation of machinery, electrical appliances, equipment and furniture, files and documents
Disinfection by destroying micro-organisms and mould
Our technicians are trained to seek out hidden water damage. Water can flow or be captured in seemingly unlikely places. Undetected, it can quickly turn into future problems. All wet materials are identified through moisture inspections involving:
Electronic Moisture Detection Instruments
When determining what it will take to dry your property, we use a mathematical formula based on many different variables including:
Impacted square footage?
Impacted cubic footage?
What is wet?
Are materials saturated or damp?
How many air exchanges are required?
How many air movers are required?
BELFOR also has the industry’s most extensive inventory of drying equipment – air movers, air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, moisture meters, thermal imaging cameras, thermo-hygrometers and more. We have a large fleet of semi-trailers loaded with equipment and supplies that are strategically positioned around the country for rapid response.
Exact and reliable data is critical. Using moisture meters with exclusive proprietary software, technicians carefully measure moisture content and the extent of water damage. We also monitor and document the drying process on a daily basis until optimal drying standards are met.
As a General Contractor, our knowledge of both drying and construction allows us to make the most beneficial choices for our clients.
Dehumidification removes moisture from the air and prevents secondary water damage from condensation. Using sophisticated dehumidification equipment, we can produce effective drying results and eliminate environmental concerns.