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Dririte Service Man - Got Questions. DRIRITE has answersWhy is Dririte working in my home?

Because evidence of moisture intrusion in your home, we were called upon to help remedy the problem as quickly and efficiently as possible to restore your home to its former condition.

What is the purpose of the containment area?

A containment structure may be built in your home in order to serve several functions. The removal of drywall can be a messy undertaking resulting in lots of fine powder and dust becoming airborne. The containment barrier helps to ensure your home does not get coated with drywall dust. In some cases where the water intrusion has gone unnoticed for an extended period of time mold growth may have occurred inside the wall captivity. The containment barrier prevents mold spores that may become airborne during work from traveling to other areas of your home. Another goal is to dry the structure completely and assist in identifying leaks. The containment barrier allows us to better control the drying process by reducing the volume of air and structural surfaces we are dehumidifying.

What is a dehumidifier and what is it for?

The refrigerant dehumidifiers we use are used to help dry your home as quickly as possible. Once moisture in the structure evaporates into the air, the moisture laden air is passed through the refrigerant coils in the dehumidifier. As the relatively warm moist air passes across the colder refrigerant coils the moisture in the air condenses back to liquid form. The water is then pumped out of the dehumidifier through the drain line into a sink or tub drain.

What is an air scrubber and what is it for?

Our air scrubbers are used for two purposes. They circulate the air within the work area to aid in evaporation of moisture so that the dehumidifiers can do their job more efficiently. The air scrubbers are also equipped with a HEPA filter, which traps and removes dust and debris from the air. The air quality in the work area continuously improves with each pass through the filters.

How long will the project take to complete?

Demolition typically takes several hours to a full day. Occasionally, circumstances dictate a longer project. After the removal of materials is complete drying of the structure will take place. Our goal is to have the site dried in two days. Drying time may be longer depending on the amount of moisture present and environmental conditions. water testing will need to take place to identify the location of the water intrusion source. Some leaks are harder to find than others, therefore time varies from project to project. Usually it only takes a day or two. Once the source of the water intrusion is determined, a repair will be scheduled to prevent further moisture intrusion into the home. Time to complete the repair will vary greatly depending upon the reason for moisture intrusion. Everyone will try to keep you informed at this point to let you know the expected time needed. Once the repair has been completed, you will be ready to have the interior work site re-build. Replacing drywall, texture, paint and trim work will be done to return your home to it’s original condition. A couple of days may be needed to finish work once you’ve been scheduled.

If I have a question about my project, who should I call?

Don’t hesitate to call your project manager if you have questions regarding your project. We understand that keeping you well informed will help you understand the project each step of the way.

Other Resources and Printer-Friendly Downloads

  • Molds in the Environment webpage by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Fungi in Buildings – University of Minnesota, Department of Environmental Health and Safety
  • A Brief Guide to Hidden Mold and Your Home webpage by the Environmental Protection Agency EPA.
  • JD Power Rankings for home builders across the nation. These rankings will help you to decide if purchasing your home is prudent considering their customer satisfaction rankings.
  • Separating Mold from Myth This is an article entitled: Separating Mold from Myth, and discusses the importance of removal over the exclusive use of biocides and “treatments” (This article and magazine focuses solely on the insurance industry).
  • Center for Disease Control Direct link to the CDC site. Covers basic home maintenance and prevention issues as they relate to mold.
  • Realty Times This article is aimed at informing homeowners about mold and how to address it. Covers how to handle mold yourself, and when you may need to call in a mitigation company.
  • Federal Emergency Managment Agency This article contains links to other sites, as well as give a brief overview of most common situations that may bring about a mold issue.
  • Environmental Protection Agency This link provides useful information on how to deal with mold, provides documentation on mold and allows you to order further publications on studies conducted by the EPA.
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification This website has a consumer section that includes a guide on how to manage various mold issues. It includes water restoration as well as fire and smoke restoration information. In addition, there is a direct search engine to find a contractor in your area.
  • National Air Duct Cleaners Association This is a consumer related FAQ section. It provides information on pricing, how often you may want to get your ducts cleaned, and provides a search engine for locating certified contractors in your area.
  • Vacation Rental Managers Information – Mitigation Advice from the Professionals at Dri Rite

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