•Our entire practice is based upon mold
prevention and drying instead of
• Truly understanding the Science of Drying
(Psychrometry and thermodynamics) allows
us to dry what most companies can not.
• The main advantages for our customers are a
savings in time, money and hassles with the
insurance companies compared to our competition.
• Being able to dry most water damages in just 72-96
hours, we are able to prevent mold from growing,
restore most materials and save an immense amount
of money and time on renovation and demolition.
Mold needs stagnant air, high humidity, temperatures between 70 and 90 degrees, wet materials for longer periods of time in order to grow. Rapidly drying the entire structure and contents above 90 degrees, while documenting the entire process using specific moisture meters, and the proper documentation, we are able to dry in place, without concern for mold growth.
• Extreme Extraction – Xtreme Extractors
are specifically designed to remove
water from both the carpet and pad.
• By enabling carpet and pad to
be extracted in place, Xtreme
Extraction saves the additional
damage to walls and trim in the
process of removing padding from
• Additional saving of time and
money are of course saved since
the pad does not need replaced.
Replacing pad means that the entire
room must be emptied, new pad
installed and power stretching the carpet.
• In the industry, anything over 90 degrees ambient
conditions is considered hi-temperature drying.
Most companies do not invest into high temperature
dehumidifiers. Hi Temp dehumidifiers mean that work
in temperatures up to 120 degrees, compared to
standard refrigerant dehumidification which
become very inefficient above 85 degrees.
• Why is high temperature drying important?
Every 18 to 20 degrees we are able to increase
the temperature of the materials that we are
drying, we are able to double the rate of evaporation.
• In other words, we can dry twice as fast as
• The added benefits of hi-temp drying is the
fact we can dry deeper into materials. In other
words, hot moves to cold, which increases the
vapor pressure in materials as the temperature
• It is a must to use dehumidifiers that work
in higher temperatures, when doubling the
materials vapor pressure. If standard
dehumidifiers are used then the temperature
of the material must remain low, (less than 85 degrees)
slowing the entire evaporation process and most likely
demolition will be required to get to the wet materials.
• High Velocity Air Movers
• Air movers come in varied sizes and shapes. The three most popular are the Axial, Centrifugal and the Radial air movers.
• The air movers job is to help evaporate moisture into the air for the dehumidifiers to remove and to reheat the material from the evaporative cooling.
• Veritas uses the highest velocity air movers on the market. They may be a bit bulky for our technicians, but we get paid for drying not for making it more convenient for ourselves.
• At 3000 CFM and at over 1400 FPM, this Phoenix Focus delivers the fastest air and evaporation of all the air movers.
Many of the new air movers are the radial, which are cheaper to purchase and easier for the restoration company to haul and set up. The trade off is a dramatic loss in air flow which results in longer drying times, higher risk of mold growth and larger rental bills for the customer.