Dry Check – Structural Drying Inspections

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Why We Offer Dry Check Inspections

Working with insurance adjusters and water damage restoration contractors can be intimidating.  Rarely does an individual understand the technical aspects of applied structural drying and restoration techniques. This means you will be approving work that affects the health of your family and your property value. If your contractor doesn’t do the job correctly, it’s not discovered until long after you’ve signed and agreed the work was completed to your satisfaction, and the insurance claim closed.

At NextGen we are committed to educating property owners on water damage restoration. We feel the more you know, the better equipped you are to make an informed decision on which contractor to select.  As a homeowner you need to understand what you should be getting from your insurance company and your contractor. If you have any questions, request a FREE Phone Consultation with one of our experts. Don’t make a costly mistake that could have easily been avoided.

 

What's Included in a Dry Check Inspection

Do You Need a Dry Check Inspection?

Below is  a quick list of questions you should be asking.

Was drying equipment in place for only 3 to 5 days?

Not allowing enough drying time can result in mold growth and structural damage that is not discovered for  months.  Fact: Over 95% of structures that are dried for only 3 to 5 days, still contain moisture levels high enough to promote mold growth.

Did your contractor use D. A. M. P. (Deep Assembly Moisture Profiling) to ensure your structure reached Dry Standard?

Detecting moisture hidden deep in the walls is now possible with advanced technology coupled with deep penetrating electronic sensors (reaching a depth of 5.5 inches into a wall) that can monitor the humidity, temperature and overall moisture content in the building and determine when the structure has reached Dry Standard. The results are reported via a software program that can be monitored by the contractor, home owner, and insurance adjuster in real time. Best of all, a complete report is generated, documenting and the results.

Compare this to companies that still use outdated non penetrating moisture meters that only detect moisture up to 1/2 inch deep and remove drying equipment based on guess work.

Did your contractor sample for mold, asbestos, lead and silica removed any building materials?

Industry regulations require restoration contractors to perform tests to insure there are no hazardous building materials that can be harmful to workers or the homeowners before any tear out is performed.

Did your contractor provide you with the following *reports?

  • Scope of Work
  • Moisture Map
  • Moisture Test Report Data
  • Air Sample Report
  • Surface Sampling Report
  • Moisture Monitoring Report During Drying Process
  • Equipment Performance & Monitoring Report

*If your insurance company suggested a preferred vendor do the work, they will report to them instead of you because essentially they work for the insurance company. Often this leads to a focus on saving the insurance company money. You need a contractor that is on your side and reports to you as well.

Initial Site Walkthrough & Review

We perform a comprehensive visual inspection of the area that was affected by the loss and review your damage documentation.

Overall Job Quality Review

We will review the workmanship and the restoration strategy, as well as provide an initial moisture survey (limited to non-destructive techniques)

Advanced Moisture Test (If Requested)

We use high tech deep penetrating sensors that can detect moisture that traditional test equipment often misses. Our sensors can monitor the humidity, temperature and overall moisture content in the building and determine when the structure has reached Dry Standard.

Final Bill to Carrier Review

Being familiar with the water damage insurance claim process and understating your options will help you make informed decisions and ensure quick recovery in the unfortunate event of water damage to your property.

Dry Check Certification Report

We will provide you with a documented report showing the inspection results. This certification and accompanying documentation will be important when you sell the property.

By ordering a Dry Check Inspection we will review the quality of the work being performed, review reports and provide professional consulting.

Think you have Mold Issue? NextGen is a Registered Third Party Evaluator and specializes in Dry Standard inspections. Finding hidden moisture other miss is just part of our everyday job!

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Was drying equipment in place for only 3 to 5 days?

Did your contractor sample for mold, asbestos, lead and silica removed any building materials?

Did your contractor use D. A. M. P. (Deep Assembly Moisture Profiling) to ensure your structure reached Dry Standard?  Or we can say check for moisture deep in the wall using the latest technology?….?

Did your Insurance company provide you with the following reports?

  1. Scope of Work
  2. Moisture Map
  3. Moisture Test Data
  4. Air Sample Report
  5. Surface Sampling Report
  6. Moisture Monitoring Report
  7. Equipment Performance & Monitoring Report

Do you smell mold even after your structure was dried?

Is anyone in your family experiencing new health issues?

David’s Series of questions from video

Did your contractor only dry 3 to 5 days
Did your contractor sample for mold, asbestos, lead and silica
before they did any material removal
Did your contractor provide you with the following reports.
Scope of Work
Moisture Map
Air Sampling Report
Surface Sampling Report
Moisture Monitoring Report
Equipment Performance & Monitoring Report

TIP: If your insurance company suggested one of their preferred vendors they will report to them instead of you because essentially they work for the insurance company and together their goal is to reduce the cost of the claim amount. Sounds good but you need to be sure they are focused on drying your structure the right way, and completely restoring your home to pre-loss condition.

At NextGen we are focused on professional drying your structure and provide the documentation and proof required by your insurance company.

Why our reporting system is different? answer