Wall drying?

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  1. Matt Wood
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    I was focusing on how it's priced in the invoice Xactimate.

    Is drilling holes, and using the that drying machine cheaper than the old fashioned way that I mentioned above?
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    I'm not sure. We've never done it that way.
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    Most of us are not construction companies and want to mitigate the damage not cause more.
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    When putting air into walls, a heat drying system like ETES is usually going to shorten the drying time which is win/win/win. The Richard method.
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    The problem with the industry is that "so called restorers" are charging more to "mitigate the damages" then the cost of replacement... That's where experience comes into play...

    Yes, you want to mitigate the damages but not at the expense of charging more to do it, unless of course special circumstances..

    When the cost of mitigation out weighs the cost of replacement, cut it out.. Knowing a good drywall company that doesn't fook around and get the job done is priceless..
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    That was the reason of my questions
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    Even if the price were the same. What do you suppose your client would choose?

    People don't want the hassle. They are always happy when we don't have to tear it out and irritated when we do.
    Its sucks to have your house torn up for extended periods of time. Sanding can cause collateral damage and painting is its own hassle.
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    Mold.

    That word scares all the homeowners from what the media has done. I know the wall drying process prevents mold, but the customer doesn't. When they can see their 2X4 frames bone dry, that gives them a sense of satisfaction.

    Have you ever had a customer question your drying system just because they can't see behind the wall?
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    No but we do whatever they want. Dry it, tear it out, whatever is wanted.
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    Mold? Who is worried about mold? :winky:


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    Had a customer ask me today if there was mold in her house.

    AND I TOLD HER THERE IS MOLD IN YOUR HOUSE, but not related to this small a/c overflow water damage. She wanted prof so we went into the attic and took pictures of the area of ceiling drywall that was wet and said look there is not mold, and she was fine.

    In Other scenarios we would just drill a 1/2 hole and use a borescope to show there is not mold.

    If the wall or building material is dry the won't be any growth, if your customer is worried and you are spray it Dow with a quat. Allow 10 minutes the wipe it down. (Don't do this if you can actually see growth, only if wall is visibly clean on the surface.
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    Gotta get me one of dem Whore-a-scopes. :shifty:
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    That's just horrible...

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