Water Restoration Consulting



    Drying a structure is a science; temperature and relative humidity readings can be taken to determine the specific humidity. A comparison can be drawn between the specific humidity of the exterior air, ambient interior air of the affected area, ambient interior air of the unaffected area, dehumidifier exhaust air, and the HVAC system to verify if a balanced drying system is in place and if effective drying is occurring.

MKA possesses the testing equipment to determine if the right amount of drying equipment is in use on site per the standards for applied structural drying

Prior to Onset of Work
• Establish agreement on means and methodology and scope of restoration
• Participate in negotiations of contract rates (short term and / or long term)
• Review equipment calculations for initial dry down equipment
• Develop cost analysis between restoration and replacement of non-structural
   building materials

During Moisture Control and Dry Down
• Record daily temperature and humidity readings
• Review daily monitoring reports from drying contractor
• Prepare psychometric charting and comparison of specific humidity readings
• Verify equipment count and layout against industry standards (S-500)
• Verify dehumidification calculations for a balanced drying system
• Review billing invoice for accuracy and effectiveness of dry down (daily,
   weekly, monthly)

During Remediation
• Inspect containment and negative air equipment to verify application of
   hygienists protocol
• Inspection and verify proper PPE (personal protective equipment) usage (per
• Review invoices for accuracy and reasonableness
• Review remedial scope performed against hygienist protocol

These services, in conjunction with our Infrared Thermal Imaging Service will assure effective and complete structural drying without excessive cost or investigative damage.

  Primary Contact
Barry Milliner, PMP, PQS, AssocRICS