Emergency Services


Applied structural drying brings together a comprehensive knowledge base and state-of-the-art technology to dry homes rapidly and efficiently. As the clock ticks after a water damage incident, minutes and hours are critical. The structural components and building materials of a house are increasingly compromised as water migrates deeper and secondary consequences such as toxic mold growth become more widespread. Applied structural drying uses a data-driven, systematic approach to minimize damage to materials and optimize drying results quickly. As much as possible, water extraction and drying is accomplished using non-destructive procedures and with as little disruption as possible. Real-time progress is documented at regular intervals until complete drying is verified.The science of applied structural drying is based on industry-standard principles that include:Rapid DryingGetting water out of the house is first priority. Teams utilize powerful truck-mounted extractors to eliminate water. Depending on origin and contamination potential, water may be extracted from carpeting and other materials without removal of these materials. Vacuum squeegees pick up water from hard floors and high-volume pumps clear flooded spaces such as basements. Structural cavity drying systems (SCDS) can dry moisture that has spread into hard-to-reach voids.Humidity ReductionHigh humidity spreading throughout the house exacerbates water damage by causing secondary damage to areas not even contacted by water. Powerful tools include axial fans and centrifugal air movers to flush water vapor out of the house. High-volume dehumidifiers designed for interior water damage remediation use hygroscopic desiccants to dry circulating air.Continuous MonitoringPsychrometry is the science that guides and documents the water damage restoration process. Measurements are taken throughout the house at scheduled intervals during the project. Moisture sensors chart the extent of water intrusion, invasive and non-invasive moisture meters take spot measurements in affected areas and thermo-hygrometers chart relative humidity. Other technology such as borescopes to inspect structural voids and thermal cameras are also utilized to evaluate the drying progress. Precise measurements provide necessary data to confirm when dryness targets are achieved.


There are many emergencies that can occur inside your home that will ultimately cause water damage, including burst pipes, a clogged toilet, leaking dishwasher lines, water heater failure, sewer backup and sump pump failure.
When any of these mishaps occur, it doesn’t take long for the resulting standing water or sewage to cause significant problems. In addition to the flooding, you may have damaged or ruined furniture, flooring and drywall. Your walls may have been weakened by water and early signs of mold could be spreading throughout your home. This is the type of damage that can be mitigated by professional water damage restoration services.
What is water restoration? Unfortunately, it’s much more than just the drying and cleaning up your home or business after a flood. Simple surface drying is not true water removal, and it is often not enough to remove the threat of bacteria and viruses. Porous materials such as carpet furniture, and even drywall can hold water long after they appear to be dry on the surface. Unless properly dried and treated by a water restoration team, foul orders and potential health issues can result.
QRF Restoration’s prompt and professional water removal experts are fully trained and IICRC certified to clean and deodorize areas affected by excessive water damage. Water damage restoration begins with an industry approved process that provided protection against germs, mold, mildew and odors, and is designed to get your home back in working order as quickly as possible.
When you hire water restoration professionals, a prompt and experienced team will work with you and your insurance company to ensure that the experience is as painless as possible. Once your insurance coverage is determined, QRF Restoration will ask you for written permission to begin the water damage restoration process.
Then begins the water extraction, removal of unsalvageable contents and structures (including personal property, carpet and other flooring, drywall (only the damaged portions are cut away from the studs), paneling, shelving, cabinets, etc.), cleaning of the affected areas, disinfecting, deodorizing and methodical drying of the structure. QRF Restoration will also haul away any harmful and water damaged debris.
The damage to your property and contents are thoroughly documented, per insurance industry standards, with photos of the loss before beginning the water damage restoration work, during the process and again after the job is done. The professionals at QRF Restoration are also trained to prepare sketches and create drying logs for your insurance company so that your claim can be processed quickly and accurately.
The actual cleaning and drying time of your home and contents must be determined by the scope of the water damage, as well as the time it takes to meet the drying standard. The water restoration process may be completed in as little as just two days or it may take up to a week. Water removal, cleanup, packing, removal of unsalvageable property, disinfecting and deodorization are generally completed on the day of your call. Drying equipment, dehumidifiers and air sanitizers are left onsite at your home to complete the water clean-up process. Equipment is removed only when our thorough temperature, humidity and moisture testing confirms that affected areas have been dried to approved standards.
QRF Restoration cares about you and wants to ensure that the properties that fall victim to water damage and/or sewage and microbial growth can be salvaged. The harmful effects of water damage can be reduced greatly by the prompt and reliable water damage restoration services from QRF Restoration.