Our Methods

Evaporation is the key to drying wet homes or buildings from water damage. Environmental Consulting Group, Inc knows from proven studies that more than 90% of the water can be removed by a thorough extraction, leaving a stubborn small percentage to be removed by drying equipment. Depending on the situation and material involved, most restoration contractors report on average 3-5 day dry times using conventional methods such as air movement and dehumidification, rapidly increasing expenses and repairs. At ECG we are committed to shorten the drying process in order to get your lives back to normal as quickly as possible. Using TES we report 1-2 day averages on drying times and minor repairs if any at all, eliminating a massive mitigation other contractors commonly instigate.

water damage removal

After the initial extraction of water we continue by strategically placing our Heat Exchangers in designated positions determined early on by the initial inspection. We then calculate the cubic feet of each area, and the amount of moisture currently present in the air to determine the amount and position of high velocity professional air exchangers (Dryers.)

Because we raise the indoor temperature dramatically, we can in some cases eliminate the need for dehumidifiers but we still need to remove the moisture from the air somehow. Therefore we provide a safe and secure place for evacuating the saturated air, normally out a window, using specially designed moisture withdraw system (Evac-system). The Evac System combines a ducting tube, a temperature controller, and an air exchanger. Based on calculations and the application of the “Reets Drying Method” we determine the proper settings for the Evac system. With consistent Monitoring and adjustments we shorten the time it takes to achieve our goal of reaching a dry standard.

Drying Carpet

At ECG we make a concerted effort to save your carpet if at all possible by drying in place. It is most commonly done by simply lifting a corner of the carpet and pad and placing a heat exchange underneath thus creating a float in the carpet. By applying this float technique, the heat is directed to the carpet, the pad, the subfloor, and even the walls. Applying the heat to that combination increases efficiency and alleviates down time.

Drying Hardwood Floors

Using plastic sheeting and our specially designed sandbags, we are able to construct a tent over the affected area and apply the heat directly to the moisture. Focusing the heat to the problem areas, allows us to salvage hardwood floors if possible, a feat restorers, agents, and adjusters never thought possible 10 years ago. Pairing our TES system with other equipment designed for hardwood floors, such as drying mats, our success rate is unmatched by any other restorer in town.

Drying Walls & Substrates

Drying wet wall assemblies and insulation without removing drywall is made simpler than ever with TES. We begin by removing the baseboard in the affected areas, drill small holes between the framing of the walls, and force dry heated air into the cavities. We use specialized forced-air systems paired with TES to administer the heat to the wet areas. Forcing heated-dry air into the crevices drastically reduces drying times, repairs, and ultimately expenses.