Executive summary about the water by David A. Selter
1. Water Removal
The sooner the better. This will typically involve extraction to remove the standing water, and the removal of saturated materials that hold water such as; carpet pad, damaged sheetrock, and insulation.
2. Drying with dehumidifiers and air movers
Fast drying through the use of dehumidifiers and air movers is critical for mitigating the effects of water and moisture laden air during remediation.
3. Repair to get your life back to normal
Once the structure has been tested by a water damage contractor to ensure that it is completely dry, you can begin repairing the damage to get things back to normal. Most contractors who perform water removal and drying will also offer water damage repair.
Water, the substance we depend on for survival; odorless, colorless and tasteless yet basal to the survival of all life. Hard water can indeed be damaging to your home’s plumbing and appliances. When home owners are on municipal sewage systems the salt brine from softeners or conditioners backwashes into the system. Sodium makes its way into the nation’s waterways. Those same waterways eventually become the water provide to other homes additional down the stream. In some cities, sodium from water softeners has become such a challenge they have banned the use of salt brine conditioners altogether.
Beyond the challenges of sodium in the system, softeners do nothing to address the larger problems of contamination. Cysts, chemicals and disinfection byproducts, pharmaceuticals and other carcinogens numbering in the hundreds are in the public and well water supplies. The salt brine systems price tag is pretty impressive.
There is a new, state-of-the-art alternative that provides not only the ultimate in water softening, but the ultimate in purification as well. It’s called Nano-filtration.
Nano-filtration does not waste two-thirds of the water advent into the theory as reverse osmosis does, works with an industrialized hollow carbon technology that is far first-rate to old fashioned carbon block. Then it troops the water straight through a membrane to remove everything down to .0001 microns! Nano-Filtration systems are not reasonable – that is, unless you compare them to the hugely costly softening systems.