An IICRC S500 Standards and Reference Guide, and BDMA (British Damage Management Association) compliant, approved certificate of dryness, compiled by our IICRC qualified professional building pathologists, restoration and structural drying technicians is essential when demonstrating that the affected areas of your building have been or were dried correctly following a flood or water damage.
Alongside assessment for certification of dryness purposes, we offer the full range of structural drying, compliant with IICRC S500 standards. Applied structural drying is a serious science; often incorrect setup of machines or failure to tent or contain the drying environment can result in the drying equipment failing to pull moisture from the air and structure, wasting time and money.
Where a certification of dryness survey results in a failure to certify the affected area or materials within the area as dry, we are qualified to advise on how best/ optimally to move the project along, and measure drying times.
For certification of dryness assessment services, we respond within 48 hours with an entire range of equipment; we map, track, and assess the moisture content of materials and either issue certification, or a certification of dryness report, accordingly.
Certification of Dryness for Building Insurance
A certification of dryness can be a critical document with regards to insurance claims. With a certification of dryness, we can document the condition of the property with the intention to move forwards with full confidence, and use your certification of dryness to prove the property was dry during the time of certification of dryness, thereby any future damp, has happened after the date on the certification of dryness.
Need an Insurance Certificate of Dryness?
In the event that your house has encountered water damage, it may or may not be your blame. In any case, it is vital to ascertain whether you will be able to claim through your insurance or manage it yourself. Regardless of what happens, it is best to ensure that a moisture map ( accurate documentation of precisely what is wet, precisely how wet, and to what level and where ) is recorded. The moment this information is known, we can tell you just how long it will need to dry, and what equipment we will need to use to dry the property or home. If the affected areas are found to be certifiable as dry, then our certificate would be issued promptly in .pdf format.
Regardless of what happens, it is is best to ensure that a moisture map ( accurate documentation of precisely what is wet, precisely how wet, and to what level and where ) is recorded. The moment this information is known, we can tell you just how long it will need to dry, and what equipment we will need to use to dry the property or home.
Signing Off an Insurance Certificate
We are able to then sign off the drying works the instant the drying undertaking has been concluded, and issue certificates of dryness on each area of the property that had been impacted. These may then be used any time in the future to illustrate that the locations in question were dried out using S500 British Standard techniques, and to the adequate standard, and to exactly what degree it was water damaged prior to the works. If at a later time you are subject to a further bout of water damage, you can provide proof that the property or home was dried to the proper benchmarks at a particular time period, therefore demonstrate that the water damage is new.
How Much is Insurance Certification of Dryness Going to Cost Me?
Remember when you are protected by your insurance, it will cost you nothing at all over the long-term as insurance companies normally always pay for all investigative and diagnostic works. You are often able to recover costs under the “trace and access” terms of your insurance policy.
When you use our expert services to dry the property, and rent dehumidifiers, fans, or desiccant driers, from us, then we can issue certification of dryness upon completion of the drying project as part of the applied structural drying service.
Where we are hired to provide an independent certification of dryness services, prices can vary depending on where you are, and the size of the property/ affected area(s). Contact us today for a free quote; where required, we can email you the letter headed quote same day.
Charges commence at £10.00 per area certified excluding initial call out fee (based on where you are).
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