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Learning With The Best In The Business

CalAtlantic Homes has an amazing team.  We were very impressed and humbled to be able to spend some time sharing some knowledge with the best in the business.

The event started off with the best environmental testing company in California, Allstate Environmental Solutions.  If you need mold, lead, and or asbestos testing or consulting, look no further that AES.

12782373_10154069283416929_18917363_nEven new homes have water damage.  Due to the amazing advances in weather proofing, the homes being built today are more insulated and waterproof than ever.  A side effect from these great new energy efficient and weather proofed structures is that when water leaks inside the property, it does not escape.  This causes more mold problems in newer homes vs. the older homes.  This is why drying out flooded properties correctly is more important today than it has ever been.

12421277_10154069283841929_1359264042_nWith all the new knowledge passed around with CalAtlantic in San Diego, we made sure to point out the most important part of handling flood, fire, and mold emergencies:  CUSTOMER SERVICE! This is the area that CalAtlantic excels with your new homes.  Even with the amazing home product they provide, their people and care are what leads this company beyond the other home builders in the industry.Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 12.07.39 PM
For most jobs and especially mold or category 2 and 3 jobs, a containment should be installed.

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In order to dry out properties correctly, the equipment must be set up properly.  Always use a dehumidifier as the first piece of equipment.  If the flood is larger, then air movers are added.  Air movers are installed to create a drying vortex.  All must be facing clockwise and per the layout of the attached diagram.

Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 10.10.36 AMThere is so much more to cover and there are amazing ways in which we can dry properties out to minimize demolition and cut the total cost of the project.

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