How to Build Containment for Flood Restoration & Dust Control

Containing dust and debris during restoration work is a top priority for us. We realize that most times during restoration work that there are occupants of the building or home that need access while we are doing the work. Additionally, containing the area of the work eliminates contamination of the rest of the building. Containment…

How to Detect Water Moisture in a House

This video overviews the use of different water moisture detection meters that we use for finding, locating, and removing moisture & harmful contaminants from homes. Some example areas that can be detected with these meters but may not be seen by the naked-eye are: Wet ceiling drywall / insulation Soaked carpet Slowly moving water under…

Water, Fire & Mold Restoration Contractor's Office & Shop, a 360 Degree View

Hi, I’m Micah Somarriba, owner of Dry Express Restoration, and the video on this page is an overview of our office, shop, and vehicles.  The dialogue on the video is as follows……here are a couple of our vehicles, all of them are logoed as well as our trailers that you see on there on the…

The Dry Express Experience

We specialize in insurance claims for emergency services and associated reconstruction. Dry Express Restoration’s purpose is to serve the insurance industry and associated customers, to make sure the water, fire, mold, and trauma emergency restoration and reconstruction service experience is free of emotional distress, free of frustration, and expedited in duration.  I have come up…

What standards are used for mold remediation and how is mold remediation completed correctly?

The US Federal Government does not have a standard for mold remediation.  The process and certification has been put up to the individual states and cities.  And as of March, 2013 the only states that have adopted a written regulations are in Texas (Mold assessment and Remediation Rules (May 16, 2004)), Florida (SB 2234: Mold…

Mold Damage and Growth Facts

Mold damage will grow when this occurs: 1. Moisture is present (i.e. leaking pipe, window, stucco, etc) 2. Substrate is present (i.e. drywall, cabinetry, wood flooring, etc) 3. Low air movement (i.e. inside wall cavities, under cabinets, under flooring, etc) The 4 most common reasons for mold damage: 1. Stucco – improperly sealed stucco will…