Precision Environmental provides Structural Pasteurization | Advanced Structural Drying | Heat Technology services that utilize clean, dry, odorless heat to create any property conducive to structural drying. This method is lethal to many biological organisms that often accompany a wet building. Structural Pasteurization will dry the structure rapidly and kill pathogens associated with water damage.
Many water losses involve contamination. However, even clean water losses can result in significant contamination levels if the drying process is not completed quickly. A clean water loss can become contaminated by travel over contaminated areas or just the passage of time. The presence of odor with your water loss is a good indicator of contamination. Precision Environmental will dry the structure, reduce the contaminant, and kill the odor.
Structural Pasteurization to the IICRC Standards of Heat Restoration
The IICRC Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation defines structural pasteurization as an engineered process in which high temperatures are introduced into a structure or portion of a structure for the purpose of reducing bio-organisms to acceptable levels without damage to the structure.
Structural Pasteurization is a logical solution for damp structures. Precision Environmental combines the processes of water damage restoration and structural pasteurization. This solution provides a dry structure and kills most of the contaminants responsible for health problems. Additionally, our process will reduce the VOCs and odors associated with water-damaged buildings by accelerating the off-gassing process. Pests such as dust mites, bed bugs, termites, and others are easily killed by structural pasteurization. Most allergens and protein-based toxins are also affected by the high temperatures of the structural pasteurization process.
- Heat Kills Mold
- Heat Kills Bacteria
- Heat Kills Viruses
- Heat Kills Insects
- Heat Reduces Odors
- Heat Reduces VOCs
Benefits of Drying with Structural Pasteurization
- Provides a faster and more efficient drying process to carpet, drywall, acoustic ceilings and insulation.
- Provides a more thorough and complete drying process through which building materials are restorable.
- Reduces business-loss interruption so tenants can reoccupy the building faster.
- Decreases the drying time of large open-air spaces and vaulted ceilings.
- Reduces secondary damage where building swelling and hardwood floors are not disposed.
- Stops potentially harmful microbial growth that amplifies in the presence of moisture.
- Increases building wellness because thorough heat drying procedures are able to benefit the wet building immediately.
Moisture Causing Damage
Excessive moisture in structures, regardless of cause, is a significant problem for occupants, owners and managers. The National Academy of Science lists three basic problems associated with damp structures.
- Enhanced environment for dust mites, cockroaches, and other insects.
- Enhanced environment for the growth of mold, bacteria and other microbial agents.
- Degradation of building materials and furnishings. Dampness can also release chemicals and non-biologic particles that may be hazardous.
Water problems can manifest themselves in damage to the structure through rusting materials, rotting wood, and damage to other structural items and furnishings, but most significantly in adverse health effects for occupants.