BAD THINGS COME FROM WATER
Water intrusion evaluations, building diagnostics, forensic building evaluations and indoor-air-quality testing are gaining in popularity. Air-quality testing is also becoming popular for residential and commercial clients.
However, analyses and evaluations need to be precise, thorough and methodical in order to assure each of the analytical phases is properly completed. Non-invasive visual and technical investigative studies are conducted on the building envelope, the mechanical systems, and the indoor air quality to determine if a potential problem could exist.
Using a non-invasive infrared thermal imaging camera, technicians can “see” what the naked eye cannot. The cameras can detect conditions not possible to be seen otherwise. Combined with sensitive, advanced technological instruments and analysis of air content, these cameras will confirm or deny suspicious conditions and support for any further directional testing or evaluation.
‘The Sabatello Way’
Our certified, trained technicians can identify and verify a problem, execute the prescribed protocol repairs, verify the repairs have been correctly completed, and oversee any remediation and restoration that may be required.
It is strongly recommended that any structure that has sustained storm damage or water intrusion be evaluated. Our investigations compile the data obtained, culminating in a very comprehensive Report of Findings, including thermal and digital support photography. The findings report also recommends treatment, resolution and remediation protocols to correct any discoveries.
We are the only local contractor who can implement the protocols and complete any remediation and restoration utilizing our own in-house technicians and supervisors. As Florida licensed General Contractors, Mold Remediators, Microbial Supervisors and Certified Indoor Environmental Consultants, our experience, knowledge, licensure and certifications in numerous construction industry disciplines and technology, provides confidence to our clients.
We find the problem and we repair it. We are also frequently called upon to remediate a situation where another professional has established the protocols. We understand and speak the language, making the communication and execution process that much more efficient.
Ignoring problems can take a toll on your pockets
For business owners and operators, discovering a problem before it erupts, rapid analysis, focused evaluation, and time-sensitive response potentially shorten business downtime, and can aid in increased staff productivity, avoid inventory damage and loss, avoid loss of revenue from vacant space, and avoid claims that could be very costly to the business.
The importance of water intrusion as it relates to building deterioration of materials and structure is further heightened by the insurance industry. The industry has been forced to sharpen its criteria and develop new controls due to the amount of damage they have been forced to fund. As an industry - and certainly specific sectors of it - building owners, managers and operators are charged with the need to know (about their structure) and to mitigate and take corrective action. A perfect example is a mold condition. If the insured is aware of a water condition and no corrective or protective action was taken, and mold developed, coverage will most likely be denied. The protocols for remedy are often so specific that failure to follow the established protocols can result in further damage and contamination, again causing loss of protective coverage.
The reason our reports, evaluations and investigations are so accepted is because they are very non-partisan. They present the facts as they are, identify and isolate the problem(s), and provide the recommended and accepted remedial protocols.
A recent investigation for a lending institution whose staff was complaining of health issues revealed that a window improperly “covered over” by the building landlord was causing condensation to form behind the wall from incorrect insulation, which ultimately was the source of mold growth. The loss of downtime by the staff and the closing of the business to remediate the problem were made much less than may otherwise have been by quick discovery and correct response.