Burst Pipes and Flooded Basement? On-Site's Specialty Heat Trailer Rescues Homes From Water Damage and Mold

Jan 13, 2010, 09:10 ET from On-Site Specialty Cleaning & Restoration

TROY, Mich., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Dries homes faster, easier than fans and dehumidifiers
  • Eliminates the need to cut holes in walls and ceilings
  • Prevents and/or kills mold

With winter's big freeze comes burst pipes and water damage. But Metro Detroit homeowners and businesses are drying out quicker and getting back to normal faster thanks to a high-tech heating trailer used by On-Site Specialty Cleaning & Restoration.

Part of On-Site's rapid response to water damaged homes, the mobile RapiDry Heat System warms a house to some 130 degrees. That's enough heat to kill mold while safely drying wood floors, carpeting, textiles, and drywall. Plus, heat cuts normal drying time in half, taking an average of three days instead of six or seven.

"The heat trailer minimizes or eliminates all the negatives associated with traditional drying methods," said Vince Mastronardi, CEO at On-Site.  "It's faster, there's no need to cut into walls and ceilings, and home and business owners get back to normal quickly. Insurance costs are lower too, because repairs are less expensive."

Mastronardi says preventing frozen pipes with sleeves and heat wire is optimal, but if disaster strikes, he offers these quick-response tips:

  • Shut off water to the pipe or at the main valve, usually located on the wall nearest the street.
  • Call a certified water damage remediation company immediately. Time is everything when it comes to restoring your home.
  • Avoid wading into standing water when electricity is present.

About On-Site Specialty Cleaning & Restoration

On-Site Specialty Cleaning & Restoration quickly and professionally remediates fire, smoke, water, soot, sewage and wind damage to homes and businesses throughout Southeast Michigan. On-Site is headquartered in Troy, Mich., and has a 20,000 square-foot, climate controlled restoration and treatment center where it refurbishes home and office contents using ultrasonic, drycleaning, deionized water, ozone, and other state-of-the-art processes. In homes and commercial properties, On-site employs the latest repair techniques in drying and decontamination, including soda, ice and sandblasting, Vortex drying and thermal imaging. On-site is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration, belongs to the Restoration Industry Association, and licensed and insured for construction and reconstruction. On-Site has a location in Flint, Mich. Learn more at www.on-sitecorporation.com.

SOURCE On-Site Specialty Cleaning & Restoration