Containment can be critical in reducing drying time. In a recent job at a self-insured Boston-area high tech firm, a water pipe burst in an adjacent room causing minor flooding in the main conference facility. The wall and rug were saturated in several areas and our client needed to use the room for a meeting in three days. We had to work smart and dry it out fast. This was a large conference room measuring 75′ by 100′. Without a containment system, it would have required much larger and more costly dehumidifiers That’s where our use of the ZipWall barrier system made us look like heroes. First, we were able to gain maximum drying efficiency by sectioning-off a smaller area measuring just 25’x 25′. This meant we needed less equipment and it improved operating efficiency. We were in and out in 2 days. This ZipWall system is based on a telescoping, spring-loaded pole. A plastic sheet is secured at the top of the pole between an interlocking head and plate. The telescoping action lets you raise the sheeting without a ladder and the spring loading makes it easy to lift the pole to tuck the sheeting underneath during setup.
ZipWall is just one of the ways Puritan Flood Restoration works smarter to make recovery and restoration as fast as possible. The bottom line, by drying only part of the room, we were able to use a much smaller dehumidifier, saving our customers hundreds of dollars.