The S500 describes the "Preliminary Determination" extensively to include an understanding of "the degree of contamination of the water." Independent third parties are best suited to provide this service (12.1, 12.2, 12.3).

DSi provides qualified third party testing and reports to establish the degree of contamination at the START of the job.

Stabilization Documentation

The S500 Standard speaks of controlling the atmosphere during efforts to deconstruct and decontaminate the structure ... * PRIOR TO DRYING! (13.3.5)

This phase has equipment present, but has nothing to do with a drying strategy since the building is being "washed"... a WET cleaning process.

Clearance Sampling

Referred to in the S500 as "post remediation verification" (13.4.4), a third party evaluation of the decontamination efforts are required prior to beginning the drying phase.

Daily Drying Documentation

The most difficult and technically demanding part of the documentation process. Few in the industry understand and interpret their meters competently.

DSi experts competently produce the most compelling drying records in the industry. Every day... so the contractor can focus on the emergency work.

Custom Formal Reports

Typically produced by the industry's most talented and formally educated restoration experts, and bestowed the title of "Registered Third Party Evaluators," technical questions can be researched and answered intelligently by non-conflicted third party experts.

Expert Witness

If necessary, expert witness services can be provided to those requiring a qualified - yet neutrally interested party in the effort to resolve disputes. Only the highest credentialed individuals with strong positions are worthy of reviewing your files.


Identifying the Water Source...

... is not the way the water is "Categorized" (degree of contamination). (Anyone can do that!)

This is one of the most common errors in the industry today!

The water source may be known to come from a "fresh water" source (e.g. supply line). But the moment it comes into contact with contaminants - it can change category. Time and temperature can influence the speed with which Category changes. Odors can indicate that the water is no longer fresh.

Regardless of where the contaminants come from - a competent restoration professional will "DE-contaminate" the affected area prior to initiating the drying phase. It's the competent way to do the job!

Drying Contaminated Structures...

... can produce a huge, expensive and dangerous problem for the occupants.

White "dots" as observed in this image are specs of dust. This contaminated dust can travel vast distances on air currents produced in a drying strategy. Competent restoration produces a sanitary structure PRIOR to drying efforts.

Is YOUR structure verified to be sanitary prior to initiating a drying strategy?

DSi can help you know the answer.


Contractors and Claims Representatives...

... can do repairs - and adjust insurance claims. DSi can provide evidence that the structural decontamination and drying repairs are necessary, usual and customary. DSi can speak for your structure - for it has no voice.