Drying 101 Ensuring that a structure is thoroughly dried prevents future mold growth and additional expenses for insurers. (Photo: Shutterstock)

There is a  prevailing belief that it should only take a knowledgeable contractor three or four days to dry a structure. While it is possible to dry a structure in that timeframe, it is extremely rare to do so. Just because someone tells you it is dry does not mean it is. Just because some materials are dry, does not mean all of them are dry. Is it possible that you are being told only a portion of the truth?

Restorers are responsible for drying structures, and carriers are responsible for paying the bill. However, the work should be necessary or supportable.

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