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Course: WRT/ASD – Water Damage Restoration/Applied Structural Drying – Houston – MON 1/10 – FRI 1/14


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This course combines the information taught in both the Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) courses (see course descriptions for more details). It must be attended in its entirety along with passing both WRT and ASD exams during that same five-day period. If any portion of the course and exam are not completed, the student is required to re-attend the entire five-day course to receive both certifications. No portion of the five-day course can be applied to either a WRT or ASD course being taught separately.

Course Goals

  • Learn how to make greater profit; dry structures in less time with less labor
  • Learn how to reduce risk of mold and secondary damage
  • Receive exposure to the latest drying technology
  • Learn alongside other restoration professionals
  • Learn how to distinguish your business from the competition
  • Earn a certification that will position you to do program work and handle catastrophic jobs for most major insurance companies
  • Learn how to efficiently dry water-damaged structures and contents
  • Learn how to facilitate appropriate decision-making within a restorative drying environment
  • Learn how to use instruments, extraction systems, drying equipment, and chemistry use in an actual flooded building situation

Course Highlights

  • Drying entire structures quickly and efficiently
  • Effective extraction with air movers and dehumidifiers
  • Structural inspection, monitoring and documentation
  • Basic psychrometry: The science of Drying
  • Determining moisture content
  • Using penetrating and non-penetrating meters
  • Proper equipment placement
  • How to limit liability issues (bacteria and mold)
  • Air mover dehumidification formulas and placement
  • Review and use of inspection tools
  • Hands on experience (extraction, mitigation, equipment installation, monitoring and documentation)
  • Drying science (psychrometry, thirst, permeance, vapor diffusion and grain depression)
  • Microbiology
  • Pressurization
  • Dehumidification (refrigerant, desiccant, heat exchange systems)
  • Electrical (safety, cost to run equipment and managing heat in the structure)
  • Creating a balanced drying system with air flow and dehumidification
  • Air filtration devices (AFD)
  • Drying procedures for walls, flooring and cabinets
  • Understanding surface, free and bound water
  • Health issues
  • Communication and safety
  • Job management and opportunities
  • Effective methods for sales and marketing
  • Classes and category review

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