Fire extinguisher capable of extinguishing type A, B and C fires.
intensified termination of asbestos or lead.
The spontaneous generation of non-living materials into living
Wearing, grinding, rubbing, or blasting away by friction.
A substance used to abrade or wear away a surface, such as in air,
CO2 and soda blasting.
Having the capacity, tendency, or power to absorb liquids or gas.
The process of absorbing, or being absorbed.
Rate of change of the velocity with the respect to time.
An opening created to allow inspection or mobility of equipment and
A door or panel, which allows easy access for inspection or mobility
of equipment and materials.
The salt or ester of acetic acid.
Colorless pungent liquid acid, C2 H4 O2 that is the basic acid of
Unstable acid, C4 H6 O3, as found in abnormal urine.
A flammable liquid, C3 H6 O, as used as a solvent in paint removers
Colorless hydrocarbon gas, HC=CH created through the action of water
on calcium, used in the welding, brazing and burning of metals
A water-soluble substance that contains hydrogen molecules and ions,
that react with a base or substances electrons.
Acid forming, having a pH of 6 or less.
Apparatus used to measure the amount and strength of acid in a
acoustical ceiling tile
A mineral fiber material formed within 12" x 12", 2' x 2', 2' x 4',
etc. panels, that offer sound control. Acoustical panels can be
mounted with adhesives, staples, or be suspended.
The transmission and effect of sound waves.
actual cash value
The resulting value after the deduction for depreciation. Also
known as ACV. The ACV is based on the replacement cost, less the
components or contents expected value or life span.
Single exposure to a toxic substance, resulting in biological
illness or death.
Substance or matter that is poisonous and capable of causing
biological illness or death.
Clear, glossy thermoplastic resin, constructed from acrylic or
methacrylic acid, produced as sheet, corrugated goods and in
adhesives, caulking etc.
Unsaturated liquid, C3 H4 O2 that is used in the plastics industry
due to its ease of polymerizing.
activated (carbon) charcoal
Used as an adsorbent for purifying.
Americans with Disability Act. A set of Government design and
construction standards for the accessibility and ease of movement
To add or increase a properties square footage through construction.
additional living expense
ALE, monetary amount provided to insured to cover additional
expenses when their property is un-inhabitable.
A substance added to another in small amounts to enhance or decrease
a properties capabilities.
The molecule attraction exerted between two surfaces, be it liquid,
solid, or gas.
To determine the amount, settle, resolve an insurance claim.
One who adjusts, can work directly for an insurance company, or an
independent representing the insurance company.
The adhesion of a thin layer of molecules, as a gas or liquid to a
solid or liquid.
The suspension of liquid or solid particles in air.
A sworn statement in writing.
The unity of two substances that enter into and remain in chemical
Structure consisting of three structural members erected in the
shape of an A.
An operation where power of authority is exerted.
One who acts for, or in place of another.
Chemical or biological activity.
The process of irregular or rapid movement.
An aggregated material used in cement, plaster and gypsum board, the
structural unit of soil.
Gaseous mixture of 79.0% nitrogen, 20.9% oxygen and 0.1% of carbon
dioxide, argon, ozone, helium, plus other gases from natural and
To adjust the flow and distribution of air within a structure as
produced from air conditioning and heat.
A generator that produces compressed air within a chamber by
extracting air from the atmosphere, rated in CFM.
A mechanical system designed to control the temperature and humidity
within a structure.
Cover over the outlet of a ducted or non-ducted (return) system used
to regulate and/or direct airflow.
air exchange per hour
Total volume of air moved in one hour within a room or structure.
A porous device used to capture dirt, dust and gaseous particles as
air passes through it.
A fan designed to generate an exceptional amount of air volume, used
as drying equipment to force wicking.
The collecting of air gases and particles for testing.
A portable or stationary machine that captures airborne particles
Open passageway between two areas permitting an access of flow.
A fine granulated gypsum.
Any group of organic compounds that contains hydroxyl (OH).
An organism that grows in water and sunlight.
A chemical used to prevent the growth of algae.
An allergic state or reaction, caused by pollen, dust, mold and
A water-soluble salt, consisting mainly of potassium, or sodium
Relating to or having the properties of alkali, having a pH of 8 or
The cracking of a painted or lacquered surface as applied to
structural wall/ceiling and furnishings.
allowable load, allowable stress
The maximum load or stress allowed on a structural component.
Monitory figure for hidden conditions, or for correcting a
alloy, alloy steel
A substance composed of two or more metals, to give a metal
strength, chemical stamina, or to reduce its cost.
Sediments as carried by river waters and are 0.02 millimeters or
The modification of a structure, or one of its components.
An electrical current that will change directions based on its
A bluish silver-white metal with good electrical conductivity which
resists corrosion through the oxide film it produces.
Outside air, or the air surrounding an object.
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, a
non-profit organization established to govern the threshold value
limits and set time weighted exposure limits of airborne substances,
for the health and welfare of workers.
American Wire Gauge
US standard for sizing and manufacturing wire and sheet metal.
A colorless, pungent gaseous alkaline compound of nitrogen and
A measure of electrical current, electromotive force.
Instrument used to measure the flow rate of amperes through an
Capable of acting as an acid and a base in strong acids
Organism that does not require free oxygen to survive.
A mechanical device, using a needle to move along a scale.
The identification or separation of ingredients of a substance.
Instrument used to measure the force, or speed of an air system.
L shaped metal classified by its thickness and leg lengths, used as
a structural member.
Ion with a negative electrical charge.
The reaction of a negatively charged ion, an ion in an electrolyzed
solution will migrate to the anode.
The slow cooling of a heated metal to reduce stress and gain
The secondary structure of a primary structure, generally located
next to or close by.
The electrode where oxidation occurs at the electrolytic cell, or
the negative terminal of a battery.
A compound used to destroy, or suppress the growth of
A relic or object from a period of time, generally 100 years or
A substance used to reduce static electricity on a carpet surface.
A combination of rooms within a single building that is used as a
An electrical or mechanical system of activities intended for an
An apparatus, piece of equipment used in the home; refrigerator,
The estimated value of an object or structure, based on the cost to
repair, or to develop market value or replacement costs.
An approved material or construction method, having an equal value
of the specified or scoped material or construction method.
A licensed and registered professional engaged in the designing and
specifications of building construction.
A voluntary or predetermined resolution of disputes between parties,
arising out of construction, insurance coverage, etc., as a
substitute for litigation. Arbitration proceedings are not as
expensive and require less time than a formal legal proceedings.
A mined mineral used in construction prior to the 1980's because of
its fire retarding capabilities. Asbestos is classified as a
carcinogenic and banned in new construction.
as an insulating material on HVAC systems, structural steel, also
used in floor and ceiling tiles, plaster, etc.
Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration. Association
devoted to the management, marketing, technical and educational
concerns of cleaning and restoration contractors and its divisions;
CUCI, MSHI, NIDR, NIRC and WLI.
An operable window that is hinged at the top.
A centrifugal forced fan designed to force air in a straight line.