The building material waste after demolition, rubbish, the damaged
and unwanted waste after a storm.
An uncovered platform generally constructed of wood, a metal
structural component used as flooring or roofing.
The break down of matter through decay, heat or flame, mold.
The releasing of pressure, a natural reformation.
To remove toxic substances, pathogens, the disinfecting or
sanitation of a surface or item.
A style of decorating, the combination of furnishings and colors
within a room or structure.
A clause within an insurance policy of a specific amount, the
allowable amount of a loss that the property owner(s) are
The bending or twisting of a structural member from its own weight
or an applied load.
The change of a structural members shape that does not cause
The deterioration of a painted surface due to heat, light or
The volume of water (moisture) as a percentage as related to the
The act of dehumidifying, to remove moisture from the air or object.
An electrical device used to remove moisture from the air through
condensation (refrigerant) or absorption (desiccant).
The separation of two or more materials generally bonded together
with an adhesive, the separation of layers.
The removal of building components in a systematic fashion.
A chemical agent used to destroy or mask odors.
The process of applying a deodorant, the removal of an odor through
The decrease in value due to wear and tear, the amount deducted from
the replacement value of a property or item.
A/K/A char gauge, used to measure the depth of char on a piece of
A drying substance or agent, the adsorption material within a
The removal of a component that is of zero value due to the removal
process and can not be reinstalled.
Any cleaning agent.
To become worse, to become of lesser value, quality or character,
The condensed moisture that forms on cool surfaces.
The temperature at which air must be cooled before dew
can form, the temperature where secondary damages will start after a
differing site conditions
The occurring act (change) of a building component or contents item
which changes conditions due to secondary damages, such as mold,
absorption, corrosion, etc.
The correct mixture of a liquid with water as described by the
manufacture of the liquid.
As referred in a water loss situation and pertaining to the
components or items directly effected by the water, anything
wet/moist, other than secondary damages.
The removing or destroying of contaminates.
Printed or written information, legal or official papers, books,
Temporarily inactive, as with molds and fungus in a state of
The wearing or deterioration of a building component or
content item, weakness.
dressed and matched
T&G, tongued and groove, machined boards or planks with a tongue on
one side and a groove on the other side.
A suspension ceiling system which acoustical ceiling tiles, light
fixtures and HVAC diffusers are placed (dropped) into.
The cleaning of a fabric with a non-water based solution.
use of CO2, dry ice pellets as forced from a delivery system through
a hose and applicator wand,
to remove smoke, soot,
molds, etc. from structural components and substrate.
decaying or deterioration of wood, fungus infected wood.
Non-smeary fire residue, particles of incomplete combustion (PIC's).
cleaning sponge composed of cellulose materials which absorbs dry
particles through physical action -- does not contain chemicals.
Sheetrock, gypsum board, CaSO42H2O, the interior finish of a wall or
(1) Galvanized sheets formed to allow a passage or conduit for air
to flow, used as a part of the HVAC system. (2) A wire way in a
concrete floor where electrical wires are run.
The physical or mechanical cleaning of the air conveyance system
(ductwork) of a HVAC system.
Time frame, the time which something continues