The recovery (monetary) value of a damaged component or item.
Potable water from a broken water (pipe) line.
Readily clean, not 100% disinfected.
Equilibrium, 100% relative humidity, when an object or the air
cannot retain any more water (moisture).
A roof truss constructed of wood in a web shape to extend the load
from the bottom of the truss to its upper members.
Terminology used to describe the process of viewing or observing the
inside of ductwork, chimney chases, etc.
scope of work
Ones views of the extent of damages and treatments needed to make
the appropriate repairs.
To notch or make an incision
A pigment paint containing stain blockers to prevent the bleeding of
(1) Corrosion, rust, mold, mildew, fungi, odor, etc. caused by the
primary damages of a loss. (2) As a result from the improper
calculation of the dew point and temperature when drying out a
The slow process of water passage into a structure.
The removal of selective building components in a manner where they
can be re-installed; non-destructive.
(1) The shrinking or dislodging of a support. (2) The lowering of a
structure due to its load or soil conditions.
A liquid waste containing animal, plant and/or chemical matter.
The temporary support of a structural member.
Glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen
A gases product of combustion made visible by carbon particles.
The discoloration and texture change caused from the oxidation of
NaClO, chlorine bleach.
(1) Earth, dirt. (2) An organic matter as embedded in a synthetic
carpet that mold and fungi can grow on.
The bottom plate of a framed wall or partition.
Type of equilibrium where a concentration of all ions are raised to
the appropriate power.
Any substance that is dissolved in a solution.
Mixture, two or more substances.
A substance readily dissolved in a liquid.
Fine particles formed from the incomplete combustion of fuels, can
be powdery, oily or tarry based on the fuel source.
Odors as related to the peril; sewage, etc.
The written requirements for materials, systems and workmanship in
the construction of a building.
A small specialized structure that can grow into an organism, the
dormant state of molds.
An agent used to destroy (kill) bacteria and fungi.
statute of limitation
The time frame that legal action can be brought forward for damages
The process of using pressurized steam to remove dirt and grease.
Galvanized formed steel, used in lieu of wood to construct
structural walls and partitions, available in varying widths and
gauges, generally used in commercial and institutional facilities
for its non-flammability.
The process of making sterile, the complete removal of all
(1) Cracks in plaster and drywall caused by
(2) Cracks in plaster and drywall caused by building stress due to
expansion and contraction.
A diagonal timber used to support stair risers.
Steel formed in varying shapes I-beam, etc. to withstand the live
and dead loads of a structure.
Cement plaster, as used as an exterior surface coating on buildings.
A person or company who has a contract with the contractor for a
portion of a projects work.
The underlying flooring used to support the finished floor, can be
used as a structural support for lateral loads.
To put in place of another, as an insurance companies right to
recover loss value in the policyholder(s) name.
To disturb or spoil the evidence of an item or item(s) of
subrogation potential, to destroy the evidence.
The underlying materials that support the materials on the surface.
The process of forcing air or negative air pressure to dry out the
NO2, a constituent of proteins.
SO2, the decomposition of sulfur, corrosive.
Miscellaneous items needed for a complete installation; nuts, bolts,
Additional items missed or hidden when preparing the original
A ceiling system consisting of T-framed members as hung from the
structure with wires to carry ceiling tile, light fixtures,
diffusers, drywall etc.