"If it wasn't for the TES unit there is no way I could have dried out 47 offices in 4 days."
I have had a carpet cleaning business in Tyler, Texas for the last 6 years. I have been very interested in the restoration business and so when TES had a seminar in Dallas in August of 2009 I just had to attend the meeting. After attending the seminar I was just convinced that I needed to get in the restoration business and saw that TES was the future in the restoration industry. What was amazing is how the TES system and the Reets Drying Academy provide so much support for their TES and E-TES owners. At the seminar I actually won a FREE E-TES and after using it on a couple of small jobs I just couldn't believe how effective the E-TES was! I was totally convinced and realized I needed the TES trailer. In December of 2009 I pulled the trigger and purchased a TES unit.
In January 2010 - East Texas had a week of extremely cold weather. Due to the weather I received a call on a Saturday evening from a commercial account that I clean carpet for and he stated that his office building had water coming out of the front doors. I was a little intimidated by the call but I told him that I can take a look at it and get started extracting the water from the offices, plus in my mind I can use my TES unit that I just purchased.
What I didn't realize was that when I arrived at the job the office building was huge! After I walked thru the building with the owner I counted 47 offices and 8,900 sqft that needed to be dried! I was very skeptical, however with the support from James Longley, Stanley Milstead from Interlink Supply and John Otero from TES they guided me on what we needed to get done. They also provided me with additional TES trail units, air movers, and equipment. It took me over 9 hours with 2 truckmounts to just extract the water out of the building. What made it worse in the hallway there were 2 5/8 sheets of gypsum sandwiched together. When the adjuster showed up to take a look at the job, he stated that we needed to cut the dry wall and do a lot of reconstruction. I told him that with the technology of Directed Heat Drying we will have very little reconstruction cost. He stated that he would be surprised if we dried out the structure without cutting the drywall out. Not only was he surprised with the results but that I was definitely on his preferred vendor now for mitigation jobs especially if I could dry structures out this fast.
I had to use 2 TES units, a lot of air movers and only 2 dehumidifiers, by the time we were done the adjuster was shocked that we dried offices with VERY little reconstruction. If it wasn't for the TES unit there is no way I could have dried out 47 offices in 4 days. Not only that but we were about to save a wood floor in the front lobby where they just spent $26,000 for the wood floor. I forgot to tell you how much I made on my first job with the TES unit - $64,000!!* Plus the adjuster stated that he was going to put us as one of his preferred vendors because he has never seen results like this with new technology of Directed Heat Drying. I am so glad that I invested in TES and just can't believe the support that I received from TES and Interlink Supply. I am looking at purchasing my second TES unit next month.
*Results may vary.
Brandon Ramos Elite Restoration and Cleaning Services
"Getting companies back in business fast, with little or no interruption, is what makes TES so invaluable."
It was 3:30 am and the Red Lion Hotel had a serious emergency. With the recent subzero temps, they had a 2 inch sprinkler line freeze and burst. The entire convention area and adjoining meeting rooms were flooded with 2 inches of water.
Sunrise crews were on site within 45 minutes of the call... how's that for FAST RESPONSE! We extracted TONS of water(8500 SF) and proceeded to set up a drying solution.
Because it was so cold there were some serious heat issues. Without adequate heat, this LARGE area could take 10 to 14 days to dry. Red Lion had a Bridal Show scheduled in one week.
TES Directed Heat Drying allows us to dry wet structures 3 to 5 times faster than conventional drying methods. We set up our TES trailer mounted unit with 5 exchanger boxes strategically placed to distribute the heat where we needed it. We also added several air movers to further assist in directing the heat at the wet materials, and finally added four large dehumidifiers since exhausting was not possible.
Within 72 hours, the entire structure was dry. Carpet, sub-floors, and walls... all DRY!
We completed repairs to the damaged ceiling tiles and had the facility ready and setting up for the Bridal Show by the following Thursday.
Getting companies back in business fast, with little or no interruption, is what makes TES so invaluable.
Mike Toombs Sunrise Cleaning & Restoration
"Less than 30 hours and the bakery was dry."
On the evening of November 24, a local franchise restaurant/bakery experienced a burst pipe inside a wall. The bakers arrived at 5 a.m. the following morning to discover the flood. The bakers did not know what to do until Pam Brown, a Champion Marketing Representative called to check on a bakery order she was scheduled to pick up later that morning. They explained to her that her order would not be ready because they had water damage in their facility. Pam quickly explained that she worked for Champion Construction Systems, Inc. and that they handle water damage emergencies. The bakers contacted the owner of the facility and arrangements were made for a Champion crew to head out and begin mitigation immediately.
Champion's water mitigation crew arrived within minutes to assess the damage and set up equipment. In all, the crew set up 2 TES units, 10 TEX boxes, 52 air movers, and 5 dehumidifiers. Security and surveillance arrangements were also made. Less than 30 hours later the restaurant was dry and opened its doors just in time for Black Friday, their biggest day of the year. Immediate response to the loss significantly reduced the impact to the structure, requiring only minimal repairs.
Thomas Stewart Champion Construction Systems, Inc.
"We have solved all of our frustrating drying problems with TES. We now dry crawlspaces in 2 days, ceramic tile floors in 2 days, concrete in 3 days..."
I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how pleased we are with our TES unit. I have been involved in the restoration industry since 1989 so I have seen a lot of the "newest and best" drying equipment that has hit the market. This along with all of the drying schools that I have attended made me very skeptical about the TES system and the Reets method of drying.
In 2007 and early 2008 we were looking for a solution for the difficult drying situations that we seemed to run into on a daily basis. These included crawlspaces, concrete, plaster, and the ever difficult to dry bottom sill plates of stud walls. We were doing everything we had been trained to do to dry these trouble areas, but continually found ourselves facing the frustration of five and six day drying jobs, sometimes even as much as 10 days to dry concrete. This frustration led me to have a conversation with Interlink Supply. They convinced me to attend your seminar and listen with an open mind. I listened to your explanation of how the system worked, and it all made sense. I placed an order and received my TES unit in April of 2008.
Since obtaining our TES unit and attending the Reets Drying Academy, we have solved all of our frustrating drying problems. We now dry crawlspaces in 2 days, ceramic tile floors in 2 days, concrete in 3 days, plus we have the added benefit of drying standard jobs with the carpet and padding in place. Even on jobs where the TES is not practical or required, we utilize the knowledge of the Reets method to supplement our conventional equipment. TES is not a total replacement for our conventional equipment, but it is a very important tool in our toolbox and has made us a better mitigation company. We successfully processed over 400 flood claims in 2008 and it would not have been possible without our TES unit and 6 E-TES's.
Mark Woodruff, President Restoration Professionals Inc.
"TES does exactly what it says;'Desert Dry in Record Time'."
We have been an approved contractor for a major insurance company for the last few years. Slowly we would get another adjuster to allow us to complete drying services for them. After we purchased the TES unit and completed a few jobs in 30 hours and less, we were invited to meet in their Olathe Kansas office to introduce the TES system to their adjusters.
After the first meeting now they want us to introduce the TES system to the entire state of Kansas. If you are serious about growing your drying restoration business, TES is a MUST!
Every job we have done has completely blown everyone away and TES does exactly what it says; "Desert Dry in Record Time".