Recently, our Restoration Manager Shane Engler attended a high-level drying class in Noblesville, Indiana, hosted by Kurt Bolden of HydroLab – industry leaders in training with their state of the art classroom, hands on real-world farmhouse, different testing facilities and commercial drying training area.

Hydro Lab is continually looking for ways to implement new technology for the mitigation contracting industry.  Many manufacturers have used the Hydro Lab as a testing facility and the students to help develop new products to the industry.  The Hydro Lab uses the tools available in the industry and test difficult drying conditions.  Whether it is a normal day, 100 degree heat, or a snow storm with minus degree temperatures, the Hydro Lab and its classes test and learn how to dry structures in a variety of conditions.

Shane’s class consisted of 5 days reviewing new high-tech drying techniques, and Kurt Bolden flooded his own house and modern drying techniques were tested throughout the week.

The techniques used in the class proved that the group was able to dry the majority of Bolden’s home by the time the class ended.

Items dried included:

o   Personal property and furniture

o   Hardwood flooring over OSB wood subflooring

o   Crawl space

o   Alligator tank

Continuing Education is very important to us at JCR, and we often send our staff to training classes and workshops to enhance their skill set, in order to provide the best possible service to our customers.

About HydroLab: The Hydro Lab is an IICRC Certified training facility. The IICRC was formed in 1972 to serve as an independent, non-profit certification body, to set and promote high standards and ethics; and to advance communication and technical proficiency within the inspection, cleaning and restoration service industry.