I have been building in the Pacific Northwest since the mid 1970’s and have always had the problem of drying out a home prior to installing finishes. Often I have lost a month or more and run up huge power bills in my feeble attempt to get rid of excess moisture. Usually, I would have to settle for 15% moisture content and proceed with finishes while trying to continue the drying process.
Recently I had a home under construction that was thoroughly saturated while framing during the late fall and winter. I was very concerned as it was already showing signs of mold developing. I found “Water Out” on the web and contacted Wally Stoneberg, he was on site the next day and dried my house over the weekend. I was extremely pleased with the results and quickly got the project back on a schedule. Even my hardwood flooring installer was happy with the low moisture content of the sub-floor.
I will be calling Wally in the future – I highly recommend you use this service!
Bainbridge Island / Poulsbo
Thank you very much for the outstanding service that you and your Water Out equipment provided in response to our recent washing machine overflow. The technology of the Water Out system is remarkable, and the affected area in our basement was completely dry in a short amount of time, thanks to your efforts and equipment.
We will highly recommend your professional services to anyone who has experienced water damage in their home or business. Thanks again for taking care of us.
Gary and Karen Joiner
Thank you for the excellent service. It was a pleasure dealing with someone who is knowledgeable, prompt, professional, and delivers what is promised, at the price promised. It was a very refreshing change after our recent experiences with the building trades in general.
Your system does what you say it does, and we are very satisfied with the results.
Again, thank you.
Water Out is an amazing service that came to our aid in January 2015 after water from a faulty downspout saturated the soil next to our foundation and penetrated our daylight basement causing mold, mildew and destroying a large Oriental rug. Wally Stoneberg, Water Out owner, answered all of our questions and patiently explained how the Water Out process extracts all of the moisture and kills all of the fungi spores by subjecting them to sustained high temperatures, leaving the treated space dry and sweet smelling.
It also avoids the time, cost, mess and inconvenience associated with traditional means of water removal by drying everything in place, including walls, so there is no need to tear out and rebuild. Wally’s service was just as good as his word. First, Wally inspected the site of water penetration and took infra-red photos that revealed the exact location and extent of moisture and enabled him to estimate the cost and duration of drying it all out. The next day he and his team arrived on time, set up their equipment taking care to protect and keep our home clean, and explained how to monitor the drying process.
An electronic monitor tracked the temperature and moisture levels during entire time, and Wally took more follow-up infra-red photos to verify that all the moisture was gone. The entire process was fast, professional and quiet. We highly recommend Wally Stoneberg and Water Out and would be happy to serve as references any time.
When I got the call that my office was flooded, I was 1000 miles away on a motorcycle trip. Fortunately my staff knew of Water Out and called Wally right away. Despite it being a Sunday afternoon, he was at the office within an hour and had started the process of evaluating the damage, and getting a plan for mitigation in action. He immediately had a team of people with water vacuums to remove the bulk of the water, and arranged to set up air exchanges, all before I even had time to call back to my staff. Over the next few days Wally took care of organizing the various repair teams needed to fix, doors, cabinets and insulation, so that by the time I arrived home the worst was all over. He then helped in the process of getting everything put back together, submitting insurance claims and even had a cabinet maker build a new custom cabinet door to match one that had warped too badly to re-use.
I cannot say enough about how helpful Wally was during a very stressful period. His price was extremely reasonable and we did not have either the expense or the delay that would have happened if we had followed the usual plan of tearing everything out. It has been almost a year and everything is working great just as wally assured me it would.
Do yourself a favor- check your plumbing and repair any potential leaks before they happen. Short of that, call Wally and water out if the worst happens. You won’t regret it.
Paul Reilly, ND