Restoration Glossary

Glossary Of Restoration Terms


The process of transferring heat or thermal energy from the air to a solid, liquid, or other gas via the circulation of currents from one region to another.

Radiant Heat:

The radiant heat process transfers heat energy through radiation energy waves.  Radiation passes through the air and its energy is released when it strikes an object.


The transfer of heat or thermal energy between neighboring molecules in a substance due to a temperature gradient. Conductance always takes place from a region of higher temperature to a region of lower temperature, and acts to equalize the temperature differences.


The process of removing atmospheric moisture and thus lowering the relative humidity from a defined space or area.


The conversion of a liquid to the vapor state by the addition of latent heat.

Relative Humidity:

The ratio of the amount of water in the air at a give temperature to the maximum amount it could hold at that temperature; expressed as a percentage.

Structural Drying:

The accelerated process or method of drying a water damaged space to minimize damage and improve results as quickly as possible.

Water Restoration:

The process of restoring a property back to pre-loss condition after sustaining any level of water damage.

Sunday I delivered a new Diesel 500 to Alan Lystila owner of Extreme Supplies in Clinton, Michigan. This is his second machine. He already has a Diesel 330 with over 3,500 hours of use. Alan often rents his trailers out to restoration contractors.
Alan LystilaOwnerExtreme SuppliesClinton, MI


Grand Rapids

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United States