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What Goes Into Water Restoration?
Restoring your house to liveable, pre-damage conditions involves water removal, decontamination, and drying.
In cases of water damage it always important to act quickly.
Standing water and moisture create the ideal environment for bacteria and mold. Prolonged exposure to an environment like this can result in allergic reactions and disease.
Components of a water-damaged home might need to be rebuilt. Materials like carpet and drywall that have absorbed water develop bacteria and mold which can not be eliminated. Replacing these materials is safer than allowing organisms that are infectious to saturate the atmosphere.
Materials which may need to be replaced include:
- Heating and air conditioning systems
The Water Restoration Procedures
Fixing a water-damaged home involves a procedure starting with a thorough inspection of the damage to the replacement of floors, walls, and ceilings.
Step 1: Inspection
A professional can best assess the extent of water damage in your home. Each inspection determines category and a class of water damage. Defining the class and category of water damage helps outline the best method to restore your property.
Classes of Water Damage
- Class 1 damage involves a portion of a room which has absorbed little moisture. It’s the least level of damage.
- Class 2 damage has influenced an entire room, and it has absorbed into walls and carpeting.
- Class 3 damage has consumed into the walls, saturated, most of the region, and might have come through the ceiling. Class 3 damage is regarded as the worst.
- Class 4 damage requires specialty drying due to damage done to materials like hardwood, stone, and concrete.
Types of Water Damage
Category 1 involves damage from a clean water source like toilet tanks, broken pipes supplying clean water. Category 1 water damage can degrade into Category 2 or 3 if it sits too long.
Category 2 involves damage from”grey water,” such as washing machine or dishwasher water containing detergents. It might also involve water containing urine.
Category 3 involves completely unsanitary water which can easily induce illness, disease, or death. Category 3 water comes from river flooding, sewage, and standing water which have begun to grow bacteria and other microbes.
Step 2: Water Removal
Pumps and vacuums are used to remove water from your home. The type of equipment depends on the extent of the water damage. Water removal begins as soon as possible to prevent mold and bacteria growth.
Step 3: Drying
After all standing water and absorbent surfaces are vacuumed, drying and dehumidification begins. This step is important to clear up any moisture . The drying out process can take several weeks to fully complete.
Step 4: Cleaning
All personal possessions will need to be cleaned and sanitized to prevent unwanted mold and bacterial growth. Clothing, carpeting, and drapery are given treatments. Air scrubbers may also be used to remove particles and moisture from the atmosphere.
Step 5: Restoration
The biggest step in the procedure is restoration. Restoration involves replacement materials such as drywall and insulation. While serious cases could require replacing walls sometimes this procedure is as simple as installing a few panels of drywall. Exposure to toxic substances like asbestos and lead is possible through recovery. Older homes are likely to contain these substances.
In case of unknown water damage, many homeowners aren’t able to prevent mold growth. A leak in the roof or pipes can persist for months before you notice it. In a situation such as this, the recovery process takes longer.
Whether your home has been bombarded with broken pipes or a leaky roof, it is important to remove all moist and contaminated materials in your house as soon as possible.
Taking these materials out of a home reduces the ability of dangerous germs to multiply and spread. Removing contaminated materials makes the recovery process easier and improves air quality in the house.
After removing all contaminated and wet materials, contact someone who can inspect your house and start the restoration procedure.
What happens when the boiler on the roof of your 32-floor apartment fails?
Everything below gets damaged.
In September, one of our clients experienced a massive flood from a boiler malfunction. Within an hour of our crews being called and arriving, an enormous amount of water damage had already been done.
Water seeped into walls, flooring and even the emergency stairwell which heavily affected residents and building staff.
When our crew arrived they immediately started water extraction, moisture mapping, and documentation. To ensure they found all areas of moisture, they removed the baseboards and double-layered drywall to physically inspect water in the steel stud C – Channels. They also inspected the building for mold, lead, and asbestos.
Our crews worked tirelessly over the course of weeks to dry all 32 floors to get residents back into their homes.
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