There was a spell, not that long ago, when a house saturated by water basically had to be ripped apart and rebuilt from scratch. Roof components, flooring, wall studs, wainscoting and any other covering could not be returned to service, but had to be replaced. This was an extensive and expensive remedy.
The renters were dislodged for a prolonged time and life was chaotic.
Modern water damage repair has grown out of this setting.
Still today, some scenarios are beyond restoration and need dismantling and rebuilding.
However, the on-going advancement in technology, equipment, experience, and repeatable knowledge has made restoration much less expensive and much less extensive for the home owner.
Water Damage School
A Contemporary certified restoration company and technicians have availability to the greatest relevant and advanced training
. These training sessions are conducted throughout the area by the Restoration Associations
and often sponsored by Technology Companies
. Technicians receive in depth training on the most current Drying Procedures, water removal and Techniques. Once the attendee shows the quality degree of competence, he or she is honored with Credentials to prove his or her ability to get the job done. Yearly education is required to keep certification valid.
Training involves assessing the flood. This means the certified water damage technician is able to competently assess a flood catastrophe. A flooded building will have water in all kinds of places. Some water will be in plain site and some will be hidden under floors and in wall cavities. Just extracting the water that is in site will not produce satisfactory or quality results. To restore properly, all the water must be extracted.
This water that is hidden, invisible to the naked eye, can be detected by the Certified Pro using up to date technology such as hygrometers and infrared imaging. These tools and knowledge are not accessible to the untrained homeowner or commercial property manager. Therefore, calling in a professional water damage restoration company is advisable, and I would say Essential.
Drying the Structure
If you have a washing machine overflow and pours a few gallons of water on your flooring, it may be safe to call a carpet cleaner and just remove, if it doesn’t sit too long. But hundreds of gallons of water from burst pipes, storms, hurricanes, river overflow, etc. will almost always create a need for structural drying. This requires knowledge and training in the use of dehumidifiers, air movement, and temperature control.
Drying The Office Building With Control
It is possible to remove moisture from a structure too fast and cause warping of structural components. Charting the progression of drying by measuring the measure of humidity is another element in the arsenal of the professionally trained restoration expert.