There was a spell, not that long ago, when a office degraded by H2O basically had to be torn apart and rebuilt. Roof components, hardwood flooring, wall studs, sheet rock and any other covering could not be returned to use, but had to be replaced. This was an in depth and very costly solution.
The renters were displaced for a long time and life was chaotic.
Up to Date water damage repair has grown out of this setting.
Still now, some situations are beyond restoration and require demolition and starting over.
However, the steady advancement in technology, equipment, experience, and repeatable evidence has made restoration much less expensive and much less time consuming for the house owner.
Water Damage Education
A modern certified restoration company and technicians have access to the most relevant and modern training
. These classes are carried out throughout the area by the Certification Schools
and often sponsored by Technology Companies
. Students receive detailed training on the most up to date Drying Procedures, water removal and Techniques. Once the trainee displays the quality degree of know how, he or she is honored with Credentials to affirm his skill to perform. Yearly education is required to keep certification valid.
Learning How to Inspect the Damage
Certified training involves assessing the flood. This means the certified technician is able to competently assess a wet home catastrophe. A flooded home 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 professional results. To restore properly, all the water must be extracted.
Training to Detect Unseen Water
This water that is hidden, invisible to the naked eye, can be found by the Certified Professional using up to date technology such as hygrometers and infrared. These tools and knowledge are not accessible to the untrained homeowner or commercial property manager. Therefore, calling in a team of professionals is advisable, and I would say Essential.
Removing Moisture from Saturated Wood, Sheetrock, and Hardwood
If you have a washing machine overflow and floods 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 for an extended time. But hundreds of gallons of water from burst pipes, storms, hurricanes, river overflow, etc. will almost always create a need for structural drying. This calls for knowledge and training in the use of dehumidifiers, air movement, and temperature control.
It is possible to dry a office too rapidly and cause buckling of structural components. Charting the progress of drying by measuring and comparing humidity levels in the building is another tool in the arsenal of the professionally trained restoration expert.