There was a time, not that long ago, when a office saturated by water basically had to be ripped apart and rebuilt from scratch. Roof components, floor panels, wall studs, paneling and any other covering could not be restored, but had to be replaced. This was an in depth and expensive remedy.
The business personnel were displaced for a extended time and life was chaotic.
Up to Date water damage repair has grown out of this background.
Even now, some situations are beyond restoration and require dismantling and rebuilding from scratch.
However, the steady betterment in technology, equipment, experience, and repeatable knowledge has made restoration much less expensive and much less extensive for the office owner.
Water Damage Training School
A modern certified restoration business and technicians have availability to the most competent and up to date training. These classes are carried out around the country by the IICRC and often sponsored by Technology Companies. Technicians receive in depth training on the most up to date Drying Procedures, water removal and Techniques. Once the trainee shows the required degree of skill, he is awarded Credentials to affirm her skill to get the job done. Yearly continuing education is required to keep certification valid.
Learning What to Look For
Restoration training involves inspection. This means the water damage technician is able to competently assess a flooded building catastrophe. A flooded office 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 standing water that is in view will not produce satisfactory or professional results. To restore properly, all the water must be removed from the structure.
This water that is hidden, invisible to the naked eye, can be found by the Certified Professional using modern technology such as hygrometers and infrared. These tools and the knowledge to use them are not accessible to the untrained homeowner or property manager. Therefore, calling in a team of professionals is recommended, and I would say Essential.
Drying the Structure
If you have a washer overflow and pours five gallons of water on your flooring, you 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 house too fast and cause warping of structural components. Charting the progression of drying by measuring and comparing humidity levels is another element in the arsenal of the professionally trained restoration expert.