There was a time, not that long ago, when a office saturated by water basically had to be torn apart and rebuilt. Roof sheathing, flooring, wall studs, sheet rock and any other covering could not be restored, but had to be replaced. This was an in depth and expensive remedy.
The owners were dislodged for a lengthy time and life was chaotic.
Up to Date water damage repair has grown out of this background.
Even now, some circumstances are beyond restoration and need dismantling and rebuilding from scratch.
However, the steady improvement in technology, equipment, experience, and observable evidence has made restoration much less costly and much less extensive for the real estate owner.
Water Damage Hands on Training
A modern certified restoration company and technicians have access to the highest relevant and modern training
. These training sessions are conducted around the region by the Major Restoration Associations
and often sponsored by Technology Companies
. Attendees receive detailed training on the most current Drying Procedures, water removal equipment and Techniques. Once the trainee displays the quality degree of competence, he or she is awarded Credentials to affirm their ability to perform. Yearly continuing education is required to keep certification valid.
Learning What to Look For
Restoration training involves assessing the flood. This means the certified water damage technician is able to competently assess a flood catastrophe. A flooded structure will have water in all kinds of places. Some water will be in plain site and some will be out of site under floors and in wall cavities. Just sucking up the standing water that is in site will not produce satisfactory or quality results. To properly restore, all the water must be removed from the structure.
The Danger of Out of Site, Out of Mind
This water that is out of site, not visible to the naked eye, can be located by the Certified Professional Technician using up to date technology such as hygrometers and infrared. These tools and knowledge are not accessible to the untrained homeowner or property manager. Therefore, calling in a professional water damage restoration company is advisable, and I would say Essential.
Drying Beneath The Surface
If you have a washer overflow and pours ten gallons of water on your floor, you may be safe to call a carpet cleaner and just extract the water, 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.
Drying Your Building With Control
It is possible to dry out a structure too fast and cause twisting of structural components. Charting the progression of drying by measuring humidity levels in the building is another tool in the arsenal of the professionally trained restoration expert.