There was a spell, not that long ago, when a home degraded by water basically had to be torn apart and rebuilt. Roof sheathing, flooring, wall studs, wainscoting and any other covering could not be restored, but had to be replaced. This was an in depth and costly remedy.
The renters were dislodged for a prolonged period and life was chaotic.
Up to Date water damage repair has grown out of this setting.
Still today, some situations are beyond restoration and demand demolition and starting over.
However, the steady improvement in technology, equipment, experience, and repeatable evidence has made restoration much less expensive and much less extensive for the home owner.
Water Damage Training
A Contemporary qualified restoration company and technicians have availability to the most relevant and modern training
. These classes are conducted around the region by the Certification Schools
and often sponsored by Technology Companies
. Attendees receive in depth training on the most up to date Drying Procedures, water removal and Techniques. Once the technician displays the proper degree of skill, he is awarded Credentials to affirm their ability to get the job done. Continuing education is required to keep certification valid.
Learning How to Inspect the Damage
Certified training involves assessing the damage. This means the certified technician is able to competently assess a flooded home catastrophe. A flooded office will have water in all kinds of places. 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 eye site will not produce satisfactory or high quality results. To properly restore, all the water must be extracted.
Training to Find Unseen Water
This water that is hidden, invisible to the naked eye, can be found by the Certified Pro using up to date technology such as hygrometers and infrared. These tools and the knowledge to use them are not accessible to the untrained homeowner or commercial property manager. Therefore, calling in a professional is recommended, and I would say Essential.
Beyond the Surface
If you have a clothes washer overflow and floods a few gallons of water on your floor, 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 requires knowledge and training in the use of dehumidifiers, air movement, and temperature control.
It is possible to dry out a structure too rapidly and cause buckling of structural components. Charting the progress of drying by measuring and comparing the measure of humidity is another tool in the arsenal of the professionally trained restoration expert.