There was a time, not that long ago, when a office saturated by water basically had to be ripped apart and rebuilt. Roof components, hardwood floors, 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 owners were displaced for a lengthy period and life was chaotic.
Modern water damage repair has grown out of this background.
Even today, some situations are beyond restoration and demand tearing out and starting over.
However, the continued betterment in technology, equipment, experience, and repeatable science has made restoration much less expensive and much less time consuming for the real estate owner.
Water Damage Training School
Today’s qualified restoration business and technicians have availability to the highest relevant and state of the art training
. These classes are carried out around the region by the Restoration Associations
and often sponsored by Technology Companies
. Students receive in depth training on the most up to date Drying Procedures, efficient water removal and Techniques. When the trainee shows the required degree of skill, she is awarded Credentials to prove his ability to get the job done. Yearly education is required to keep certification valid.
Learning How to Inspect the Damage
Training involves assessing the damage. This means the certified technician is able to competently assess a flooded building catastrophe. A flooded home 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 water that is in view will not produce satisfactory or healthy results. To properly restore, all the water must be removed from the structure.
This water that is out of site, not visible to the naked eye, can be found by the Certified Professional Technician using up to date technology such as hygrometers and infrared imaging. These tools and the knowledge to use them 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.
If you have a washing machine overflow and pours a few gallons of water on your carpet, you may be safe to call a carpet cleaner and just suck up, if it doesn’t sit long enough to penetrate deep into the structure. 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 Home With Control
It is possible to remove moisture from a house too fast and cause warping of structural components. Charting the progress of drying by measuring and comparing humidity levels is another tool in the arsenal of the professionally trained restoration expert.