There was a spell, not that long ago, when a structure damaged by water basically had to be torn apart and rebuilt from scratch. Roof sheathing, sub floor, wall 2×4’s, sheet rock and any other covering could not be restored, but had to be replaced. This was an in depth and costly cure.
The occupants were displaced for a lengthy time and life was chaotic.
Up to Date water damage repair has grown up out of this setting.
Even now, some scenarios are beyond restoration and require tearing out and rebuilding from scratch.
However, the continued betterment in technology, equipment, experience, and observable science has made restoration much less costly and much less extensive for the home owner.
Water Damage Training School
A Contemporary qualified restoration business and technicians have access to the most relevant and up to date training. These training sessions are carried out around the area by the Major Restoration Associations and often sponsored by Technology Companies. Students receive detailed training on the most up to date Drying Procedures, water removal equipment and Techniques. When the technician shows the required degree of skill, he is honored with Credentials to prove her know how to perform. Yearly continuing education is required to keep certification valid.
Certified training involves assessing the damage. This means the certified water damage 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 out of site under floors and in wall cavities. Just sucking up the water that is in site will not produce satisfactory or high quality results. To properly restore, all the water must be extracted.
This water that is out of site, invisible to the naked eye, can be located by the Professional using modern technology such as hygrometers and infrared imaging. 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 the Structure
If you have a clothes washer overflow and floods 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 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 calls for knowledge and training in the use of dehumidifiers, air movement, and temperature control.
Drying Your Office With Control
It is possible to dry a house too quickly and cause twisting of structural components. Charting the progression of drying by measuring and comparing the measure of humidity is another tool in the arsenal of the professionally trained restoration expert.