There was a spell, not that long ago, when a office degraded by water basically had to be ripped apart and rebuilt. Roof sheathing, sub floor, wall studs, drywall and any other covering could not be returned to use, but had to be replaced. This was an extensive and costly remedy.
The owners were dislodged for a long time and life was chaotic.
Modern water damage repair has grown out of this background.
Still now, some situations are beyond restoration and demand tearing out and starting over.
However, the steady advancement in technology, equipment, experience, and observable evidence has made restoration much less expensive and much less extensive for the home owner.
Water Damage Professional Training
A Contemporary professional restoration company and technicians have availability to the greatest relevant and modern training. These classes are conducted throughout the country by the Certification Schools and often sponsored by Technology Companies. Technicians receive detailed training on the most current Drying Procedures, water removal equipment and Techniques. When the technician displays the proper degree of skill, she is honored with Credentials to affirm his know how to perform. Continuing education is required to keep certification valid.
Learning What to Look For
Training involves assessing the flood. This means the water damage technician is able to competently assess a flood catastrophe. A flooded structure 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 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 hidden, not visible to the naked eye, can be found 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 commercial property manager. Therefore, calling in a professional water damage restoration company is recommended, and I would say Essential.
Drying What Can Not Be Seen
If you have a washing machine overflow and pours a few gallons of water on your flooring, 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 requires knowledge and training in the use of dehumidifiers, air movement, and temperature control.
Drying Your Office Building With Control
It is possible to dry out a building too fast and cause warping of structural components. Charting the progression of drying by measuring and comparing levels of moisture is another tool in the arsenal of the professionally trained restoration expert.