What is Water Damage?

When we talk about water damage there are not many things people think of, a flood or a storm are the first, and maybe only, two thing people think of, here at Restoration Control we know that those are not the only way to have damage caused by water, there are incidents inside the building that can cause damage by water.

To restore your business facility into a pre-damage functional place, it needs to be done a water removal, decontamination and drying. In the case of water damage it is needed to work in it immediately. Standing water and moisture creates the perfect environment for bacteria and mold. It is important to take in consideration that if there is going to be people still working on the facility, they are risking their health and lives if a restoration has not made yet, that because the prolonged exposure to an environment like this can lead to allergic reactions and even disease.

The water can cause huge damage in the structure of a place, which is why sometimes it needs to be rebuilt. It is important to know that also materials like dry wall, carpet that have absorbed water often develop bacteria and mold that can not be removed. Replacing these materials is safer than allowing infectious organism to saturate the air, this is something that we are aware on Restoration Control and that is why for us is important your health, your employees health and also your investment and we take every emergency as a priority with the best team on our side.

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MATERIAL THAT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED AFTER WATER DAMAGE

  • Walls.
  • Floors.
  • Shelves.
  • Clothing.
  • Drapery.
  • Ductwork.
  • Heating and air conditioning systems.

CLASSES OF WATER DAMAGE

  • Class 1 damage involves part of a room that has absorbed little moisture. It is the least level of damage.
  • Class 2 damage has affected an entire toom and has absorbed into carpeting and walls.
  • Class 3 damage has absorbed up into the walls, saturated most of the area, and may have come through the ceiling. This damage is considered the worst.
  • Class 4 damage requires specialty drying due damage done to materials suck as hardwood, stone and concrete.

CATEGORIES OF WATER DAMAGE

  • Category 1 involves damage from a clean water source such as toilet tanks, broken pipes supplying clean water. Category 1 water damage can degrade into Category 2 or 3 if it sits too long.
  • Category 2 involves damage from grey water, such as washing machine or dishwasher water containing detergents. It may also involve water containing urine from toilet overflows.
  • Category 3 involves completely unsanitary water that can easily cause illness, disease, or death. Category 3 water comes from sewage, river flooding, and standing water that has begun growing bacteria and other microbes.

 

WATER RESTORATION PROCESS

Repairing a water damaged facility involves a process, at Restoration Control we are aware of it and we follow the steps carefully to give the best service and avoid any incident after it. The process starts with a thorough inspection of the damage to the replacement of flooring, walls and ceilings.

  • Step 1 Inspection one of our professional can best assess the extent of water damage in your business facility. Each inspection determines a class and category of water damage. Defining class category of water damage helps outline the best means to restore your business property.
  • Step 2 Water Removal Pumps and vacuums are used to remove water from your home. The type of equipment depends on the extent of the water damage. Water removal begins as soon as possible to prevent mold and bacteria growth.
  • Step 3 Drying After all standing water and absorbent surfaces are vacuumed, drying and dehumidification begins. The step is important to clear up any remaining moisture after water removal. The drying out process can take several weeks to fully complete.
  • Step 4 Cleaning All belongings affected need to be cleaned and sanitized to prevent unwanted mold and bacterial growth. Carpeting, clothing and drapery are giving antimicrobial treatments. Air scrubbers may also be used to remove particles and moisture from the air.
  • Step 5 Restoration The biggest step in the process is restoration. In the restoration we replace materials like drywall and insulation. Sometimes this process is as simple as installing a few panels of drywall, while serious cases could require replacing entire walls. Exposure to toxic substances like lead and asbestos is possible during restoration. Older homes are likely to contain these substances.

Sometimes an event of unknown water damage can happen; in that case many people are not able to prevent the mold growth. A tiny leak in the roof or pipes can persist for months before it can be visible. In situations like this, the restoration tends to take more time.

ACTING FAST

Whether your facility has been flooded by broken pipes or a leaky roof, it’s important to remove all contaminated and wet materials in your place as soon as possible.

Taking wet materials out of a facility reduces the ability of dangerous microoganisms to multiply and spread. Removing contaminated materials improves air quality in the facility and makes the restoration process easier.

After removing all contaminated and wet materials, contact someone who can inspect your facility and start the restoration process.

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TO TAKE IN CONSIDERATION

The actual cleaning and drying time of your home and contents must be determined by the scope of the water damage, as well as the time it takes to meet the drying standard. The water restoration process may be completed in as little as just two days or it may take up to a week.

Water removal, cleanup, packing, removal of unsalvageable property, disinfecting and deodorization are generally completed on the day of your call. Drying equipment, dehumidifiers and air sanitizers are left onsite at your home to complete the water clean-up process.

Equipment is removed only when our thorough temperature, humidity and moisture testing confirms that affected areas have been dried to approved standards.

Water damage is never a minor issue. Whether it is an overloaded washing machine, a fractured pipe, or a leaky roof, water damage adds up quickly and only becomes worse the longer it goes unaddressed. Many building materials are prone to absorbing water, as well as furniture, upholstery, and cabinetry. Wooden fixtures will warp and become misshapen, while plaster and drywall start to crumble and fabrics become host to mold and bacteria. Even worse, water damage can be more expensive than immediately apparent; if not cleaned up swiftly enough, moisture seeps deeper into the structure and becomes harder to remove. Left unchecked, water damage can cause a building to steadily fall apart. At Restorations Control we will take every prevention method to save not only your business, your employees and your investment but also keep safe your money.

Fortunately, water damage restoration is not only possible but also often successful if started quickly. A rapid response can save waterlogged belongings and preserve the integrity of your facility. Restoration Control have teams of professionals that know how top act effectively and decisively, using the proper equipment and the best consultation from outside experts if needed to drain, clean up, and refurbish damaged regions of your business facility.

When you hire a restoration team, you want them to be the best of the best; you want them to be all professionals dedicated to give the best service and also have the expertise to work on the field. At Restoration Control you will have the team of your dreams, efficient, professionals, experts, and hard workers.

At Restoration Control we care about you and we want to ensure that the properties that fall victim to water damage can be salvaged. The harmful effects of water damage can be reduced greatly by the prompt and reliable water damage restoration service from Restoration Control.

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