Wonder what exactly restore water damage is? As you know, you have a big mess-and a big job-on your hands when your home is suffering water damage. Restoration of water damage is known as the process of repairing your home to its pre-loss condition after a flood, overflow, or other event of water damage. During the restoration process of water damage, several key procedures take place: loss assessment, categorization of water based on contamination levels of the water source, drying and decontamination of the structure and its contents, monitoring of the process and finishing. Learn more about Risk Free Serv-San Diego Water Damage Restoration.
It is first evaluated before any restoration work is undertaken, so that an appropriate response is taken. For instance, if you were considering purchasing and restoring a classic car, you would like to know exactly what you are dealing with and where to start. When it comes to water damage, insurance companies often have to involve not only the technicians fully understand the task ahead of them. A water damage restoration technician not only needs to understand what is damaged and what needs to be done, but the damage needs to be thoroughly inspected and documented and accurate estimates made. The source of the damage also needs to be identified to allow necessary repairs to be made.
As part of the assessment, water is categorized according to its water source’s contamination levels (category 1, 2 , or 3). For example , water damage from a clean source such as an overflowing sink is easier to handle than a source of water that contains raw sewage. The following categories are:
O Category 1 — Water from clean sources (without urine or feces) such as sinks, pipes and toilet bowls
O Level 2-Water containing other toxins, such as sewage from a laundry machine, dishwasher or urinary toilet (but no feces)
O Level 3 — Highly unsanitary water, capable of causing serious sickness or death when swallowed with drink. Examples of Category 3 water include sewage, fece-containing water from a toilet bowl, river floodwaters and microbial-growing standing water.
Bear in mind that the water supply might initially have been relatively safe and sanitary, but it may easily come into touch with unsanitary pollutants and become water categories 2 or 3.
Water damage typically affects the contents not just of the surrounding environment but also of the house. Water damage repair technicians often have to treat flood-affected chairs, drapes, carpets, appliances, books and other objects. Several of these materials will be relocated until the water enters them in an effort to avoid destruction, some may have to be washed, cleaned and decontaminated and some will also be affected to the extent that they have to be discarded.
Finally, the process of drying, purifying and decontaminating begins. During this time, appliances such as blowers, scrubbers, subfloor drying machines, and dehumidifiers are mounted and left with the drying cycle checked for many days to insure that all machinery is correctly positioned and working as it should. Humidity levels, temperatures, and moisture content of affected areas are tracked with continued additional drying when required. Mold inhibitors may be used in addition to drying, washing, decontaminating, to keep mold from developing. Deodorizers may be needed, too. Even if the water harm came from a source of water in Category 1, pollutants in carpets and the underlying carpet pad will easily contribute to a foul odor.