Water Damage And Mold Restoration – What Is It? It is the process of repairing a house or property to its pre loss condition. Damage to the home could be due to an overflow, flood or any other water damage and mold event. The water damage restoration process involves several key procedures like loss assessment, categorization based on the water contamination levels, decontaminating and drying the structure, monitoring of the process and completion of the process. There are two large certifying bodies, namely the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) as well as the RIA (Restoration Industry Association) that recommends standards for water damage and mold restoration. The S500 damage because of water guide is the benchmark tool that is used by companies focusing on restoration of water damage.
Loss Assessment and Categorization – Loss evaluation is the foremost and the most significant step in water damage restoration. The assessment needs to be correct in order that the right response can be used. In restorating the injury caused by water, technicians and also the insurance providers must work together and understand what is damaged and the way to restoring the harm. Identifying the origin of the damage, documentation of damage, and accurate estimates are mandatory to get a proper water damage restoration. Categorization relies on the contamination amounts of the water source. The categories are listed below
Category 1 – This is water from clean sources like pipes, sinks and toilets without faeces or urine.
Category 2 – This is water that has some contaminants like water from a dishwasher, washer or toilet with urine.
Category 3 – This can be water which is highly unsanitary and can do causing illness or death if ingested. Sewage water, water from toilet with faeces, standing water with microbial growth and floodwater are a few examples.
Decontamination and Drying – Following the evaluation is finished, the entire process of drying and decontaminating begins on the site. Based on the extent of damage, damage caused due to water can be classified into 4 types. Class 1 Damage- When loss is fixed to some small area and fewer water continues to be absorbed by materials. This brings about slow evaporation rate. Class 2 Damage – Once the damage is to the complete room and carpet area. Class 3 Damage – When the entire area is saturated with water and sophistication 4 Damage – when there are lots of deep saturation pockets. Decontamination and drying is a key stage in Water damage and mold restoration and equipments like blowers, dehumidifiers, scrubbers and subfloor drying equipments need to be used. Decontamination needs to be done if contamination has been detected in the community. Decontamination may be completed for the whole area or even in specific pockets where contamination has been detected.
Monitoring and Completion – Monitoring the restoration procedure of damage caused as a result of damage is essential to obtain the desired results. One has to be proactive during the monitoring process. Checking when the drying tools are setup properly, assessing in the event the personnel involved are qualified for the task and checking when the equipments will be in working order inwtsy all area of the monitoring process. Necessary steps are to be taken if anything wrong is spotted through the monitoring process. The entire process of water damage restoration would be classified as complete only once humidity, temperature and also the moisture content is just as per industry standards. Upon completion of this type of water damage restoration process, the drying equipment can be removed.