Restoring Water Damage – What Is It?
It is the method of restoring a house or property to its pre-loss state. Damage to the property may be because of an overflow, flood or some other water damage occurrence. The method of water damage reconstruction includes many main procedures, such as loss evaluation, categorization based on the levels of water pollution, structure decontamination and drying, process monitoring and process completion. There are two broad certifying bodies that prescribe requirements for water damage rehabilitation, namely the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) and the RIA (Restoration Industry Association). The S500 damage attributable to the water guide is the benchmark tool used by companies specialising in water damage restoration. Our website provides info about Boston Water Damage Restoration.
Assessment of Failure and Categorization
The first and most significant step in water damage rehabilitation is loss assessment. In order for an acceptable reaction to be taken, the evaluation must be accurate. Technicians and the insurance firms must work together to repair the damage caused by water and consider what is damaged and how to restore the damage. For proper water damage repair, identifying the cause of the damage, recording the damage, and reliable estimates are necessary. Categorization is based on the water source’s rate of pollution. The categories listed below are
Class 1 – Water from safe sources, such as pipes, sinks and toilets, without urine or faeces.
Class 2 – This is water that contains such pollutants, such as dishwasher water, washing machine or urine toilet water.
Class 3 – This is water which is extremely unsanitary and if swallowed, is capable of causing disease or death. Some examples include waste water, toilet water with faeces, standing water with microbial growth and floodwater.
Decontamination and Desiccation
The process of drying and decontaminating starts at the site after the assessment is complete. Damage caused due to water can be divided into 4 categories depending on the degree of damage. Class 1 Damage- If the failure is limited to a small area and materials have absorbed less water. This results in a sluggish rate of evaporation. Class 2 Damage – If the whole room and carpet area is damaged by the damage. Class 3 Damage – When the whole area is saturated with water and Class 4 Damage – when there are several large saturation pockets. A crucial stage in water damage rehabilitation is decontamination and drying, and equipment such as blowers, dehumidifiers, scrubbers and subfloor drying equipment must be used. If contamination has been found in the field, decontamination has to be performed. For the whole region or in small pockets where pollution has been found, decontamination can be performed.