San Diego Water Damage Restoration, Cleanup
Wonder what exactly water damage restoration is? As you know, when your home suffers from water damage, you've got a big mess - and a big - on your hands. The process of repairing your home to its pre-loss condition after a flood, overflow, or other water damage event is known as water damage restoration.
During the process, San Diego water damage restoration take several key procedures:
loss assessment, categorizing water based on the water source's contamination levels, drying and decontaminating the structure and its contents, monitoring the process, and completion.
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Before any restoration job is undertaken, it is first evaluated so that an appropriate response is taken. For example, if you were considering buying and restoring a classic car, you'd want to know exactly what you are dealing with and where to begin. Not only our San Diego water damage pros understand what is damaged and what needs to be done, the damage must be thoroughly inspected and documented and accurate estimates made. The source of the damage must also be identified so that necessary repairs can be made.
As part of the assessment, water is categorized based in the contamination levels ( category 1,2 or 3) of its water source FOr example, water damage from a clean source such as an overflowing sink is easier to deal with than a water source containing raw sewage, The categories are as follows:
- Category 1 - Water from clean sources such as sinks, pipes, and toilet bowls (without urine or feces)
- Category 2 - Water with some contaminants such as water from a washing machine, dishwasher, or toilet with urine (but no faces)
- Category 3 - Water that is extremely unsanitary, capable of causing sever illness or death if the water was ingested. Examples of Category 3 water inside sewage, water from a toilet bowl containing faces, floodwaters from rivers, and standing water with microbial growth.
Keep in mind that the source water may have originally been fairly clean and sanitary, but is can quickly come into contact with unsanitary contaminants and become Category 2 or 3 water.
Flood Damage Restoration Process
Water damage usually affects not just the immediate area but also the home's contents. San Diego water damage professional technicians deal with furniture, drapes, carpets, electronics, looks, and other contents affected by the water. Some of these contents with be moved before the water gets to them in an attempt to prevent damage, others will need to be dried, cleaned, and decontaminated, and others still will be damages to the point where they must be discarded.
Finally, the drying, cleaning, and decontaminating process begins. During this time, equipment such blowers, scrubbers, subfloor drying equipment, and dehumidifiers are put into place and left for several days with the drying process monitored to ensure that the all equipment is placed appropriately and working as it should. Humidity levels, temperatures, and moisture content of affected areas are monitored with additional dryiong continuing as needed. In addition to drying, cleaning, decontaminating, mold inhibitors may be used to prevent mold from frowing. Deodorizers may also be required. Even if the water damage was from a Category 1 water source, contaminants in carpets and the underlying carpet pad can quickly lead to a foul odor.
Depending on the extent of the damage, additional repairs may be required. For example, if the drywalls and carpet were damaged to the point where they need to be replaced, those repairs will take place once the underlying areas are dry. Finally, once the home is dried out and restored to its pre-loss condition, the water damage restoration job is complete.
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