Things you need to know about water damage and drying it out
After your business or home experiences water damage from a leaky pipe, burst pipe, rainstorm or flood, you naturally want to get things back to pre lost condition as soon as possible.
You may consider the water damage clean up yourself for some saving. But the problem is the water damage cleaning and restoration is not always as straight forward as it seems. Calling an IICRC certified professional to dry your structure will help you to prevent the secondary damage including microbial growth and malodour to your property.
Certified crew at SERVPRO of Richmond assess the damage and professionally deal with situation by identifying the category of water loss including:
- Category I (Clean water: pipe, water heater, steam lines. look and smell like tap water)
- Category 2 (Gray water: such as heavy rain and flooding)
- Category 3 (Black water: grossly contaminated)
Understanding the differences is so important because Category 2 and Category 3 water present health risks to your employees and customers or home occupant and need to be handled differently based on the IICRC – S500 standard.
Using the moisture meters, drying technology, calculation of number of air movers and how to flow the air and set up the dehumidifiers and days to dry will save you and insurances lots of money and time and prevent the secondary damage to your property.