It’s the process of returning a home or property to its pre-loss condition. Property damage can occur as a result of an overflow, flood, or other type of water damage. The loss assessment, classification based on water pollution levels, decontamination and drying of the structure, process monitoring, and process completion are all steps in the water damage reconstruction process. Two prominent certifying organisations that prescribe water damage restoration standards are the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) and the RIA (Restoration Industry Association). The S500 damage due to water guide is used as a benchmark by companies that specialise in water damage restoration. Get More Information about us.
Loss Evaluation and Categorization
Determining the amount of the damage is the first and most important step in water damage reconstruction. In order to deliver an adequate answer, the assessment must be correct. To repair water damage, specialists and insurance companies must work together to determine what has been damaged and how to proceed with the restoration. Determining the cause of the damage, documenting the damage, and offering realistic estimates are all necessary steps in a thorough water damage repair. The levels of contamination in the water supply are used to classify it. The groupings are listed below.
Water from Category 1 pipes, drains, and toilets contains no faeces or urine and is safe to drink.
Category 2 – Contaminated water containing urine, such as that from a dishwasher, washing machine, or toilet.
Category 3 – This is unclean water that can make you sick or even kill you if you drink it. Sewage water, toilet water with faeces, standing water with microbiological development, and floodwater are just a few examples.
Dehumidification and decontamination
The drying and cleaning process at the site commences when the evaluation is completed. Based on the severity of the damage, water damage is split into four categories. When a failure is limited to a small area and the items have absorbed less water, it is classified as Class 1. As a result, the evaporation rate is sluggish. Class 2 damage is defined as damage to the entire room and carpet area. When the entire region is flooded with water and the damage is severe, it is classified as Class 3 damage. Class 4 Damage happens when there are many deep saturation pockets. Decontamination and drying equipment, including as blowers, dehumidifiers, scrubbers, and subfloor drying equipment, are required for water damage restoration. Decontamination is required if contamination has been identified in the environment. Decontamination might be done for the entire region or for specific contamination spots.