They follow some strict guidelines to ensure the safety of the people present in the flooded area and to repair the residence according to standard procedures set by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification), a certifying body’s S500 SOP (Standard Operation Procedure). In the case of prolonged water damage and the formation of mold growth, the water damage home repair companies should follow IICRC’s S520 SOP. It is an operation procedure set for professional mold restoration. A professional, working in a refurbishment company is completely trained to perform sewage, mold and water restoration by adopting suitable vaccination and personal protective equipment (PPE).
When a company receives an emergency call, a technician from the company visits the spot to identify the category of inundation and the intensity of destruction. Normally, the water damage is divided into three categories. The category one water impairment doesn’t pose any considerable harm to the people. It is mentioned as “Clean water.” The inundation occurs from the sources of domestic lines, sink overflows with zero contaminants, malfunction of appliances in water supply lines, snow or ice melt, or overflow of rain or broken toilets with zero contaminants and additives are considered “clean water” sources. But, people should not ignore the clean water flooding because if it gets mixed with the dust deposited under carpet or with any contaminants, then the mutilation will be more. Therefore, it is important to address the problem as soon as possible.
The second category of water is comprised of a significant level of chemicals or physical contagion that can cause sickness and discomfort to the people. This class of water is denoted as “grey water.” It carries a considerable amount of microorganisms and nutrients of bacteria. The sources of this category are, overflow of water from washing machine and dishwashers, toilet bowl with some particles, pump failure and seepage due to the hydrostatic force. If the grey water inundation is not addressed within 48 hours, it can cause more destruction.
water damage home repair technicians address the category-3 destruction very attentively because it causes more discomfort and sickness to people if consumed or exposed. It includes contaminated materials that can harm the living atmosphere. If category-2 water left untreated it will convert into category 3 that is referred as “Black water.”
The professionals first remove the excess water by using special techniques and machines…