Water damage remediation – Boyes Hot Springs

Homeowners in Boyes Hot Springs experience flood damage regularly. Whether you’ve suffered from a natural disaster or a localized catastrophe such as a fire suppression activation, Critical Control is standing by to respond 24/7.

Damage to water is more frequent when water enters a building or home through a storm, flood, or burst pipes. Sometimes the damage is visible and obvious, but sometimes it’s subtle or even hidden.

It is more complicated than just drying the interior of the building to repair water damage. Modern techniques for water damage remediation Restoration companies like Critical Control can mitigate damage which would in the past would have required a complete structural replacement, that is to say, in other words, demolish and rebuild.

Water Damage Restoration Guidelines are Available – Call a Professional

A lot of times, homeowners or builders try to fix water damage using DIY methods that can be discovered on the internet. This isn’t a good idea. There are guidelines to deal with water damage , and they call on the tools and skills of experts. These guidelines are available in the IICRC Standard Reference Guide, or Professional Water Damage Restoration book. This guideline is essential to ensure the professional standardisation of scenarios involving water damage structures or homes, as well as the risks associated with it.

Critical Control, a restoration business, can use IICRC guidelines to determine the extent and type of the project’s damages.

These guidelines are important for water damage professionals. In some situations there are situations where the use of an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) is required. An IEP is a person who has the skills and experience to analyze an area for contamination collect samples, perform lab tests and provide us with advice regarding the type of water damage.

This is especially important in cases where the building’s inhabitants are at risk or there is concern regarding contamination.

Categories and classes of Water Damage


Projects for water damage restoration can be classified into two types in accordance with the degree of the infiltration of water is.

The water that enters the building was classified based on its contamination. The first category is water that is clean, such as the sink or tub, or a burst water supply.

Category 2 water has significant levels of contaminants and can cause illness when it is ingested or contacted. These sources can be water that is not obvious as a danger such as the effluent from washing machines, or the overflows from toilets.

Water in Category 3 can be considered to be extremely polluted. It could be contaminated by toxic, pathogenic or any other hazardous substances. This can be caused by backflows of sewage, leaks from toilet traps, as well as the flooding of rivers and streams. This kind of water could include heavy metals, pesticides and regulated substances as well as toxic substances in it.


The IICRC has also established classes that we follow in determining the level of water intrusion on your property. This system basically sets guidelines for the level of saturation of the structure or the home.

The lowest level of absorption by water and the greatest amount of water is categorized as Class 1. It is the case when water is in contact with around 5% or less with construction materials that absorb water. This is because the majority of materials that are affected by water won’t retain or absorb water. Concrete, plaster, masonry, and wood that has been finished/coated are several examples.

Class 2 is a term used to describe water absorption and intrusion. It’s about 5% up to 40% of the total ceiling, floor and wall are composed of low evaporation materials such as plaster, concrete, wood or bricks and mortar.

The porous materials, like carpet, insulation , and fiberboard which make up Class 3 comprise around 40% of floor, wall and ceiling materials, including approximately 40% of the materials in Class 3. Other materials such as cement or plaster that don’t absorb water have not been adversely affected.

Water has been absorbed into materials like concrete, plaster, and wood that are classified as Class 4. This requires more drying time and special drying techniques.

How do you dry a water damaged Building or House


Physical extraction, dehumidification, and evaporation are the three main ways to get rid of water from a structure. Removal of liquid water is at minimum 500 times more efficient than simply having to put up with dehumidifiers or air movers. The quicker the structure dries the more efficient. The extraction method and the dehumidification process are affected by how much stuff is being extracted.

Water damage professionals employ a variety of extraction methods. Our tools include tools for subsurface extraction, wands Self-propelled tools, self-propelled instruments, and vacuum squeegees.

Forcible Evaporation

The remainder of the moisture gets dried by high-speed airmovers after the maximum amount of water is removed.

When an object gets wet or submerged in water, it absorbs some of the moisture or water. The substance becomes damp or wet because of this.

Saturation is defined as the point at which it becomes impractical for the air to contain any moisture. More humid means that the air is more close to saturation.

In the evaporation phase the water molecules leap from a liquid state to a gaseous state. This is called evaporation.

This signifies that the object no longer absorbs moisture from the atmosphere. This is referred to as the saturation point. Once saturation is reached, drying starts.

High-efficiency airmovers dry the object in two areas in the evaporation phase. They generate a large air flow over the surface of the object which is directed by a filter that covers the entire surface of the object.

A fan that moves air can move 10-20 times more air than an ordinary fan.

The item is dried by airmovers about 10 times faster than in the natural environment where no air mover was employed.

The high-speed airflow dry the surface of the object and sucks up the moisture drawn away by the air mover.

Make use of heat to help in the drying process

The most important element for any water damage restoration is the use of heat. We make use of a variety heaters to dry the materials that are damaged by water.

Electric Heaters They are ideal for drying jobs which require the use of several different heating sources. This is due to the fact that they come in a variety of wattages, allowing you to run multiple heaters simultaneously.

It is also possible to turn off or turn off the electric heater as the work is done, and not affect other heaters. This means that you can turn one heater down while increasing the wattage of the other to increase efficiency and lower cost of energy.

Electric heaters are common in restoration work because they produce essentially no emissions and use minimal amounts of water. The only issue is they take longer to get hot, which requires longer drying time. process generally.

Hydronic Bioler (TES),: These boilers are able to heat quickly and emit very little carbon dioxide. They typically operate using propane or natural gas.

Hydronic boilers are different from electric heat since they don’t utilize forced air heat to disperse heat. This makes it difficult to evenly heat large areas using these heaters. They are also able for dry work that does not require walls or ceilings to remain in place.

When electric heaters cannot be employed, hydronic boilers may frequently be employed. They can produce radiant heat and keep your drying space warm without the requirement of electricity.


To dry buildings and houses that have been damaged by water damage, we employ Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) Dehumidifiers.

The LGR Home Dehumidifier can extract 170 pints moisture from damp structures that have suffered severe water damage within 24 hours.

Apart from removing water from the air like an LGR Refrigerant Dehumidifier does this, the home dehumidifier can also get rid of as much as 99% of airborne mold spores in the air, by removing condensation.

Fixing Wood Floor Water Damage

It is important to remove the hardwood floors that have been damaged by water to ensure that repairs can be completed starting from the subflooring.

The subflooring has to be removed and repaired prior to. Next, the hardwood boards damaged need to be sanded or replaced. To ensure uniformity flooring, all floors should be sanded and repaired after these repairs are completed.

Water Damage to Carpeting

Floods can cause severe damages to your house and can make repairs difficult and expensive. Even if the water has been taken away from the affected region immediately, there’s an opportunity that you will have to eventually replace the flooring.

After spending time and money restoring your home to its original state, it could be devastating to find that the finished results leave some things to be desired.

It is vital to identify the extent of damage as soon as possible. The first step is to determine if the damaged area requires replacement. There’s a good chance that the carpet will be cleaned and used after it has dried and this will eliminate some of the worries about the growth of mildew and the lingering smells.

Salvaging Carpet After a Water Damage Event

If the water damage is very extensive It is likely that you’ll see noticeable stains on your carpeting. In some cases, you may need to change your flooring to remove these stains. An odor that is persistent and strong may also be the reason to get your carpet replaced. If you find this to be the case it is likely that you’ll require replacement of both the padding and carpet.

The next step to determine whether or not you need to replace your carpet is to assess whether your floor is able to be professionally cleaned and dried. If you’ve got an established company that can handle the cleaning, then you will have a better idea of how serious the damage was. Our firm will examine the carpet and decide if it should be replaced or re-usable. Keep in mind that some methods employed for drying may cause further damage to the carpet if it is already in poor condition.

A few of the factors which will decide whether or whether the padding and carpet require replacement are:

Are your carpets professionally dried, cleaned, and disinfected?

If the padding beneath your carpet is also damaged, this can affect how long the carpet will remain clean. Although your carpet might have been dried immediately but the chance of mildew development is there if the padding underneath isn’t dried as well.

Professional carpet cleaning service is the best way to ensure your carpet is dry and clean following a flood. After the job is completed, you’ll be able make an informed decision about the state of your carpet. You can also decide whether to replace it.

Drywall that has been damaged by water

The degree of damage will determine the type and method of drywall repair. Repairing water damage can be as easy as taking out some drywall, cleaning the area, and then replacing it.

The other side is that serious damage could need to be repaired completely, including fiberglass insulation and wall studs.

Mold spores can be found in damaged drywall, which is difficult to eliminate. Most of the time, the drywall will have to be replaced. We employ moisture testing instruments to determine the amount of the moisture. This helps us identify damaged areas and limit costs to the only damaged ones.

Water can also cause structural damage, because it causes the wood to expand or shrink. Once the wood is moistened by water, it becomes a lot easier to break. The wood may become brittle if it is allowed to dry in water for too long.


This problem can be avoided by owners of buildings and homeowners making immediate changes to repair the structural damage caused by moisture-related issues with their property after flooding or other damages caused by water.

Foundation Water Damage

There are many reasons water damage can cause to a foundation of a house. While not all water concerns result in structural damage, it is essential to fix foundational issues as quickly as possible to avoid structural damage.

Water damage to the foundation can trigger various issues depending on how it is addressed. If the damage is not addressed quickly, it can result in structural damage that is severe.


Roof Water Damage

Water damage to roofs can result from natural disasters as well as foundation water damage. Roof damage can lead to roof leaks, and can also cause damage to the foundation of a structure or home.

Leaking roofs are costly and have serious disadvantages. A leak on the roof may result in mold and mildew to develop, which could be fatal. Leaks in the roof may also cause damages to the roof truss.

Leaks in your ceiling could cause your rafters to decay and become soft if you don’t take action immediately. Damage to your roof can result from electrical issues which could lead to an electrical fire. There are many reasons to get roof water damage repaired immediately following a flood, or other sudden damage.

HVAC Water Damage

If your HVAC system begins to fail or brand new equipment is found to be defective, it could result in structural damage to your home. Your business and your home at risk because you do not have HVAC. It is possible for mold to grow and cause a variety of health issues that are very serious.

Pipe water damage

Water damage to pipes is typically caused by a burst pipe within your home. When you’ve identified a leak, it is important to call a professional to stop the water from damaging the structure.

The burst of pipes can cause number of damages. Water can enter your home through damaged pipes, causing extensive damage. This can lead to structural damage.

When you see damaged water pipes, shut off the supply of water.

What is the price of the restoration of water damaged?

Water damage restoration cost per square foot

Based on the square foot the repair and cleanup costs can vary. National Flood Services has the below pricing breakdown per square foot.

Are water damages insured by the homeowner’s insurance?

Insurance policies for homeowners are typically applicable if the source of the damage is sudden and not intentional. The Insurance Information Institute states that homeowners insurance may be used to pay for repairs or replacement of broken windows however, it does not cover damage caused by neglect.

Neglect can be described as damage to a surface or an object that is caused by the weather, lack of maintenance or general degradation. According to the American-based Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance doesn’t cover damage from neglect.

If the water damage resulted from an event that is a flood, it would not be covered by homeowner’s insurance. Instead, a flood insurance policy would be mandatory. In some regions where flood insurance is required, it’s usually by mortgage companies. Flooding can happen because of storms, ground that is saturated to the point of and surging or overflowing bodies water, such as rivers, ponds, lakes rivers, oceans, and streams together with high winds.