Water damage restoration service – Brentwood Villages

Property owners in Brentwood Villages suffer burst pipe damage regularly. Whether you’ve suffered from a natural disaster or a localized catastrophe such as a water line breakage, Critical Control is standing by to respond 24/7.

Water damage is more common when water enters a building or residence by way of a flood, storm or burst pipe. Sometimes the damage is apparent and apparent. Other times, it’s more subtle or unreported.

It is more complicated than just drying out the interior to fix water damage. Modern methods for water damage restoration Restoration companies like Critical Control can mitigate damage which would in the past would have required complete structural replacement, that is to say, in terms of demolition and rebuild.

Water Damage Restoration Guidelines are in place so call an Professional

Many times, homeowners or builders attempt to repair water damage using DIY methods that can be located on the internet. This isn’t a good idea. Water damage can be controlled according to the established guidelines. These guidelines call for the expertise and equipment of professionals. These guidelines are available in the IICRC Standard Reference Guide, or Professional Water Damage Restoration book. This guide exists because of the necessity of professional standardisation of situations that involve water damage to buildings and homes and the risks they create.

The IICRC guidelines assist restoration experts like Critical Control to evaluate the kind and severity of the damage on each project.

There are really important reasons why professionals dealing with water damage should follow these guidelines. There are situations that warrant our bringing in an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP). An IEP is a person with the knowledge and training to evaluate a site for contamination and take samples, conduct lab tests and offer us suggestions on the type of water damage.

This is especially important in situations where the occupants of the building could be at risk, there is a likelihood of adverse health effects, the occupants express a need to identify the suspected contaminants or have another reason for concerns about contamination.

Water damages caused through categorizes and classes


Restoration projects for water damage are classified into categories and class depending mostly on the degree of invasion of water.

The water that enters the building was classified based on its level of contamination. The category 1 indicates that the water originates from a clean source, such as a burst water supply or a sink or tub.

Category 2 is water that has high levels of contaminants and has the potential to cause discomfort of illness if contacted or consumed. This could include waters that are not readily apparent as a risk, such as the discharge from washing machines, or the overflows from toilets.

The water in the category 3 is considered extremely polluted. It may contain toxic, pathogenic, or any other dangerous substances. Usually this means contamination by the backflow of toilets from the trap for toilets and seawater, flooding from streams and rivers, or any other source of water that comes from the exterior of the building. This water can include heavy metals, pesticides or other toxic substances.


We can also use the IICRC’s classes to determine how much water has penetrated your property. This system is basically an outline of how much saturated a structure or residence ought to be.

Class 1 means the least amount of water and absorption. This is when the water is in contact with around 5percent or less of building materials which absorb water. This is usually the case where most of the substances affected by water have low evaporation. This means they don’t soak up and hold water. Examples include concrete, coated or finished wood, plaster or masonry.

Class 2 means that there is substantial infiltration of water as well as intrusion. It’s about 10% to 40% of the combined ceiling, floor and wall comprised of low-evaporation materials such as plaster, concrete, wood, or the masonry.

The porous materials, such as fiberboard, insulation and carpet that comprise the class 3 make up around 40 percent of wall, floor and ceiling materials. This includes about 40% in class 3. and also where other materials that do not absorb water like plaster or concrete have not been negatively affected.

Class 4 refers to the fact that water has become deeply trapped in the materials that can not easily absorb water as wood, plaster, concrete and bricks and mortar. This requires special drying techniques and longer drying time.

How to dry a water Damaged House or Building


Physical extraction, dehumidification, and evaporation are three methods to remove water from a structure. Removal of liquid water is at about 500 times more efficient than simply making do with dehumidifiers and air moving machines. The quicker the structure can dry, the better. The quantity of materials to be extracted can affect the extraction process as well as dehumidification methods.

Water damage experts employ a variety of extraction methods. Some of our tools include wands, subsurface extraction tools Self-propelled tools, self-propelled instruments, and vacuum squeezers.

Forced Evaporation

The remaining moisture is dried with high-velocity air movers after as much water as has been removed.

When an object gets wet or submerged in water, it absorbs some moisture or water. The result is that the material gets dampened or wet.

Saturation is defined as the point where it becomes unachievable for air to hold any moisture. The greater the humidity, the more close the air is to being saturated.

In the evaporation phase in which water molecules are ejected from liquid state to gaseous state. This is called evaporation.

In this way the object does not absorb any more moisture from the air. This is known as the saturation point. the point at which evaporation begins. As soon as saturation is reached the drying process commences.

High-efficiency air movers dry objects on two sides during the evaporation phase. They generate a large air flow over the surface of the object which is directed by a filter system that is able to cover the entire area of the object.

A fan that moves air can move around 10 to 20% more air than a fan, or even a regular household fan.

Air movers dry objects around 10 times faster than in natural conditions, where there isn’t any air mover.

High-velocity airflow leaves the surface dry and absorbs the water pulled out by the airflow.

Use heat to assist the drying process.

The most important element of any restoration is heat. We make use of a variety heaters to dry materials that have been damaged by water.

Electric Heaters: These heaters may be used to dry tasks which require multiple sources of heat. This is due to the fact that they are available in several different wattages, allowing you to use multiple heaters at the same time.

It is also possible to turn off or turn off the electric heater while the job is being completed, but without impacting other heaters. This means that you can reduce one heater while increasing the wattage of the other to increase efficiency and lower energy costs.

Because they emit virtually no emissions and require very minimal water Electric heaters are used for restoration projects. They are more difficult to heat up and take more time for drying.

Hydronic Bioler (TES): Hydronic boilers are also very efficient at heating up quickly, while still producing very little emissions. They can be run on propane or natural gas.

Hydronic boilers differ from electric heat because they don’t use forced-air heat to distribute heat. This makes it difficult to evenly heat large areas using these heaters. They can also be utilized to dry out jobs that do not require ceilings or walls to remain in the same place.

If electric heaters are not employed, hydronic boilers may often be used. Because they are so efficient at producing radiant heat, they are able to easily keep your drying area warm even without an electrical power source.


We employ low Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifiers (LGR) to dry buildings and houses that have suffered water damage.

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

The dehumidifier at home is able to remove water from the air the same way as an LGR Refrigerant Dehumidifier. It can also remove the 99 percent or more of the mold spores that are airborne by eliminating condensation.

Fixing Wood Floor Water Damage

The floors that have been damaged by water need to be removed so that repairs can occur from the subflooring upwards.

The subflooring must be taken off and repaired before. Then the affected hardwood boards need to be sanded down or replaced. Once these repairs are complete, the entire floor should be sanded, refinished and polished to ensure uniformity.

Water Damage To Carpeting

Floods can cause severe damages to your house and cause it to be expensive and time-consuming. It is possible that you will need to replace your flooring, even if you have taken the water out of the area as quickly as you can.

It’s devastating to discover that your home isn’t in the best state after having spent many hours and dollars to repair it.

In this regard, it is crucial to determine the severity of the damage as soon as possible. The first step is to determine if the damaged part requires replacement. There’s a chance that the carpet will be cleaned and used after drying and the cleaning process will help eliminate some of the concerns about mildew growth and lingering odors.

Salvaging Carpet After a Water Damage Event

There may be stains on your carpeting , especially if the damage from water was serious. There are times when you have to change your flooring to eliminate these stains. An odor that is persistent and strong can also be an indication to replace your carpeting. If you find this to be the case then you may require replacement of both your carpet and padding.

Check to see if the floor can be professionally dried before you decide whether to replace it. If you can have an established company that can handle the cleaning, then you’ll have a better idea of how serious the damage was. We will be able to determine if the carpet should be replaced or can be salvaged. Keep in mind that certain methods used for drying can also further damage the carpet if it is already in poor condition.

Some of the considerations that determine whether or not the carpet and padding require replacement are:

Are your carpets dry and cleaned, or disinfected and cleaned professionally?

If the padding underneath your carpet is also damaged, it can impact how long the carpet is clean. Although your carpet has been dried in a short time, mildew growth may still be present when the padding beneath is not dried.

Professional carpet cleaning service is the best option to ensure your carpet is clean and dry after a flood. After the job is completed then you’ll have the ability to make an informed decision about the condition of your carpet. It is also possible to decide whether to replace it.

Water Damaged Drywall

The severity of the damage determines the type and way to repair drywall. Repairing water damage is as simple as removing a section of drywall then cleaning it and after that, replacing it.

On the other side of the coin significant damages could necessitate a total wall replacement, which includes wall studs and fiberglass insulation.

The drywall that is damaged by water usually harbors mold spores which can not be easily removed. In most cases the drywall will need to be replaced. We utilize moisture testing tools to measure the amount of moisture. This allows us to pinpoint damaged areas and limit the cost to the only damaged ones.

The water can also cause structural damage by causing the wood material to expand and shrink. It is much more difficult to break wood if it has been moistened by water. The wood will get brittle if allowed to dry in water for too long.


To prevent this problem, it’s crucial to homeowners and property owners to fix structural damage from the effects of moisture on their property immediately after the water or flood event.

Water Damage in the Foundation

There are many reasons water damage can cause to the foundation of a house. Although not all water problems can lead to structural damage, it is important to address foundation problems as quickly as you can in order to avoid any future structural damage.

Foundation water damage can result in a myriad of issues based on the way it’s dealt with. It can cause severe structural damage if it isn’t treated quickly.


Roof Water Damage

Like foundation water damage, roof water damage is also very common after natural catastrophes. Roof damage could cause roof leaks, and can also cause damage to the foundations of a building or home.

Leaking roofs are extremely expensive and could have major drawbacks. A leak on the roof could cause mildew and mold to grow, which can be fatal. The leaks in the roof could also result in damages to the roof truss.

Leaks in your ceiling could cause your rafters to deteriorate and soften if you do not deal with them right away. Damage to your roof can be caused by electrical faults, which can lead to the possibility of an electric fire. All of these are good reasons to get roof water damage dealt with quickly after a flood or any other unexpected damage.

HVAC Water Damage

Your home can be damaged structurally if your HVAC system fails or faulty equipment is put in place. Your business and your home at risk by not having HVAC. The growth of mold can cause serious health problems.

Damage to pipes caused by water

Damage to pipes typically caused due to a pipe burst within your home. When you’ve identified leak, it’s crucial to get a professional to stop the water from damaging the structure.

The burst of pipes can cause amount of damage. When pipes are damaged, water may enter your home, causing severe damage , and may require water damage repair – a process that can cause structural damage.

Stop the water supply and call a skilled IICRC-certified expert from a company for water restoration such as Critical Control as soon as you spot broken pipe water damage.

What’s the price to fix the damage caused by water?

Water damage restoration cost per square foot

Repair and cleanup costs will vary depending on how much square footage you own. The following pricing breakdown can be obtained at National Flood Services for each square foot

Is water damage covered by homeowner’s insurance?

The homeowner’s insurance policies are generally used if the damage is sudden and not intentional. According to the Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance can cover repairs or replacement of a damaged window, however, not if the damage is a result of neglect.

Neglect can be described as damage to an object or surface that results from exposure, inadequate maintenance, or general degradation. According to the US-based Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance does not cover damage due to neglect.

If the water damage results from an event that is a flood, it is not covered under a homeowners policy. The flood insurance policy is mandatory. In some areas where flood insurance is required, it’s usually by mortgage companies. Flooding can happen as a result of flooding, over-saturated ground, overflowing or surging bodies of water such as rivers, ponds, lakes oceans, streams when combined with strong winds.