Flood damage restoration service – Bridle Path

Property owners in Bridle Path get hit with burst pipe damage on a regular basis. 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.

Damage to water is more frequent when water seeps into a building or residence by way of a flood, storm or burst pipes. Sometimes the damage is apparent and apparent. Sometimes, the damage is more subtle or unreported.

It’s more difficult than simply drying the interior to repair water damage. Modern methods for water damage remediation, such as Critical Control, can often mitigate damage that would otherwise require a complete structural replacement.

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 online. This is a mistake. There are guidelines for dealing with water damage and they require the equipment and expertise of experts. The guidelines are laid out in the IICRC Standard Reference Guide or Professional Water Damage Restoration publication. This guide is required to ensure the professional standardisation of situations involving water damage to buildings or homes, and the risks associated with it.

Critical Control, a restoration firm, is able to use IICRC guidelines to help them evaluate the severity and nature of each project’s damage.

There are many reasons why water damage experts should follow these guidelines. In certain situations it is necessary to employ the use of an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) is necessary. An IEP is a person with the knowledge and experience to analyze the condition of a place, take samples, run lab tests, and then offer us suggestions on the type of water damage.

This is particularly important in situations where the building’s residents are at high risk or are concerned regarding contamination.

Categories and Classes of Water Damage


Restoration projects for water damage are classified by category and class depending mostly on the severity of the invasion of water.

The class refers to how dirty the water entering the structure was. The first category is water that comes from a clean source, such as an unclean sink or tub, or burst water supply.

The category 2 water has significant levels of contaminants and has the potential to cause discomfort or illness should it be consumed or ingested. This could include water that isn’t obvious as a threat, such as the discharge from washing machines, or the overflows from toilets.

The water in the category 3 is classified as highly contaminated. It could contain pathogenic, toxic, or other harmful substances. This could be due to toilet trap leaks, and water flooding from rivers and streams. The water in this category could include heavy metals, pesticides that are regulated, toxic materials, or substances in it.


We can also use the IICRC’s classes to determine how much water has penetrated your property. This is basically an outline of the amount of water a building or house should be.

Class 1 refers to the lowest amount of absorption and water. It is the case when water is in contact with less than 5% the building substances that absorb water. This is the situation in which the majority of materials affected by water are low evaporation. This means they aren’t able to absorb and hold in water. Concrete, finished/coated wood, plaster or masonry.

Class 2 signifies that there is significant infiltration of water as well as intrusion. It is approximately 10% up to 40% of the total ceiling, floor, and wall consist of low evaporation materials such as plaster wood, concrete, or masonry.

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

Water has been absorbed into substances like concrete as well as wood, plaster, and even 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 Home Building Works


Three methods for removing water from buildings are physical extraction, dehumidification, and evaporation. The removal of liquid water is at about 500 times more efficient than just putting up with dehumidifiers and air mover. The quicker the structure dries the better. The quantity of materials that needs to be extracted will affect both extraction and dehumidification techniques.

Professionals dealing with water damage employ various extraction methods. We make use of a variety of equipment, such as self-propelled and subsurface extraction tools.

Forced Evaporation

The remainder of the moisture gets then dried with high-velocity air movers after as much water as possible is taken away.

When an object is moistened or submerged in water, it absorbs some of the moisture or water. As a result, the material becomes dampened or wet.

Saturation is the time at which it becomes impossible for the air to contain any moisture. The higher the humidity, the more close the air is to being saturated.

The evaporation phase is the moment when water molecules shift from an in liquid state to a gaseous state. This is referred to as the process of evaporation.

In another way it is will no longer absorb additional water from the atmosphere. This is called the saturation point. Once saturation is reached, drying will begin.

High-efficiency air movers dry the object in two areas during the evaporation process. They create strong airflow which is directed by a filter system.

Air mover can move 10-20 times more air than an ordinary household fan.

Airmovers dry the object around 10 times faster than in normal conditions, when no air mover is used.

A high-velocity airflow is able to dry the surface and sucks up the moisture that has been pulled out by the air mover.

Use heat to assist the drying process.

The element of heat is crucial to the success of any water damage restoration job. To dry out materials damaged by water, we use various kinds of heaters.

Electric Heaters These heaters are perfect to dry jobs that require several different heating sources. This is because they come in a variety of power levels, which allows you to run multiple heaters simultaneously.

Electric heat can also be able to be turned down or off during the process, but without impacting other heaters. To increase efficiency and reduce your energy bills it is possible to adjust the wattage of a heater, while also increasing its power.

Electric heaters are very common in restoration jobs since they generate virtually no emissions and use minimal amounts of water. However, the only drawback is that they take longer to heat up, requiring more time to dry process overall.

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

Hydronic boilers are different from electric heating because they don’t use forced-air heat to spread heat. This makes it difficult to heat large areas evenly by using these heaters. They are also able to dry jobs that do not require ceilings or walls to be in place.

When electric heaters cannot be used, hydronic boilers can typically be utilized. Because they are extremely efficient at producing radiant heat, they are able to easily keep your drying space warm even when there is no electrical power source.


We use Low Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifiers (LGR) to keep buildings dry and houses that have suffered water damage.

The LGR Home Dehumidifier can remove 170 pints of water in a damp structure that is severely damaged by water damage each 24 hours.

The home dehumidifier can extract water from the air in the same manner as an LGR Refrigerant Dehumidifier. It will also get rid of up to 99 percent of the airborne mold spores by removing condensation.

Fixing Wood Floor Water Damage

Hardwood floors damaged by water have to be ripped up so repairs can occur from the subflooring upwards.

The subflooring needs to be taken off and repaired before. Next, the hardwood boards affected need to be sanded or replaced. When the repairs are finished, the entire floor should be sanded, refinished and polished to ensure uniformity.

Water Damage to Carpeting

Floods can cause serious destruction to your home and make it difficult and expensive. It is possible that you will need to replace your flooring, even if you have taken the water out of the area as soon as is possible.

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

Because of this, it is important to assess the severity of the damage as soon as possible. The first step is determine if the affected part requires replacement. There’s a good possibility that the carpet could be cleaned and used after drying and the cleaning process can help to eliminate concerns regarding the growth of mildew and lingering odors.

Salvaging Carpet After a Water Damage Event

There could be staining on your carpet if the damage from water was severe. Sometimes, you will have to replace your flooring to eliminate the stains. An odor that is persistent and strong may also be the reason to replace your carpeting. It’s time to replace your padding and carpet in the event of this.

The next step to determine whether or not you’ll need to replace your carpet is to find out whether your floor can be dried and cleaned professionally. If you have an established company that can handle the cleaning, then you will have a better understanding of how severe the water damage was. Our firm will examine your carpet and determine whether it’s worth replacing or re-usable. Remember that certain methods employed for drying may cause further damage to the carpet even if it’s already in poor condition.

The main factors which will decide whether or not the carpet and padding should be replaced include:

Do your carpets need to be dried, cleaned and disinfected professionally?

The carpet’s ability to remain clean is affected when the padding beneath it is damaged. Although your carpet may have dried quickly, mildew growth can still occur if the padding underneath is not dried.

The most secure way to make sure that your carpet is restored and disinfected after an event of flooding is to engage a professional carpet cleaning company. Once the company has completed their task, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision about the condition of your carpet and determine whether or not you need to replace it.

Drywall damaged by water

The drywall repair procedure varies depending on the severity of damage. Repairing water damage could be as simple as removing a portion of drywall and cleaning the area and then replacing it.

On the other hand of the coin severe damage might necessitate whole reconstruction of the wall, which could include the wall studs as well as fiberglass insulation.

Drywall that has been damaged by water often contains mold spores that can’t be easily removed. In most instances, drywall will need to be replaced. We employ moisture testing instruments to measure the amount of the moisture. This allows us to identify the areas that are damaged and keep costs restricted to only necessary damaged areas.

Water can also cause structural damage, because it causes the wood to expand or expand or contract. It is much more difficult to break wood when it has been moistened with water. If the water sits for a lengthy time, it could cause an abundance of rot within the wood, which could cause it to crack easily.


To avoid this problem, it’s crucial for homeowners and building owners to address structural damages from moisture-related problems with their home immediately following a flood or water damage incident.

Foundation Water Damage

Damage to a home’s foundation can happen due to many reasons. Although not all water issues cause structural damage, it’s critical to repair foundational problems as quickly as possible to prevent structural damage.

Foundation water damage can cause many different problems dependent on the way it is dealt with. It can cause severe structural damage if the issue isn’t treated promptly.


Roof Water Damage

As with foundation water damage roof water damage is quite common following natural disasters. In addition to causing roof leaks, roof damage can also result in problems with the walls or foundations of a the building.

Leaking roofs can be extremely costly and might have significant disadvantages. Roof leaks can cause mold to grow that could be fatal. Leaks in the roof may also result in damages to the roof truss.

If you don’t address leaks in your ceiling right away the risk is that the rafters to decay and then soften. Damage to your roof can be caused by electrical faults that can cause the possibility of an electric fire. All of these are excellent reasons to have roof water damage repaired quickly after a flood or any other sudden damage.

HVAC Water Damage

Your home may be damaged by structural damage if the HVAC system fails or is defective equipment is installed. Without HVAC you’re exposing the inside of your home or business to all sorts of issues. Mold growth can lead to serious health issues.

Water damage to pipes

Pipe water damage is usually caused by a burst pipe within your home. Once you have determined that there’s been a leak, it’s important to get professional help to stop the flow of water and make sure it doesn’t cause structural damage.

A ruptured pipe can result in severe damage. When pipes are damaged and water enters your home, causing extensive damage and requiring repairs for water damage – a process that can result in structural damage.

Shut off the water supply and then call an experienced IICRC-certified professional from a company for water restoration like Critical Control as soon as you spot broken pipe water damage.

What is the cost of restoring water damage?

Water damage restoration cost per square foot

Repair and cleanup cost will differ based on how much square footage you have. The following pricing breakdown can be obtained from National Flood Services for each square foot

Can Water Damage be covered By the Homeowner’s Insurance?

If the cause was sudden and unintentional homeowners insurance policies typically cover the damage. The Insurance Information Institute states that homeowners insurance will cover the repair or replacement of windows that have been damaged however, it does not cover damage due to negligence.

Neglect can be described as damage to a surface or object that results from exposure, poor maintenance or general deterioration. The Insurance Information Institute in the USA declares that homeowners insurance does not cover the damage caused by negligence.

A homeowner’s policy does not be able to cover damage to water due to flooding. A flood policy is necessary. In some areas where flood insurance is required, it’s usually by mortgage lenders. Flooding can occur due to storms, ground that is saturated to the point of and surging or overflowing bodies water, such as lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, oceans when combined with strong winds.