Flood damage restoration service – Cabrillo

Homeowners in Cabrillo suffer flood 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.

Damage to water is more frequent when water gets into a structure or residence by way of a flood, storm or burst pipe. Sometimes the damage is overt and obvious, but sometimes it’s hidden or minor.

Remediation of water damage is more complex than simply drying the interior. With modern professional methods for water damage restoration Restoration companies like Critical Control can mitigate damage that previously would have required total structural replacement, in terms of demolition and rebuild.

Water Damage Restoration Guidelines are Available for your reference. Call a Professional

Many times, building or home owners try to tackle water damage using DIY solutions available online. This is a mistake. Water damage can be controlled according to the established guidelines. These guidelines call for the expertise and equipment of professionals. These guidelines are detailed in what is known as IICRC Standard Reference Guide or Professional Water Damage Restoration publication. The guide was created due to the necessity for professional standardisation of situations that involve water damage to homes and buildings and the dangers they can present.

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

There are many reasons why water damage experts must adhere to these guidelines. There are situations that warrant us to bring in an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP). An IEP is an individual who has the skills and training to evaluate an area for contamination and take samples, conduct lab tests and offer us suggestions on the kind of water damage that is likely to occur.

This is especially important in situations where the occupants of the building could be high risk, there are a chance of adverse health effects, the occupants have a desire to know the suspected contaminants, or some other reason for concern over contamination.

Categories and classes of Water Damage


Restoration projects for water damage are divided into two categories in accordance with the degree of the water infiltration is.

The water entering the building was classified according to its level of contamination. Category 1 is water that originates from a clean source like the sink or tub, or burst water supply.

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

Water in Category 3 can be considered to be highly contaminated. It may contain toxic, pathogenic, or other dangerous substances. This usually means contamination from sewage, toilet backflows after 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 category of water can have pesticides, heavy metals, regulated materials or toxic substances within it.


The IICRC has also created classes we use in determining the level of water intrusion to your property. The system is basically a set of guidelines for the level of saturation of the structure or the home.

The lowest amount of water absorption , and the highest amount of water is classified as Class 1. This is where the water is in contact with approximately 5percent or less of building materials that absorb water. This is usually the case that the majority of the building materials affected by water are low in evaporation, which means that they aren’t able to absorb and hold in water. Concrete, finished/coated wood, masonry or plaster.

Class 2 refers to water absorption and intrusion. It is approximately 5 to 40% of combined floor, wall and ceiling comprised of low-evaporation materials such as plaster concrete, wood or masonry.

Class 3 means that about 40% or more of the wall, floor and ceiling materials are porous such as fiberboard, insulation, carpet, etc. and where other materials that don’t take in a lot of water, such as concrete or cement have not been negatively affected.

Class 4 indicates that water is trapped in the materials that can not easily absorb water like plaster, wood, concrete and bricks and mortar. This requires more drying time and special drying methods.

How to Dry a Water Damaged home or Building Works


Physical extraction, dehumidification and evaporation are considered three ways to get rid of water from buildings. Eliminating liquid water is at most 500 times more effective than air movers. The quicker the structure is dried the more effective. The quantity of material to be extracted will influence the extraction process as well as dehumidification methods.

Professionals dealing with water damage employ a variety of extraction methods. We use a variety of tools including subsurface extraction tools as well as self-propelled tools.

Forced Evaporation

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

If an object is wet or submerged in water it absorbs a portion of the water or moisture. The result is that the material gets dampened or wet.

The degree of saturation is known as the point at which it becomes impossible to contain any more moisture. The greater the humidity, the more close the air is to saturation.

The evaporation process occurs when water molecules change from the state of liquid to a gaseous state. This is known as the process of evaporation.

This means that the object no longer absorbs water from the air. This is known as the saturation point. When saturation has been reached, the drying process begins.

High-efficiency air movers dry objects on both sides during the evaporation phase. They produce a powerful air flow over the surface of the object, that is controlled by a filter system that covers the entire area of the object.

An air mover moves around 10 to 20 times more air than a fan or an ordinary fan.

The object is dried using airmovers about 10 times faster than natural conditions where no air mover was used.

High-velocity airflow dry the surface and absorbs moisture drawn out by the airflow.

Utilize heat to aid in the drying process

A key component in any water damage restoration project is heating. To dry out materials damaged by water, we make use of various kinds of heaters.

Electric Heaters: These heaters can be used to dry jobs that require multiple heat sources. This is because they can be found in various power levels, which allows you to use multiple heaters at the same time.

Electric heat can also be adjustable, allowing it to be reduced or turned off when the work is in process, without impacting your other heaters. This means that you could reduce one heater while increasing the power of the other to increase efficiency and reduce your energy costs.

Because they emit virtually no emissions and require very little water Electric heaters are used for restoration projects. However, the only drawback is that they take longer time to get hot, which requires more time for the drying process overall.

Hydronic Bioler (TES) Hydronic Bioler (TES) The boilers quickly heat up and release very little CO2. They are typically run with propane or natural gas.

Hydronic boilers differ from electric heating as they don’t make use of forced-air heat to disperse heat. This makes it difficult to distribute heat evenly over large areas using these heaters. They also operate at a lower temperature, making ideal for drying projects which require ceilings and walls to remain in place.

In the event that electric heaters can’t be used, hydronic boilers can typically be utilized. They are capable of producing radiant heat and keep your drying area warm without the need of an electric source.


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

The LGR Home Dehumidifier can draw 170 pints of water from damp structures which have suffered massive water damage in just 24 hours.

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

Repairing Wood Floor Water Damage

It is crucial to get rid of the hardwood floors that have been damaged by water to ensure that repairs can be done by removing the subflooring.

The damaged subflooring first needs to be removed and replaced. The damaged hardwood boards must be sanded or replaced. To ensure a uniform appearance, all floors should be sanded and restored after the repairs are completed.

Carpets are vulnerable to water damage

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to have an incident of flooding in your home, it can be a stressful and expensive experience. Even if the water is eliminated from the area right away, there’s an opportunity that you will have to replace your flooring eventually.

After spending time and money to restore your home back to its pre-flood condition, it would be a shock to discover that the finished results leave something to be desired.

It is crucial to determine the extent of the damage as fast as is possible. One of the initial issues that needs to be addressed is whether the damaged area needs to be replaced. It is possible to clean the carpet and then use it after drying. This can eliminate worries about mildew growth or persistent smells.

Salvaging Carpet After a Water Damage Event

There may be stains on your carpet if the damage to your carpet was serious. Sometimes, you will have to replace your flooring to get rid of these stains. Another factor that could cause you to think of replacing your carpeting is the persistent and strong odor. You will need to replace your padding and carpet if this happens.

The next step to determine whether or not it is necessary to replace your carpet is to determine whether the flooring can be dried and cleaned professionally. If you’ve got a reputable company perform the cleaning, then you will have a better idea of just how bad the water damage was. We can assess whether your carpet needs to be replaced or salvaged. If your carpet is already damaged, certain drying methods could further harm it.

Some of the considerations that determine whether or whether the padding and carpet require replacement are:

Are your carpets professionally dried, cleaned, and cleaned?

If the padding under your carpet is also damaged, this can affect how long the carpet is clean. Although your carpet has been dried in a short time, mildew growth is still possible when the padding beneath is not dried.

The safest way to ensure that your carpet is restored and disinfected after flooding is to employ a professional carpet cleaning company. After the company completes their task, you’ll be capable of making an informed decision about the condition of your carpeting and decide whether or not to change it.

Drywall that has been damaged by water

The extent of damage will determine the type and method of drywall repair. Repairing water damage can be as easy as taking out the drywall portion and cleaning the area and then putting it back.

The opposite of this is that serious damage could need to be repaired completely, including the wall studs and fiberglass insulation.

Mold spores can be found in drywall damaged by water that is difficult to eliminate. Therefore, in the majority of cases drywalls will have to be replaced. We utilize moisture testing tools which allow us to identify the extent to which humidity has gotten. This allows us to identify areas of damage and limit costs to areas that need to be repaired.

Water can also cause structural damage, as it causes the material to expand or contract. After the wood has been moistened with water, it’s much more difficult to break. If the water is left to sit for a prolonged time, it could cause a significant amount of rot in the wood that can make it break easily.


To prevent this problem, it’s essential for building owners and homeowners to take care of structural damage caused by water-related issues with their home immediately following a flood or water damage occasion.

Water Damage in the Foundation

There are many reasons water damage could affect the foundation of a home. While not every water issue cause structural damage, it’s important to correct foundational issues as soon as possible to prevent further structural damage.

Water damage to the foundation can trigger many different problems depending on how it is addressed. It can lead to serious structural damage if not taken care of promptly.


Roof Water Damage

As with foundation water damage roof water damage is also very common after natural disasters. Roof damage could cause roof leaks as well as damage the foundation of a house or house.

Roof leaks can be very costly and can have significant drawbacks. A leak on the roof may cause mold and mildew to grow, which can be deadly. A leaking roof may also affect the roof truss structure, which can cause structural damage to the roof.

If you don’t take care to address leaks in your ceiling immediately they could cause your rafters to degrade and become soft. Electrical faults are also common in roof water damage, which could cause an electrical fire. All of these are good reasons to have your roof water damage repaired promptly following a flood or other type of unexpected damage.

HVAC Water Damage

Your home could be damaged structurally if your HVAC system is not working properly or the wrong equipment is installed. If you do not have HVAC, you are opening the interior of your business or home to all kinds of problems. The growth of mold can lead to a number of very serious health problems.

Damage to pipes caused by water

If you’re experiencing pipe damage due to water, it is most likely coming from a pipe that has burst in your home. When you’ve discovered that there is a leak, it’s important to seek out professional assistance to stop the leak and ensure it doesn’t lead to structural damage.

A burst pipe can cause devastating damage. When your pipes break, water may enter your home, causing extensive damage and requiring repairs for water damage – an event that could result in structural damage.

Turn off the water supply and call a skilled IICRC-certified expert at a water restoration firm such as Critical Control as soon as you notice broken pipe water damage.

What’s the cost for cleaning up water damage?

Water damage restoration cost per square foot

Cleaning and repair costs can vary based on how many square feet you have. The following breakdown of pricing is available at National Flood Services for each square foot

Will Water Damage Be Covered By Homeowner’s Insurance?

Insurance policies for homeowners are typically applicable if the source of the damage is sudden and unintentional. The Insurance Information Institute states that homeowners insurance can provide for the repair or replacement of windows that have been damaged but not for damages caused by negligence.

Neglect is defined as damage to a surface or object that is the result of the weather, lack of maintenance or general deterioration. According to the Insurance Information Institute, a US-based Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance does not cover damage caused by negligence.

If the water damage results from an event that is a flood, it would not be covered by the homeowners insurance. Flood insurance is mandatory. In certain areas the flood policies are demanded by mortgage companies. Flooding can happen due to storms, flooding the ground or overflowing bodies of water or overflowing or surging bodies like rivers, lakes, streams and oceans.