Flood damage restoration service – Fulton

Homeowners in Fulton get hit with water damage on a regular basis. Whether you’ve been affected by a natural disaster or a localized catastrophe such as a building flood, 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 pipe. Sometimes, the damage is obvious and apparent. Sometimes, the damage is more subtle or unreported.

The process of repairing water damage is more complicated than just drying out the interior. Modern professional methods for water damage remediation like Critical Control, can often mitigate damage that would otherwise have required total structural replacement.

Water Damage Restoration Guidelines are Available – Call an Professional

A lot of times, property or home owners attempt to deal with water damage with DIY solutions that can be found on the internet. This is inadvisable. Water damage can be managed by following the established guidelines. These guidelines require the expertise and equipment of professionals. The guidelines are set forth in the IICRC Standard Reference Guide or Professional Water Damage Restoration publication. This guide is required to ensure the professional standardisation of scenarios involving water damage buildings or homes, and the risks associated with it.

Critical Control, a restoration company, can use the IICRC guidelines to evaluate the severity and nature of the project’s damages.

There are really important reasons why professionals dealing with water damage should follow these guidelines. In certain situations there are situations where the use of an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) is necessary. An IEP is an expert who has the knowledge and experience to evaluate the condition of a place and collect samples, conduct lab testsand help us determine the kind of water damage.

This is crucial in situations where the occupants of the building could be at risk, there are a chance of adverse health effects, the occupants are required to determine the contaminants that are suspected, or some other reason to raise concerns about contamination.

Water damage through types and classes


Restoration of water damage projects are classified into categories and class based on the extent of the flood.

The water that enters the building was classified according to its contamination. Category 1 implies that the water is from a clean source, such as a burst water supply or tub or sink.

Category 2 involves water that has high levels of contaminants and is likely to cause illness or discomfort when inhaled or consumed. The sources could be water that isn’t obvious as a danger such as the effluent from washing machines, or the spills from toilets.

Category 3 water is grossly affected, which means that it may contain pathogenic, toxic or any other harmful agent in it. It can be caused by backflows of sewage, leaks in toilet traps, and the flooding of rivers and streams. This category of water can contain heavy metals, pesticides that are regulated, toxic materials, or substances within it.


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

The lowest amount of water absorption , and the most water is classified as Class 1. This is where the water comes into contact around 5% or less with building materials which absorb water. This is because the majority of substances affected by water won’t hold or absorb water. Examples include concrete, coated or finished wood, plaster , or masonry.

Class 2 refers to water absorption and intrusion. It means that anywhere between 5% to 40% of the combined floor, ceiling and wall is constructed of materials with low-evaporation, such as plaster, concrete, wood or bricks and mortar.

The porous materials, such as carpet, insulation and fiberboard which make up the class 3 make up around 40 percent of the floor, wall and ceiling materials, with around 40% in class 3. Other materials, such as concrete or plaster that don’t absorb water haven’t been adversely affected.

Water has been absorbed by substances like concrete or plaster and wood that are classified as Class 4. This requires special drying techniques and longer drying times.

How to Dry a Water Damaged home or Building Works


Physical extraction, dehumidification, and evaporation are considered three methods to remove water from a building. Removal of liquid water is at minimum 500 times more efficient than merely putting up with dehumidifiers and air moving machines. The quicker the structure can dry, the better. Both extraction and dehumidification methods will be affected by how much stuff is being extracted.

Water damage professionals use a variety methods. Some of our tools include tools for subsurface extraction, wands, self-propelled tools, and vacuum squeegees.

Forced Evaporation

After as much water is removed, any remaining moisture is dried using high-velocity airmovers.

A submerged object absorbs moisture and water when it’s wet. As a result, the object becomes damp or wet.

The degree of saturation is described as the point where it becomes impossible to contain the moisture. More humid means that the air is getting closer to saturation.

The evaporation stage is the time when water molecules change from an in liquid state to a gaseous one. This is referred to as evaporation.

This means that the object is no longer able to absorb water from the atmosphere. We call that saturation point the point at which evaporation begins. Once saturation is reached, drying will begin.

In the evaporation phase, highly-efficient air movers dry the object from two sides. They produce a powerful air flow over the entire surface that is controlled by a filter system that is able to cover the entire area of the object.

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

Airmovers dry the object about 10 times more quickly than normal conditions, when there isn’t any air mover.

High-velocity airflow removes the moisture from the surface and absorbs the moisture pulled out by the air movement.

Utilize heat to aid in the drying process

A key component in any water damage restoration is the use of heat. To dry out materials that have been affected by water, we employ various types of heaters.

Electric Heaters: These heaters may be used to dry tasks that require multiple heat sources. You can run multiple heaters at once because of their numerous power ratings.

You can also reduce the electric heating as the work is done, and not affect other heaters. To maximize efficiency and lower your expenses for energy it is possible to adjust the wattage of one heater while increasing it’s power.

Because they emit almost zero emissions and consume very minimal water They are popular in restoration projects. They take longer to heat up and require more time for drying.

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

Hydronic boilers are different from electric heaters since they don’t utilize forced air heat to spread heat. This can make it difficult to heat large areas evenly by using these heaters. They also run at a lower temperature, making ideal for drying projects that require ceilings and walls to remain in place.

If electric heaters are not used, hydronic boilers can frequently be employed. They are capable of producing radiant heat and keep your drying space warm without the need of an electrical source.


To keep buildings and homes dry that are damaged due to water damage, we use Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) Dehumidifiers.

The LGR Home Dehumidifier can remove 170 pints of water from a damp building that is severely damaged by water damage each all day, every hour of the day.

Apart from removing water out of the air like an LGR Refrigerant Dehumidifier does, the home dehumidifier will also get rid of up to 99percent of airborne mold spores in the air by eliminating condensation.

Repairing Hardwood Floor Water Damage

It is crucial to get rid of flooring that has been damaged by water to allow repairs to be completed starting from the subflooring.

Subflooring that is damaged first has to be taken off and fixed. After that, the hardwood flooring damaged must be sanded or replaced. To ensure uniformity the floors must be sanded and repaired after these repairs have been completed.

Water Damage to Carpeting

If you’ve had the misfortune of experiencing flooding in your house, it can be a costly and stressful experience. You may need to replace your flooring even if you’ve taken the water out of the area as fast as you can.

It would be devastating to discover that your home isn’t in the best state after having spent lots of time and money to fix it.

It is vital to identify the extent of damage as soon as possible. One of the first things that needs to be addressed is whether or not the affected region should be replaced. There is a good chance that the carpet can be cleaned and used after drying and this will help eliminate some of the worries about the growth of mildew and the lingering smells.

Salvaging Carpet After a Water Damage Event

There could be staining on your carpeting , especially if the water damage was very serious. In some cases, you may need to replace your flooring to remove the stains. Another reason that might prompt you to consider replacing your carpeting is a persistent and strong odor. If this is the case, then you will likely need to replace both your carpet and padding.

The next step in determining whether or not it is necessary to replace your carpet is to find out whether your floor is able to be dried and cleaned professionally. A professional company can assist you in determining how severe the damages were. Our firm will examine your carpet and determine whether it’s worth replacing or repairable. If the carpet you have is damaged, a few drying techniques can further damage it.

The main factors that determine whether or not the carpet and padding require replacement are:

Are your carpets professionally cleaned, dried and cleaned?

The carpet’s capacity to remain clean can be affected if the padding beneath it is damaged. Although your carpet might have been dried immediately but the chance of mold growth is there if the padding underneath it has not dried out as well.

The best way to be sure that your carpet is cleaned and disinfected following flooding is to employ an expert carpet cleaning service. Once the cleaning is complete then you’ll have the ability to 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 procedure for repair of drywall differs depending on the severity of the damage. Repairing water damage may be as simple as removing the drywall portion and then cleaning the affected area and then putting it back.

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

Water damaged drywall often harbors mold spores which can not be easily removed. In most instances the drywall needs to be replaced. We utilize moisture testing tools to determine the amount of the moisture. This helps us identify the areas that are damaged and keep costs restricted to the areas that are damaged in a way that is necessary.

Water can also cause structural damage, as it causes the material to expand or expand or contract. It is much more difficult to break wood if it is moistened by water. The wood will get brittle if kept in the water for too long.


In order to counteract this problem, it’s crucial to homeowners and property owners to take care of structural damage caused by moisture-related problems with their property immediately after a flood or water damage event.

Water Damage to the Foundation

There are numerous reasons why water damage can affect a foundation of a house. Although not all water problems cause structural damage, it’s crucial to fix foundational issues as quickly as is possible in order to avoid any further structural damage.

Water damage to the foundation can trigger many different problems depending on how it is addressed. If the problem isn’t treated quickly, it can result in structural damage that is severe.


Roof Water Damage

Water damage to roofs can be caused by natural disasters, just like foundation water damage. Roof damage can lead to roof leaks, and can also cause damage to the foundation of a house or house.

Roof leaks are expensive and can have serious drawbacks. Roof leaks can lead to mold growth that could be fatal. The leaks in the roof could cause 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. Electrical faults are also prevalent in the case of roof water damage that can lead to the possibility of an electrical fire. All of these are good reasons to get roof water damage dealt with immediately following a flood, or other sudden damage.

HVAC Water Damage

Your home could be damaged by structural damage if the HVAC system fails or is defective equipment is put in place. Your home and business at risk by not having HVAC. Mold growth can lead to serious health problems.

Pipe water damage

If you’re suffering from pipe damage due to water, it is most likely coming from a burst pipe in your home. Once you’ve determined there’s an issue, it’s crucial to get an expert to stop the water from creating structural damage.

The burst of pipes can cause amount of damage. The water can get into your home through broken pipes, causing severe damage. This can lead to structural damage.

Turn off the water supply and then call an expert IICRC-certified specialist with a firm for water restoration like Critical Control as soon as you detect broken pipes or water damage.

What is the price of the restoration of water damaged?

Water damage restoration cost per square foot

Cleaning and repair cost will differ based on how many square feet 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?

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

Neglect can be described as damage to a surface or an object that is the result of exposure, inadequate maintenance, or general deterioration. According to the American-based Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance doesn’t cover damage from neglect.

A homeowners policy would not cover water damage due to flooding. Flood insurance is mandatory. In some regions the flood policies are demanded by mortgage companies. Flooding can happen due to storms, flooding ground, overflowing bodies of water or overflowing or surging bodies such as rivers, lakes, streams and oceans.