Gordon/Cooper Neighborhood Association

Water damage restoration service – Gordon/Cooper Neighborhood Association

Homeowners in Gordon/Cooper Neighborhood Association experience burst pipe 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.

When a storm, flood, or burst pipe causes water to get into a home or structure water damage is more often than not. Sometimes, the damage is obvious and obvious, sometimes it’s hidden or minor.

The process of repairing water damage is more complex than just drying the interior. With modern professional water damage remediation tactics, often restorers like Critical Control can mitigate damage which would in the past would have required total reconstruction of the structure, or in terms of demolition and rebuild.

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

A lot of times, property or home owners attempt to address water damage using DIY solutions available online. This is not a good idea. Water damage can be managed in accordance with the established guidelines. These guidelines call for the skills and tools of experts. These guidelines can be found in the IICRC Standard Reference Guide, or Professional Water Damage Restoration book. The guide was created due to the necessity for professional standards in cases involving water destruction to buildings and homes and the dangers they can create.

The IICRC guidelines help restoration experts such as Critical Control to evaluate the kind and severity of the damage to each project.

These guidelines are crucial for water damage professionals. There are certain situations that require the use of the services of an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP). An IEP is someone who has the skills and knowledge to assess a site for contamination collect samples, perform lab tests and give us advice on the type of water damage.

This is particularly important in situations where the occupants of the building could be at risk, there is a possibility of negative health consequences, or the occupants have a desire to know the contaminants that are suspected, or some other reason for concerns about contamination.

Water damages caused through categories and classes


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

The water entering the structure was classified based on its contamination. Category 1 water is clean like a tub or sink or a water source that bursts.

Category 2 water has significant levels of contaminants and can cause illness if it is ingested or contacted. The sources could be water that is not obvious as a risk like the discharge from washing machines, or the spills from toilets.

Category 3 water can be considered to be highly contaminated. It could be contaminated by toxic, pathogenic, or other dangerous substances. This could be due to sewage backflows, leaks in toilet traps, and water flooding from streams and rivers. This water may include heavy metals, pesticides or harmful substances.


You can also utilize the IICRC’s classes to determine just how much water has entered your property. The system is basically a set of guidelines for the level of saturation of the structure or the home.

Class 1 is the smallest amount of water and absorption. This is where the water comes in contact with approximately five percent or less building materials that absorb water. This is due to the fact that most of the materials that are affected by water do not hold or absorb water. Concrete and masonry, as well as plaster and finished/coated wood are just a few examples.

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

Class 3 refers to the fact that around 40% or more of the floor, wall and ceiling materials are porous materials like fiberboard, insulation, carpet and so on. and where other materials that don’t take in a lot of water, such as plaster or concrete have not been adversely affected.

Class 4 indicates that water has become deeply stuck in materials that do not easily absorb water as plaster, wood, concrete and the masonry. This means that it requires longer drying times and special drying techniques.

How to dry a water damaged Building or House


Physical extraction, dehumidification, and evaporation are the three main methods of removing water from a structure. Eliminating liquid water is typically 500 times more effective than airmovers. The faster the structure is dried, the better. The extraction method and the dehumidification process are affected by how much material is being removed.

Water damage professionals use an array of extraction techniques. We make use of a variety of tools , including subsurface extraction tools and self-propelled tools.

Forcible Evaporation

Once all water is removed, the remaining moisture is dried using high-velocity airmovers.

A submerged object absorbs water and moisture when it is moistened. In the process, the material becomes dampened or wet.

Saturation is defined as the point where it becomes unachievable for the air to contain any moisture. The higher the humidity, the more close the air is to saturation.

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

This means that the object has stopped absorbing moisture from the atmosphere. This is known as the saturation point. the point of evaporation. Once saturation is reached the drying process starts.

In the evaporation stage the highly efficient air moves dry the object on two sides. They create a strong air flow over the entire surface that is controlled by a filter that completely covers the surface of the object.

Air mover can move 10 to 20 times the amount of air than a fan , or the typical household fan.

The object is dried using airmovers around 10 times faster than in natural conditions where there was no air movement.

Airflows that are high-velocity dry the surface and absorbs the moisture drawn out by the air movement.

Use heat to assist the drying process.

A key component in any water damage restoration work is the use of heat. In order to dry out any materials damaged by water, we make use of various kinds of heaters.

Electric Heaters: These heaters may be used for drying jobs which require multiple sources of heat. This is because they come in a variety of power levels, which allows you to operate multiple heaters at once.

It is also possible to turn off or turn off the electric heater when the task is completed, but without impacting other heaters. This means that you could lower one heater, while raising the wattage of the other to increase efficiency, and decrease your cost of energy.

Because they emit virtually zero emissions and consume very minimal water They are well-liked for restoration projects. They are more difficult to heat up and take longer drying time.

Hydronic Bioler (TES): They are also extremely efficient at quickly heating up yet releasing low emissions. They can be powered by natural gas or propane.

Hydronic boilers differ from electric heat in the sense that they don’t make use of forced air to distribute heat. Therefore, it may be challenging to evenly heat a large space with these kinds of heaters. They also run at less temperature, which makes them ideal for drying jobs which require ceilings and walls to be left unattended.

If electric heaters are not used, hydronic boilers can typically be utilized. Because they are extremely efficient in producing radiant heat, they are able to easily keep your drying area warm even when there is no electric power source.


To keep buildings and homes dry which have suffered damage due to flooding, we use Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) Dehumidifiers.

The LGR Home Dehumidifier is capable of extracting 170 pints of water from a damp building which has been badly damaged by water damage every 24 hours.

In addition to extracting water out of the air like an LGR Refrigerant Dehumidifier does, the home dehumidifier will also eliminate up to 99percent of mold spores that are airborne in the air, by removing condensation.

Repairing Wood Floor Water Damage

The floors that have been damaged by water need to be ripped up so repairs can occur beginning with the subflooring and moving upwards.

The damaged subflooring first needs to be removed and repaired. Next, the hardwood boards damaged must be sanded or replaced. After these repairs are completed, the entire floor should be sanded and refinished to ensure uniformity.

Carpets are susceptible to water damage

Floods can cause significant destruction to your home and can make repairs expensive and time-consuming. Even if water is taken away from the affected region immediately, there’s an opportunity that you will have to replace the flooring in the future.

It’s devastating to find out that your home isn’t in top state after having spent many hours and dollars to restore it.

It is crucial to determine the extent of damage as soon as is possible. The first thing to do is to determine if the damaged area requires replacement. There’s a good chance that the carpet can be cleaned and still used once it is dry and the cleaning process can help to eliminate the worries about the growth of mildew and the lingering smells.

Salvaging Carpet After a Water Damage Event

There may be stains on your carpeting , especially if the damage from water was severe. In some instances the only solution to remove the stains is to replace the flooring. A strong, lingering odor could also be a reason to get your carpet replaced. If it is, then you will likely require replacement of both your padding and carpet.

Check to see if the flooring can be dried professionally before deciding whether you want to change it. Professionals can aid you in determining the severity of the damages were. Our firm will examine your carpet and determine whether it’s worth replacing or salvageable. Be aware that some of the techniques used for drying can also harm the carpet further if it is already in poor condition.

A few of the factors that will determine whether or whether the padding and carpet require replacement are:

  • How much water did you get on your carpet?
  • How long did the water remain on the carpet?
  • Quel was the source of the water?

Do your carpets get professionally cleaned, dried and disinfected?

The carpet’s capacity to remain clean can be affected if the padding underneath it is damaged. Even though your carpet may have dried quickly however the risk of mildew growth is still present if the padding under it has not dried out as well.

Professional carpet cleaning company is the best way to ensure your carpet is dry and clean after the flood. Once the work is done then you’ll have the ability to make an informed decision on the condition of your carpeting. You’ll also be able to determine whether to replace it.

Water Damaged Drywall

The extent of damage will determine the kind and way to repair drywall. Repairing water damage is as easy as removing an area of drywall then cleaning it and then replacing it.

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

The spores of mold can be seen in water damaged drywall that is hard to get rid of. So in most cases the drywall needs to be replaced. We use moisture testing tools to measure the amount of the moisture. This helps us identify the areas that are damaged and limit costs to only necessary damaged areas.

Water also causes structural damage, as it causes the wood material to expand and expand and contract. It is much easier to break wood when it has been moistened by water. The wood will become brittle if it is left to dry in water for too long.


This issue can be prevented by homeowners and building owners taking immediate action to fix water-related structural issues with their property after flooding or other water damage.

Water Damage in the Foundation

The damage caused by water to a house’s foundation can happen due to many reasons. Although not all water issues cause structural damage, it is crucial to address foundational issues in the quickest time possible to avoid structural damage.

Water damage to the foundation can trigger a number of different issues in the manner it is addressed. It can lead to serious structural damage if not taken care of quickly.


Roof Water Damage

Roof water damage can also be caused by natural catastrophes similar to foundation water damage. Roof damage could cause roof leaks as well as damage the foundations of a house or the foundation of a home.

Leaking roofs can be extremely expensive and could have major negatives. A leak in the roof may cause mold and mildew to develop, which could cause death. Leaks in the roof may also result in damage to the roof truss system.

If you don’t address the leaks in your ceiling promptly, they can cause your rafters decay and soften. Roof water damage can also result from electrical faults which could lead to the possibility of an electric fire. All of these are good reasons to have your roof water damage repaired swiftly following a flood or other damage that is unexpected.

HVAC Water Damage

Your home may suffer structural damage if your HVAC system fails or faulty equipment is put in place. Without HVAC you’re exposing the inside of your house or business to all kinds of problems. It can lead to severe health issues.

Damage to pipes caused by water

Pipe water damage is usually caused by a burst pipe within your home. When you’ve discovered that there is leak, it’s crucial for you to contact a professional to stop the water and make sure it doesn’t lead to structural damage.

A pipe that bursts can cause serious damage. The water can get into your home through broken pipes, which can cause severe damage. This can lead to structural damage.

If you spot damaged water pipes, shut off the water supply.

What is the price of cleaning up water damaged?

Water damage restoration cost per square foot

Water damage cleanup and repair cost will differ based on the square footage you have. The following breakdown of pricing is available from National Flood Services for each square foot

  • Clean water category 1: $3.75/sq. feet.
  • Category 2 gray water: $4.50/sq. feet.
  • Category 3 black water $7/sq. feet.

Will Water Damage Be Covered by the homeowner’s insurance policy?

Homeowners insurance policies are usually applicable if the source of the damage is unexpected and accidental. The Insurance Information Institute states that homeowners insurance can provide for the repair or replacement of damaged windows, but not for damage caused by negligence.

Damage from neglect may be defined as wear and tear on an object or surface because of exposure, insufficient preventative maintenance, or general degradation. According to the Insurance Information Institute, a US-based Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance doesn’t cover damage from neglect.

A homeowner’s insurance policy will not be able to cover damage to water due to flooding. Flood insurance is mandatory. Mortgage lenders might require flood insurance in some regions. Flooding can happen due to storms, over-saturated ground, flooding or overflowing bodies of water like rivers, ponds, lakes, streams, oceans when combined with strong winds.