Water damage restoration service – Lafayette Valley Estate

Property owners in Lafayette Valley Estate suffer water 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.

When a storm, flood, or burst pipe causes water to enter a house or building, water damage occurs more often than not. Sometimes, the damage is obvious and apparent. In other instances, it’s subtle or under-reported.

Water damage remediation is much more complex than simply drying out the interior. Modern methods for water damage restoration typically restorers such as Critical Control can mitigate damage which previously would have required complete structural replacement, that is to say, in the sense of demolish and rebuild.

Water Damage Restoration Guidelines are Available for your reference. Call a 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. There are guidelines to deal with water damage , and they depend on the tools and skills of professionals. These guidelines are detailed 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 associated risks.

The IICRC guidelines assist restoration professionals like Critical Control to evaluate the category and class of damage on each project.

These guidelines are essential for professionals dealing with water damage. In certain situations there are situations where an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) is required. An IEP is a professional who has the training to assess a site for contamination and collect samples, conduct laboratory tests, and advise us on the category of water damage.

This is especially important in situations where the building’s occupants are at high risk or have concerns regarding contamination.

Water damages caused according to categorizes and classes


Restoration projects for water damage are classified according to category and class depending mostly on the severity of the flooding of water.

The category has to do with how dirty the water entering the structure is. Category 1 implies that the water originates from a clean source such as burst water supply, or tub or sink.

Category 2 water contains the highest levels of contaminants. It can cause illness if it is inhaled or touched. It could include sources that might not appear to be an issue, like the discharge from washing machines or toilet overflows.

Water in Category 3 can be considered extremely polluted. It could be contaminated by toxic, pathogenic, or other hazardous substances. This could be due to toilet trap leaks, and floods of water from streams and rivers. This category of water can have pesticides, heavy metals and regulated substances as well as toxic chemicals in it.


You can also utilize the IICRC’s courses to determine how much water has entered your property. This system is basically a guideline for how saturated a building or home ought to be.

The lowest amount of water absorption and the greatest amount of water is categorized as Class 1. This is where the water is in contact with around five percent or less construction materials that absorb water. This is because most materials that are affected by water don’t absorb or hold water. Examples are concrete, finished/coated wood, plaster or masonry.

Class 2 refers to absorption of water and intrusion. This means that between 5 to 40% of the floor, ceiling, and wall are made from low-evaporation substances like plaster, concrete, wood or bricks and mortar.

The porous materials, such as fiberboard, insulation and carpet, that make up Class 3 comprise around 40% of floor, wall and ceiling materials, including approximately 40% of the materials in Class 3. and also where other materials that don’t absorb water like plaster or concrete have not been negatively affected.

Class 4 means that water is trapped in the materials that can not readily absorb water, such as concrete, wood, and masonry. This means that it requires longer drying times and special drying techniques.

How do you dry a water damaged building or house


Three methods for removing water from buildings are physical extraction, dehumidification, and evaporate. Removal of liquid water is at about 500 times more efficient than simply putting up with dehumidifiers and air movers. The faster the structure can dry, the better. The quantity of materials to be extracted can affect both dehumidification and extraction techniques.

Water damage experts employ various extraction methods. We have tools for subsurface extraction, wands, self-propelled tools, and vacuum squeegees.

Forced Evaporation

The remainder of the moisture gets dried with high-velocity air movers after the maximum amount of water has been removed.

A submerged object absorbs water and moisture when it’s wet. The result is that the material gets dampened or wet.

Saturation is the time at which it becomes impractical for air to hold any moisture. Higher humidity means that the air is closer to saturation.

In the evaporation process, water molecules jump from liquid state to gaseous state. This is called evaporation.

In this way it is no longer absorbs additional moisture from the atmosphere. The saturation point is the point at which evaporation begins. As soon as saturation is attained the drying process commences.

High-efficiency air movers dry the object on both sides during the evaporation process. They produce a powerful airflow over the entire surface, which is directed through a filter system that completely covers the 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 around 10 times faster that in natural conditions in which no air mover was employed.

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

Make use of heat to help in the drying process

Heating is a crucial element of any water damage restoration task. To dry out the materials which have been affected by water, we employ various types of heaters.

Electric Heaters: These heaters may be used for drying jobs that require multiple heat sources. This is due to the fact that they can be found in various power levels, which allows you to run multiple heaters simultaneously.

Electric heat can also be able to be turned down or off when the work is in process, without impacting your other heaters. In order to maximize efficiency and lower your expenses for energy, you can adjust the power of one heater while increasing it’s wattage.

Electric heaters are a common feature in restoration projects because they produce essentially no emissions and use only a small amount of water. The only issue is that they take longer time to get hot, which requires more time to dry process generally.

Hydronic Bioler (TES),: These boilers are able to heat quickly and emit very little carbon dioxide. They can be powered by natural gas or propane.

Hydronic boilers differ from electric heating in the sense that they don’t utilize forced-air for distribution of heat, which means it could be difficult to evenly heat an area with these types of heaters. They can also be utilized to dry out jobs that do not require walls or ceilings to be in the same place.

When electric heaters cannot be employed, hydronic boilers may frequently be employed. Because they are extremely efficient in producing radiant heat they can easily keep your drying area warm even without an electrical power source.


We utilize 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 from an un-dry structure which has been badly affected by water damage each all day, every hour of the day.

In addition to extracting water from the air, as a LGR Refrigerant Dehumidifier does this, the home dehumidifier can also get rid of up to 99% of mold spores that are airborne in the air by eliminating condensation.

Repairing Hardwood Floor Water Damage

Hardwood floors damaged by water have to be cut up to ensure repairs can be made from the subflooring upwards.

Subflooring that is damaged first has to be taken off and fixed. Next, the hardwood boards affected need to be sanded or replaced. After these repairs are completed then the entire floor must be sanded, refinished and polished to guarantee a uniform appearance.

Water Damage To Carpeting

If you’ve had the misfortune of experiencing a flood in your home this can be a costly and stressful experience. You might need to change 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 house isn’t in the best condition after you have spent so much time and money to fix it.

Because of this, it is important to assess the extent of damage as soon as possible. The first thing to do is to determine if the damaged area needs to be replaced. There’s a chance that the carpet will be maintained and cleaned after drying and the cleaning process can help to eliminate the worries about the growth of mildew and persistent odors.

Salvaging Carpet After a Water Damage Event

If the water damage is severe It is likely that you will have noticeable marks on your carpet. In certain instances the only solution to get rid of the stains is to replace the flooring. A strong, lingering odor could also be a reason to change your carpet. It is necessary to replace your padding and carpet in the event of this.

Next, determine if your floor can be dried professionally before you decide to replace it. Professionals will help you determine how serious the damage was. We will be able to evaluate whether or not your carpet needs to be replaced or can be salvaged. Be aware that certain methods employed to dry the carpet can harm the carpet further if it is already in poor condition.

A few of the factors which will decide whether or whether the padding and carpet need to be replaced are:

Are your carpets professionally cleaned, dried, and disinfected?

If the padding under your carpet is damaged, it could affect how long the carpet will remain clean. Although your carpet might have been dried immediately but the chance of mold growth is present if the padding under isn’t dried as well.

The best way to be sure that your carpeting is properly cleaned and disinfected following an event of flooding is to engage an expert carpet cleaning service. Once the cleaning is complete then you’ll have the ability to make an informed decision on the state of your carpet. It is also possible to decide whether you want to replace it.

Water Damaged Drywall

The procedure for repair of drywall differs based on the extent of damage. Water damage repair can be as simple as removing a section of drywall, cleaning it, and then replacing it.

On the other hand of the coin significant damage could require a complete wall replacement, including walls studs and fiberglass insulation.

There are spores of mold in drywall damaged by water that is difficult to eliminate. In the majority of cases, the drywall will have to be replaced. We employ moisture testing tools that allow us to determine the extent to which water has grown. This allows us to identify damaged areas and limit the cost to only the areas that are damaged.

The water can also cause structural damage because it causes the wood material to expand and expand and contract. When the wood is saturated with water, it’s much more difficult to break. The wood may be brittle if kept in the water for too long.


To prevent this problem, it’s essential for building owners and homeowners to fix structural damage from the effects of moisture on their properties immediately following an event like a flood or water damage incident.

Water Damage to the Foundation

Damage to a home’s foundation can occur for various reasons. Although not all water problems could cause structural damage, it’s important to correct foundational issues as soon as possible in order to avoid any further structural damage.

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


Roof Water Damage

Damage to the roof can be caused by natural disasters similar to foundation water damage. Roof damage could cause roof leaks as well as damage the foundation of a building or home.

Roof leaks can be very expensive and could have major disadvantages. Leaks in the roof can cause mildew and mold to grow, which can be fatal. A leaky roof can affect the roof truss structure, which can cause structural damage to the roof.

Leaks from the ceiling could cause your rafters’ to degrade and soften if you do not deal with them right away. Electrical faults are also prevalent in roof water damage, which could cause the possibility of an electrical fire. All of these are excellent reasons to have roof water damage fixed quickly after a flood or any other damage that is unexpected.

HVAC Water Damage

Your home can be damaged structurally if your HVAC system fails or faulty equipment is put in place. Your business and home at risk by not having HVAC. Mold growth can occur and lead to a number of serious health issues.

Damage to Pipes from Water

If you’re experiencing pipe damage due to water, it is most likely coming from a pipe that has burst in your home. Once you have determined that there’s been leak, it’s crucial to get professional help to stop the water and make sure it doesn’t lead to structural damage.

Burst pipes can cause a number of damages. When pipes are damaged, water may enter your home, causing extensive damages and necessitating water damage repair – an event that could cause structural damage.

Shut off the water supply, and then contact an expert IICRC-certified specialist with a firm for water restoration such as Critical Control as soon as you detect broken pipe water damage.

What’s the price to fix water damage?

Water damage restoration cost per square foot

Water damage cleanup and repair costs will vary depending on how much square footage you have. National Flood Services has the following pricing breakdown per square foot.

Does water damage get covered by homeowner’s insurance?

Homeowners insurance policies are usually used if the damage is unexpected and not intentional. According to the Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance may cover repair or replacement of a broken window, but not if the damage was the result of negligence.

Damage from neglect may be described as wear and tear of the surface or object due to exposure, lack of regular maintenance or general wear and tear. According to the American-based Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance will not cover damages due to neglect.

A homeowner’s policy does not cover water damage caused by flooding. The flood insurance policy is mandatory. In some areas the flood policies are demanded by mortgage lenders. Flooding can occur because of storms, ground that is saturated to the point of and surging or overflowing bodies water like rivers, ponds, lakes, streams, oceans together with high winds.