Water damage restoration service – Maidu

Building owners in Maidu suffer flood damage regularly. Whether you’ve suffered from a natural disaster or a localized catastrophe such as a ruptured pipe, Critical Control is standing by to respond 24/7.

The most common cause of water damage is when water seeps into a building or residence through a storm, flood, or burst pipes. Sometimes the damage is evident and apparent. In other instances, it’s subtle or under-reported.

It is more complicated than just drying out the interior to fix water damage. Modern professional water damage remediation techniques like Critical Control, can often reduce damage that would normally need a total structural replacement.

Water Damage Restoration Guidelines are in place – So Call a Professional

A lot of times, homeowners or builders try to fix water damage with DIY solutions found on the internet. This isn’t a good idea. Water damage can be managed according to the established guidelines. These guidelines demand the skills and tools of experts. The guidelines are set forth in the IICRC Standard Reference Guide or Professional Water Damage Restoration publication. This guide is necessary to ensure that there is a professional standardisation for scenarios involving water damage structures or homes, as well as the associated risks.

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

These guidelines are important for professionals dealing with water damage. There are situations that warrant the use of an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP). An IEP is an expert who has the training to assess the health of a building and collect samples, conduct lab tests, and then help us determine the kind of water damage.

This is crucial when the building’s residents are in danger or are concerned about contamination.

Water damage through categorizes and classes


Restoration projects for water damage can be classified into two types in accordance with the degree of the infiltration of water is.

The class refers to how polluted the water that entered the structure is. Category 1 means that the water is from a clean source, such as burst water supply, or tub or sink.

Category 2 is water that contains significant amounts of contaminants and has the potential to cause discomfort of illness if contacted or consumed. It could include sources that are not usually considered to be dangers, such as the discharge from washing machines or toilet overflows.

Category 3 water can be classified as highly contaminated. It may contain pathogenic, toxic, or any other dangerous substances. This could be due to leaks from toilet traps, as well as the flooding of streams and rivers. This category of water can have pesticides, heavy metals, regulated materials or toxic chemicals in it.


It is also possible to use the IICRC’s classes to determine just how much water has entered your property. This is basically an outline of how saturated a building or home should be.

Class 1 means the least amount of water and absorption. This is the case when water comes in contact with less than 5% of building substances which absorb water. This is usually the case that the majority of the building items affected by water are low in evaporation, which means that they aren’t able to absorb and hold in water. Examples include concrete, coated or finished wood, plaster or masonry.

Class 2 indicates that there is a significant absorption of water and intrusion. It means that anywhere between 5% and 40% of the total ceiling, floor and wall is made from low-evaporation substances like wood, concrete or masonry.

The porous materials, like carpet, insulation and fiberboard, that make up Class 3 are approximately 40 percent of wall, floor and ceiling materials, including around 40% in class 3. Other materials, such as concrete or plaster that don’t absorb water have not been adversely affected.

The water has been absorbed into substances like concrete as well as wood, plaster, and even wood that are classified as Class 4. This will require more time to dry and special drying methods.

How do you dry a water damaged Home or Building Works


Three ways of removing water from buildings include physical extraction, dehumidification and evaporate. Eliminating liquid water is, at a minimum, 500 times more effective than air movers. The faster the structure can dry, the more efficient. The amount of stuff to be extracted can affect both extraction and dehumidification techniques.

Water damage professionals use different extraction techniques. We have tools for subsurface extraction, wands, self-propelled tools, and vacuum squeegees.

Forced Evaporation

After as much water has been removed, the remaining moisture is then dried by high-speed airmovers.

When an object gets wet or submerged in water, it absorbs a portion of the water or moisture. The object gets wet or damp due to this.

Saturation is the time where it becomes unachievable for the air to contain any moisture. The greater the humidity, the closer the air is getting to saturation.

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

In this way the object does not absorb any more moisture from the air. We call that saturation point the point at which evaporation begins. Once saturation is reached, drying will begin.

In the evaporation phase the highly efficient air movers dry the object from two sides. They produce strong airflow that is controlled by a filtering system.

A fan that moves air can move around 10 to 20 percent more air than a fan, or a standard fan in your home.

The item is dried by airmovers around 10 times faster than in the natural environment where no air mover was employed.

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

Use heat to assist the drying process

Heat is an important component of any water damage restoration job. To dry out the materials damaged by water, we employ a number of different types of heaters.

Electric Heaters: These heaters may be used to dry tasks that require multiple heat sources. This is because they come in a variety of power levels, which allows you to run multiple heaters simultaneously.

You can also turn down the electric heating when the task is done, and not affect other heaters. This means that you can lower one heater, while increasing the wattage of the other to increase efficiency, and decrease your energy costs.

Since they produce virtually zero emissions and consume very little water Electric heaters are well-liked for restoration projects. The only issue is that they take longer to get hot, which requires more time for the drying process generally.

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

Hydronic boilers are different from electric heaters as they don’t make use of forced-air heat to distribute heat. This makes it difficult to distribute heat evenly over large areas with these heaters. They also operate at less temperature, which makes them ideal for drying jobs that require walls and ceilings to be left in place.

They are also commonly employed when there isn’t enough electrical power to run electric heaters. They can produce radiant heat and keep your drying area warm without the requirement of an electrical source.


To dry houses and buildings that have been damaged by flooding, we use low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) Dehumidifiers.

The LGR Home Dehumidifier can remove 170 pints of water from damp structures that have experienced severe water damage within 24 hours.

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

Repairing Hardwood Floor Water Damage

The floors that have been damaged by water need to be removed so that repairs can be made from the subflooring upwards.

Subflooring that is damaged first has to be taken off and fixed. The affected hardwood floors must be sanded or replaced. To ensure uniformity the floors must be sanded down and repaired after these repairs are completed.

Carpets Damaged by Water

If you’ve had the misfortune of experiencing a flood in your home, it can be a stressful and expensive experience. It is possible that you will need to replace your flooring even if you’ve taken the water out of the area as quickly as is possible.

It’s devastating to discover that your home is not in the best condition after spending so much time and money to restore it.

It is vital to identify the extent of damage as soon as you can. The first thing to do is determine if the affected part requires replacement. There is a way to clean the carpet, then use it after drying. This can alleviate any worries about mildew growth or persistent odors.

Salvaging Carpet After a Water Damage Event

If the damage from water has been very severe It is likely that you will have noticeable stains on your carpeting. Sometimes, you will have to replace your flooring in order to eliminate the stain. Another reason that might prompt you to think about replacing your carpeting is the persistent and strong odor. It is necessary to change your carpet and padding in the event of this.

The next step in determining whether or not you’ll need to replace your carpeting is to determine if the floor can be professionally cleaned and dried. If you’ve got a reliable company do the cleaning, then you’ll have a better understanding of just how bad the water damage was. We can determine if your carpet needs to be replaced or salvaged. If your carpet is damaged, certain drying methods could further harm it.

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

  • How much water got onto your carpeting?
  • How long did the water stay on the carpet?
  • Quel was the source of the water?

Do your carpets need to be dried or cleaned professionally?

The carpet’s capacity to remain fresh can be compromised if the padding beneath it is damaged. Although your carpet has been dried in a short time, mildew growth is still possible if the padding underneath is not dried.

A professional carpet cleaning company is the best option to ensure your carpet is dry and clean after the flood. Once the work is done you’ll be able to take a shrewd decision on the state of your carpet. It is also possible to decide whether to replace it.

Drywall Damaged by Water

The degree of damage will determine the kind and technique of repair. Repairing water damage may be as simple as removing a portion of drywall and cleaning the area and replacing it.

On the other side of the coin serious damage could require a complete reconstruction of the wall, which could include the wall studs as well as fiberglass insulation.

There are spores of mold in water damaged drywall that is hard to get rid of. In most instances the drywall needs to be replaced. We utilize moisture testing tools to assess the extent of moisture. This helps us identify damaged areas and limit the cost to only the areas that are damaged.

Water can cause structural damage as well, because it causes the wood to expand or contract. It is easier to break wood if it has been moistened by water. If the water is left to sit for a long period of time, there can be an abundance of rot in the wood which can make it break easily.


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

Water Damage to the Foundation

There are numerous reasons why water damage can cause to the foundation of a house. While not all water issues could cause structural damage, it is important to fix foundational issues as quickly as is possible to prevent further structural damage.

Water damage to the foundation can trigger many different problems in the manner it is handled. It can cause severe structural damage if not addressed quickly.


Roof Water Damage

Roof water damage can also result from natural disasters as well as foundation water damage. Along with causing roof leaks, roof damage can also cause problems with the walls and the foundation of a house or construction.

Roof leaks are expensive and may have significant drawbacks. Leaks in the roof may cause mildew and mold to grow, which can be deadly. Leakage in the roof can also cause damage to the roof truss system.

Leaks in the ceiling can cause your rafters to deteriorate and become soft if you don’t take action immediately. Electrical problems are also common in roof water damage, which can cause the possibility of an electrical fire. All of these are good reasons to have roof water damage repaired swiftly following a flood , or any other unexpected damage.

HVAC Water Damage

Your home could be damaged structurally if your HVAC system is not working properly or the wrong equipment is put in place. If you do not have HVAC you’re exposed to the interior of your business or home to all sorts of issues. The growth of mold can cause serious health issues.

Pipe Water Damage

Damage to pipes typically caused due to a pipe burst within your home. Once you’ve determined there’s an issue, it’s essential to contact a professional to stop the water from damaging the structure.

Pipes that burst can cause a number of damages. If your pipes fail, water may enter your home, creating extensive damage , and may require repairs for water damage – which can result in 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 notice broken pipe water damage.

What’s the cost for restoring water damage?

Water damage restoration cost per square foot

Based on the square feet the repairs and cleanup expenses vary. National Flood Services has the following breakdown of pricing per square foot.

  • Category 1 clean water: $3.75/sq. feet.
  • Category 2 gray water: $4.50/ sq. ft.
  • Category 3 black water $7/sq. Ft.

Can Water Damage be covered By Homeowner’s Insurance?

If the cause of the damage was sudden and unintentional the homeowners insurance policy typically cover the damage. According to the Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance may cover repair or replacement of a broken window, but not when the damage was the result of neglect.

Damage from neglect could be defined as wear and tear on a surface or object due to 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 policy does not cover water damage caused by flooding. The flood insurance policy is mandatory. Mortgage lenders may require flood insurance in specific regions. Flooding can occur due to storms, over-saturated ground, flooding or overflowing bodies of water such as rivers, ponds, lakes oceans, streams when combined with strong winds.