Water damage remediation – Marina Bay

Building owners in Marina Bay get hit with water 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.

If a storm, flood, or burst pipe causes water to enter a house or building water damage can occur more often than not. Sometimes, the damage is obvious and obvious, but sometimes it is minor or hidden.

The process of repairing water damage is more complex than just drying out the interior. With the most modern methods for water damage restoration typically restorers such as Critical Control can mitigate damage that previously would have required a complete structural replacement, in other words, demolish and rebuild.

Water Damage Restoration Guidelines are Available – Call an Professional

Many times, homeowners or builders try to fix water damage using DIY solutions that can be located on the internet. This is a mistake. Water damage can be controlled by following the established guidelines. These guidelines demand the expertise and equipment of experts. These guidelines are included in the IICRC Standard Reference Guide, or Professional Water Damage Restoration book. This guide exists because of the necessity of professional standardisation of situations that involve water damage to buildings and homes as well as the risk they create.

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

There are many reasons why water damage experts must follow these guidelines. There are certain situations that require our bringing in the services of an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP). An IEP is professional with the knowledge and experience to evaluate the condition of a place and collect samples, conduct lab tests, and then help us determine the kind of water damage.

This is especially important when the building’s occupants might be high risk, there is a possibility of negative health effects, the occupants have a desire to know the suspected contaminants or have another reason that there might be concerns about contamination.

Categories and Classes of Water Damage


Restoration of water damage projects are classified by category and class based on the degree of invasion of water.

The class has to do with how dirty the water that entered the structure is. Category 1 is water that is clean like an unclean sink or tub, or a water source that bursts.

Category 2 is water that has significant levels of contaminants, and could be able to cause discomfort of illness when inhaled or consumed. It could include sources that are not usually considered to be an issue, like the discharge from washing machines or toilet overflows.

The water in the category 3 is classified as extremely polluted. It may contain toxic, pathogenic, or other harmful substances. It can be caused by leaks from toilet traps, as well as the flooding of streams and rivers. The water in this category could contain heavy metals, pesticides that are regulated, toxic materials, or substances in it.


You can also utilize the IICRC’s classes to determine how much water has gotten into your property. This is basically setting guidelines for the level of saturation of the home or building.

Class 1 is the smallest amount of absorption and water. This is the case when water comes in contact with less than 5% building materials which absorb water. This is due to the fact that most of the materials that are affected by water won’t retain or absorb water. Concrete and masonry, as well as plaster and wood that has been finished/coated are some of the examples.

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

Class 3 means that about 40% or more of the floor, wall, and ceiling materials are porous like carpet, insulation, fiberboard and so on. and also where other materials that don’t absorb water like concrete or cement have not been adversely affected.

Class 4 means that water has become deeply stuck in materials that do not readily absorb water, such as concrete, wood, and bricks and mortar. This requires more drying time and special drying techniques.

How to Dry a Water damaged Building or House


Three ways to remove water from buildings include physical extraction, dehumidification, and the process of evaporation. Eliminating liquid water is at most 500 times more efficient than using dehumidifiers or air movers. The quicker the structure can dry the more effective. The quantity of materials to be extracted can affect both extraction and dehumidification techniques.

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

Forced Evaporation

The remainder of the moisture gets dried using high-speed air movers once as much water as has been taken away.

If an object is wet or submerged in water, it absorbs some water or moisture. The substance becomes damp or wet because of this.

The level of saturation is referred to as the point where it becomes impossible to contain any additional moisture. More humid means that the air is more close to saturation.

The evaporation stage is the time the moment when water molecules shift from a liquid state to a gaseous form. This is referred to as evaporation.

In another way it is no longer absorbs additional water from the atmosphere. We call that saturation point the point at which evaporation begins. Once saturation is reached, drying will begin.

In the process of evaporation the highly efficient air movers dry the object from two sides. They create a strong airflow over the surface of the object that is controlled through a filter system that covers the entire area of the object.

An air mover moves around 10 to 20 times the amount of air than a fan , or an ordinary fan.

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

A high-velocity airflow is able to dry the surface and absorbs the moisture pulled out by the air movement.

Using Heat To Assist The Drying Process

A key component in any water damage restoration is heat. To dry out materials damaged by water, we employ various types of heaters.

Electric Heaters These heaters are perfect to dry jobs that require the use of multiple heat sources. It is possible to run several heaters simultaneously because of their many wattages.

Electric heat can also be adjustable, allowing it to be turned down or off during the process, without affecting your other heaters. To increase efficiency and reduce your energy bills it is possible to adjust the wattage of a heater while increasing it’s wattage.

Electric heaters are common in restoration projects because they produce essentially zero emissions and consume very little water. The only downside is that they take longer time to get hot, which requires more time for the drying process overall.

Hydronic Bioler (TES) These boilers are extremely efficient at quickly heating up yet releasing minimal emissions. They typically operate with propane or natural gas.

Hydronic boilers are different from electric heat in that they do not make use of forced air to distribute heat. Therefore, it may be difficult to evenly heat a large space with these kinds of heaters. They also run at a lower temperature, making them ideal for drying jobs that require walls and ceilings to be left in place.

Hydronic boilers are also often used in situations where there is no electrical power to run electric heaters. Because they’re so effective in producing radiant heat, they are able to easily keep your drying space warm even when there is no electrical power source.


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

The LGR Home Dehumidifier can remove 170 pints of water from a damp structure that has been severely affected by water damage each all day, every hour of the day.

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

Repairing Hardwood Floor Water Damage

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

The damaged subflooring first needs to be removed and repaired. After that, the hardwood flooring damaged must be sanded or replaced. After these repairs are completed and the floor is finished, it should be sanded and then refinished to ensure a uniform appearance.

Carpets Damaged by Water

Floods can cause severe destruction to your home and cause it to be expensive and time-consuming. Even if the water is taken away from the affected area immediately, there is an opportunity that you’ll have to replace your flooring eventually.

It’s a huge shock to discover that your home isn’t in the best condition after spending lots of time and money to fix it.

This is why it is important to assess the extent of the damages as soon as you can. One of the initial issues that needs to be addressed is whether the damaged area needs to be replaced. There’s a chance that the carpet will be cleaned and used once it is dry and the cleaning process can help to eliminate concerns regarding the growth of mildew and persistent odors.

Salvaging Carpet After a Water Damage Event

There may be stains on your carpet if the water damage was very serious. In some instances the only option to remove these stains is to change the flooring. Another factor that could cause you to consider replacing your carpeting is the persistent and strong smell. If it is, then you will likely need to replace both your carpet and padding.

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 can evaluate whether or not the carpet should be replaced or can be saved. Be aware that some methods employed for drying may harm the carpet further even if it’s already in bad condition.

Several factors will influence whether the carpet or padding is a good idea to replace it.

Do your carpets need to be dried, cleaned and disinfected professionally?

If the padding under your carpet is damaged, it could affect the length of time your carpet will remain clean. Although your carpet has been dried in a short time, mildew growth is still possible in the padding beneath if it isn’t dried.

The most secure way to make sure that your carpeting is properly restored and disinfected after flooding is to employ an expert carpet cleaning service. After the company completes their job, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision regarding the condition of your carpet and determine whether or not you need to change it.

Drywall that has been damaged by water

The process for repairing drywall varies based on the extent of the damage. Water damage repair can be as simple as removing an area of drywall, cleaning it, and after that, replacing it.

On the other hand of the coin, severe damages could necessitate a total reconstruction of the wall, which could include the wall studs as well as fiberglass insulation.

The drywall that is damaged by water usually harbors mold spores that cannot be easily removed. Therefore, in the majority of cases the drywall needs to be replaced. We use moisture testing tools to measure the amount of moisture. This allows us to identify damaged areas and limit costs to those areas that are only damaged.

The water can also cause structural damage because it causes the wood material to expand and expand and contract. It is much easier to break wood if it has been moistened by water. The wood may get brittle if left to dry in water for too long.


This issue can be prevented by owners of buildings and homeowners taking immediate action to fix the structural damage caused by moisture-related issues that affect their property after an event like a flood or damages caused by water.

Water Damage to the Foundation

Damage to a home’s foundation can happen due to a number of reasons. While not every water issue could cause structural damage, it’s crucial to address foundation problems as quickly as you can to avoid further structural damage.

The water damage from foundations can cause a variety of problems depending on how it’s treated. If the damage is not addressed promptly, it could result in structural damage that is severe.


Roof Water Damage

Similar to foundation water damage roof water damage is also fairly common after natural catastrophes. As well as the possibility of roof leaks, roof damage can also result in problems with the walls and foundations of a building.

Roof leaks can be very costly and can have significant disadvantages. A leak on the roof can cause mold and mildew to grow, which can be deadly. The leaks in the roof could cause damage to the roof truss system.

Leaks in the ceiling can cause your rafters to decay and become soft if you don’t deal with them right away. Electrical faults are also prevalent in the case of roof water damage which could cause the possibility of an electrical fire. These are all good reasons to get roof water damage taken care of promptly following a flood or other sudden damage.

HVAC Water Damage

If your HVAC system begins to fail or brand new equipment is found to be faulty, this can definitely result in the structure of your home. If you do not have HVAC you’re opening the interior of your home or business to all sorts of issues. It can lead to serious health issues.

Pipe water damage

If you have pipe damage due to water, it is most likely coming from a burst pipe in your home. When you’ve identified leak, it’s important to call an expert to stop the water from causing structural damage.

Burst pipes can cause a amount of damage. The water can get into your home through damaged pipes, causing severe damage. It could cause structural damage.

If you spot broken pipe water damage stop the supply of water.

What is the price of restoring water damage?

Water damage restoration cost per square foot

Water damage cleanup and repair cost will differ based on how much square footage you have. National Flood Services has the following breakdown of pricing for each square foot:

Are water damage covered By Homeowner’s Insurance?

If the cause of the damage was accidental and sudden the homeowners insurance policy typically cover the damage. According to the Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance may cover repair or replacement for a damaged window, however, not if the damage is a result of negligence.

Damage caused by neglect can be defined as wear and tear to a surface or object due to exposure, lack of regular maintenance or general wear and tear. According to the US-based Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance will not cover damages caused by negligence.

If the damage to your property is the result of an event that is a flood, it would not be covered by homeowner’s insurance. A flood policy is mandatory. In some regions the flood policies are demanded by mortgage companies. Flooding can occur as a result of storms, over-saturated ground, overflowing or surging bodies of water like lakes, rivers, ponds oceans, streams in combination with high winds.