Flooding damage repair – Montezuma

Property owners in Montezuma suffer flood damage on a regular basis. Whether you’ve experienced a natural disaster or a localized catastrophe such as a ruptured pipe, Critical Control is standing by to respond 24/7.

If 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 evident and evident. Sometimes, the damage is subtle or under-reported.

It is more complicated than simply drying the interior to fix water damage. Modern techniques for water damage repair such as Critical Control, can often mitigate damage that would otherwise require a complete structural replacement.

Water Damage Restoration Guidelines are Available – Call an Professional

A lot of times, property or home owners attempt to address water damage using DIY solutions available on the internet. This is a bad idea. There are guidelines to deal water damage that depend on the equipment and expertise of professionals. The guidelines can be found in the IICRC Standard Reference Guide, or Professional Water Damage Restoration book. This guide exists because of the necessity for professional standardisation of situations that involve water destruction to buildings and homes and the dangers they can present.

The IICRC guidelines assist restoration experts like Critical Control to evaluate the kind and severity of the damage to each project.

These guidelines are essential for professionals who deal with water damage. In some situations it is necessary to employ an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) is required. An IEP is professional with the experience and knowledge to examine the condition of a place, collect samples, get lab tests, and then advise us on the category of water damage.

This is especially important in cases where the building’s inhabitants are at risk or have concerns about contamination.

Water damages caused according to types and classes


Projects for water damage restoration can be classified into two types, depending on how extensive the infiltration of water is.

The water that entered the building was classified according to its level of contamination. Category 1 water comes from a clean source, such as the sink or tub, or a burst water supply.

Category 2 is water that has significant levels of contaminants and is likely to cause discomfort or illness when inhaled or consumed. The sources could be waters that are not readily apparent as a risk like the discharge from washing machines or overflows from toilets.

The water in Category 3 is highly affected, which means that it may contain toxic, pathogenic or other harmful substances in it. This can be caused by leaks from toilet traps, as well as floods of water from streams and rivers. This water can contain pesticides, heavy metallics or other toxic substances.


The IICRC has also created classes to follow when determining the level of water intrusion into your property. This system basically sets guidelines for the saturation of the home or building.

Class 1 refers to the lowest amount of absorption and water. This is where the water comes in contact with about 5percent or less of construction materials which absorb water. This is because most materials that are affected by water won’t retain or absorb water. Concrete or plaster, masonry and finished/coated wood are just several examples.

Class 2 signifies that there is a significant absorption of water and intrusion. It means that anywhere between 5 and 40% of the ceiling, floor and wall is constructed of materials with low-evaporation, such as wood, concrete, plaster or the masonry.

Class 3 refers to the fact that around 40 percent or more of wall, floor and ceiling materials are porous materials such as fiberboard, insulation, carpet, etc. and where other materials that do not take in a lot of water, such as concrete or plaster haven’t been negatively affected.

Class 4 refers to the fact that water has been deeply trapped in the materials that can not easily absorb water like plaster, wood, concrete and bricks and mortar. 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 considered three ways to get rid of water from a structure. Removal of liquid water is at about 500 times more efficient than simply putting up with dehumidifiers and air mover. The quicker the structure can dry, the better. The extraction method and the dehumidification process will be affected by the amount of much material is being removed.

Professionals dealing with water damage employ a variety of extraction techniques. We make use of a variety of tools including subsurface extraction tools and self-propelled tools.

Forced Evaporation

The remaining moisture is dried using high-speed air movers once the maximum amount of water is taken away.

If an object is wet or submerged in water, it absorbs some water or moisture. The object becomes damp or wet due to this.

Saturation is defined as the point at which it becomes impossible for the air to contain any moisture. The greater the humidity, the closer the air is to saturation.

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

In this way it is no longer absorbs additional water from the atmosphere. This is called the saturation point. When saturation has been reached the drying process commences.

In the evaporation phase high-efficiency air mover dry the object from two sides. They produce strong airflow that is directed by a filter system.

Air mover is able to move between 10 and 20% more air than a fan, or even a regular fan in your home.

Airmovers dry the object around 10 times faster than in the natural environment, in which no air mover is used.

Airflows that are high-velocity removes the moisture from the surface and absorbs the moisture pulled out by the airflow.

Use heat to assist the drying process.

Heat is an important component of any restoration project. To dry out materials that have been affected by water, we make use of a number of different types of heaters.

Electric Heaters: Electric heaters are great for drying tasks that require several different heat sources. They are available in several different power levels, which allows you to operate multiple heaters at once.

It is also possible to turn off or turn off the electric heater as the work is done, without affecting other heaters. To increase efficiency and reduce your expenses for energy it is possible to adjust the wattage of one heater while increasing it’s capacity.

Because they emit virtually no carbon dioxide and require little water, electric heaters are very well-liked for restoration projects. They are more difficult to heat up and take more time to dry.

Hydronic Bioler (TES): They are also extremely efficient in heating up quickly yet releasing minimal emissions. They typically operate using propane or natural gas.

Hydronic boilers differ from electric heat because they don’t use forced-air heat to distribute heat. This makes it difficult to heat large areas evenly with these heaters. They can also be utilized for dry work that does not require ceilings or walls to remain in place.

They are also commonly used when there is no power available to power electric heaters. They can generate radiant heat and keep your drying area warm without the requirement of electricity.


We employ low Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifiers (LGR) to keep buildings dry as well as houses that have suffered water damage.

The LGR Home Dehumidifier can extract 170 pints water from damp structures that have suffered massive water damage in just 24 hours.

Apart from removing water from the air, like an LGR Refrigerant Dehumidifier does this, the home dehumidifier can also remove up to 99% of mold spores that are airborne in the air, by removing condensation.

Fixing Hardwood Floor Water Damage

The floors that have been damaged by water need to be cut up to ensure repairs can take place from the subflooring upwards.

First, damaged subflooring needs to be removed and replaced. Next, the hardwood boards affected need to be replaced or sanded. Once these repairs are complete and the floor is finished, it should be sanded, refinished and polished to ensure uniformity.

Water Damage to Carpeting

If you’ve had the misfortune of experiencing flooding in your house, it can be a stressful and costly experience. Even if water is taken away from the affected area right away, there’s the possibility that you’ll have to replace the flooring in the future.

It’s devastating to find out that your home isn’t in top condition after spending so much time and money to restore it.

Because of this, it is crucial to determine the extent of damage as quickly as is possible. One of the first issues that must be resolved is whether or not the damaged area needs to be replaced. There’s a chance that the carpet can be maintained and cleaned after drying and the cleaning process will eliminate some of concerns regarding 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 serious. In certain instances the only option to remove these stains is to change the flooring. Another aspect that may prompt you to consider replacing your carpet is a strong and lingering smell. You will need to replace your carpet padding and padding when this happens.

The next step to determine whether or not it is necessary to replace your carpet is to find out whether your floor can be cleaned and dried professionally. If you can have a reliable company do the cleaning, then you’ll have a better idea of just how bad the water damage was. We will be able to assess whether the carpet should be replaced or can be saved. Be aware that certain methods used for drying can also cause further damage to the carpet if it is already in bad condition.

The main factors which will decide whether or whether the padding and carpet need to be replaced are:

  • How much water dripped onto your carpeting?
  • What was the duration of water on the carpet?
  • What was the source of the water?

Can your carpets be dried or cleaned professionally?

The carpet’s ability to stay clean is affected when the padding beneath it is damaged. Although your carpet has been dried quickly, mildew growth may still be present if the padding underneath is not dried.

The best way to be sure that your carpeting is properly restored and disinfected after flooding is to employ an expert carpet cleaning service. After the company completes their task, you’ll be in a position to make an informed decision about the condition of your carpet and determine whether or not you need to replace it.

Drywall damaged by water

The severity of the damage determines the type and method of drywall repair. Repairing water damage is as easy as removing a section of drywall cleaning it, after that, replacing it.

The flip side of the coin is that major damage could require a complete replacement of the wall, which includes the wall studs and fiberglass insulation.

Mold spores can be found in drywall damaged by water that is difficult to eliminate. In the majority of cases the drywall will need to be replaced. We use moisture testing tools to assess the extent of the moisture. This helps us identify damaged areas and keep costs restricted to the areas that are damaged in a way that is necessary.

Water can also cause structural damage, because it causes the wood to expand or contract. It is much more difficult to break wood when it has been moistened with water. The wood will get brittle if left to dry in water for too long.


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

Water Damage in the Foundation

There are numerous reasons why water damage could affect the foundation of a house. While not all water issues could cause structural damage, it’s important to address foundation issues as quickly as is possible to avoid future structural damage.

The damage caused by water in the foundation could cause various issues dependent on the way it is dealt with. It could cause serious structural damage if it isn’t addressed promptly.


Roof Water Damage

Like foundation water damage, roof water damage is also quite common following natural disasters. In addition to the possibility of roof leaks, roof damage can also cause problems with the walls or the foundation of a house or building.

Roof leaks can be costly and can have serious drawbacks. Leaks in the roof can cause mildew and mold to develop, which could be deadly. Leakage in the roof can also result in damage to the roof truss system.

If you don’t fix leaks in your ceiling immediately they could cause your rafters decay and soften. Damage to your roof can be caused by electrical faults which could lead to an electric fire. All of these are excellent reasons to have your roof water damage repaired swiftly after a flood or any other sudden damage.

HVAC Water Damage

If your HVAC system starts to fail or brand-new equipment is found to be inoperable, it can result in structural damage to your house. You are putting your home and business at risk in the absence of HVAC. The growth of mold can cause severe health issues.

Pipe water damage

Water damage to pipes is typically caused due to a pipe burst within your home. When you’ve discovered that there’s been an issue, it is important to get professional help to stop the leak and make sure it doesn’t cause structural damage.

Pipes that burst can cause a number of damages. When pipes are damaged, water may enter your home, causing severe damage and requiring repair of water damage. This is which can bring with it structural damages.

When you see damaged water pipes close off the water supply.

How much does it cost to repair water damage?

Water damage restoration cost per square foot

Water damage cleanup and repair costs will vary depending on how many square feet you own. National Flood Services has the following pricing breakdown for each square foot:

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

Are water damage covered By Homeowner’s Insurance?

Insurance policies for homeowners are typically applicable if the source of the damage is sudden and not intentional. According to the Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance may cover repair or replacement for a damaged window, however, not if the damage was the result of neglect.

Neglect can be described as damage to a surface or an object that results from exposure, inadequate maintenance, or general deterioration. According to the American-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 will not be covered under a homeowners policy. The flood insurance policy is mandatory. Mortgage lenders may require flood insurance in some regions. Flooding can occur because of storms, over-saturated ground, flooding or overflowing bodies of water, such as lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, oceans in combination with high winds.