Water damage restoration service – Rheem Valley Manor

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

When a flood, storm or burst pipes cause water to seep into a home or building water damage is more often than not. Sometimes, the damage is obvious and evident. Other times, it’s hidden or not reported.

Remediation of water damage is more complex than just drying out the interior. Modern water damage remediation techniques such as Critical Control, can often mitigate damage that would otherwise need a total structural replacement.

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

A lot of times, property or home owners try to tackle water damage using DIY solutions available on the internet. This is inadvisable. There are guidelines for dealing with water damage , and they require the equipment and expertise of professionals. These guidelines are detailed in the IICRC Standard Reference Guide or Professional Water Damage Restoration publication. This guide is required to ensure professional standardisation of situations involving water damage to houses or buildings, and the risk associated with it.

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

There are many reasons that water damage professionals must adhere to these guidelines. In some situations, an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) is required. An IEP is someone with the knowledge and knowledge to assess the condition of a place, take samples, run lab tests, then offer us suggestions on the kind of water damage that is likely to occur.

This is crucial when the building’s occupants might be high risk, there is a likelihood of adverse health effects, the occupants have a desire to know the suspected contaminants or any other reason for concerned about contamination.

Categories and Classes of Water Damage


Projects for water damage restoration are classified into two categories, depending on how extensive the water infiltration is.

The water that entered the building was classified according to the degree of contamination. Category 1 means that the water is from a clean source, such as a water source that burst, or tub or sink.

Category 2 water contains significant levels of contaminants and can cause illness if it is ingested or contacted. These sources can be water that is not obvious as a threat such as the effluent from washing machines, or the overflows from toilets.

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


We can also use the IICRC’s classes to determine how much water has penetrated your property. The system basically serves as a guideline for how saturated a building or home is.

Class 1 is the smallest amount of water and absorption. This happens the case when water comes in contact with less than 5% of the building substances which absorb water. This is because the majority of materials that are affected by water don’t absorb or hold water. Concrete or plaster, masonry and finished/coated wood are just a few examples.

Class 2 indicates that there is significant infiltration of water as well as intrusion. It’s about 5% to 40% of combined ceiling, floor and wall consist of low evaporation materials like plaster, concrete, wood, or bricks and mortar.

Class 3 is the term used to describe 40% or more of the floor, wall, and ceiling surfaces are porous like fiberboard, insulation, carpet, etc. and also where other materials that do not take in a lot of water, such as concrete or cement have not been negatively affected.

The water has been absorbed into substances like concrete, plaster, and wood, which are classified as Class 4. This requires more drying time and special drying methods.

How Drying a Water Damaged Building or Home Building Works


Three ways of removing water from buildings include physical extraction, dehumidification and the process of evaporation. Eliminating water from liquids is at most 500 times more effective than dehumidifiers and air movers. The faster the structure dries the more effective. The amount of stuff to be extracted can affect the extraction process as well as dehumidification methods.

Water damage professionals use various extraction methods. We employ a range of tools , including self-propelled and subsurface extraction tools.

Forcible Evaporation

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

A submerged object absorbs moisture and water when it’s wet. The substance becomes damp or wet due to this.

The degree of saturation is referred to as the point at which it becomes impossible to contain the moisture. Higher humidity means that the air is getting closer to saturation.

In the evaporation phase the water molecules leap from a liquid state to a gaseous state. This is known as evaporation.

In another way the object no longer absorbs additional moisture from the air. We call that saturation point the point of evaporation. When saturation is reached, drying will begin.

In the process of evaporation the highly efficient air moves dry the object on two sides. They produce strong airflow that is controlled by a filter system.

A fan that moves air can move 10 to 20 times the amount of air than an ordinary household fan.

The object is dried using airmovers about 10 times faster that in natural conditions in which no air mover was employed.

The high-speed airflow dry the surface and sucks up the moisture that has been drawn out by the air movement.

Use heat to assist the drying process.

The element of heat is crucial to the success of any restoration project. To dry out the materials that have been affected by water, we use a number of different types of heaters.

Electric Heaters: These heaters can be used to dry jobs that require multiple heat sources. This is because they are available in several different wattages, allowing you to operate multiple heaters at once.

You can also reduce the electric heating as the work is done, and not affect other heaters. This means you can lower one heater, while increasing the wattage of another one to improve efficiency, and decrease your cost of energy.

Because they emit almost zero emissions and consume very little water Electric heaters are well-liked for restoration projects. They are more difficult to heat up and require longer drying time.

Hydronic Bioler (TES): They are also extremely efficient at quickly heating up and generating minimal emissions. They typically operate with propane or natural gas.

Hydronic boilers differ from electric heating in that they don’t use forced-air to distribute heat, so it can be challenging to evenly heat a large area using these kinds of heaters. They also operate at a lower temperature, making ideal for drying projects that require ceilings and walls to be left unattended.

Hydronic boilers are often employed when there isn’t enough power available to run electric heaters. They can produce radiant heat and can keep your drying area warm without the need for electricity.


We use Low Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifiers (LGR) to help dry out buildings and homes that have experienced water damage.

The LGR Home Dehumidifier is capable of extracting 170 pints of water from a damp 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 it, the dehumidifier for your home will also remove as much as 99% of airborne mold spores in the air, by removing condensation.

Fixing Wood Floor Water Damage

The floors that have been damaged by water need to be ripped up so repairs can take place starting from the subflooring up.

The damaged subflooring first needs to be taken off and fixed. Next, the hardwood boards affected need to be sanded or replaced. To ensure uniformity flooring, all floors should be sanded down and restored after the repairs have been made.

Water Damage To Carpeting

Floods can cause severe damage to your home and can make repairs difficult and expensive. Even if the water has been taken away from the affected area right away, there’s still a chance that you’ll need to replace the flooring in the future.

It’s a huge shock to discover that your home isn’t in top condition after you have spent many hours and dollars to fix it.

It is vital to identify the severity of the damage as quickly as is possible. One of the initial issues that must be resolved is whether or not the damaged area needs to be replaced. It is possible to clean the carpet, then use it once dry. This can eliminate worries about the growth of mildew or lingering odors.

Salvaging Carpet After a Water Damage Event

You may notice stains on your carpeting if the water damage was very serious. Sometimes, you will have to replace your flooring to eliminate the stains. A persistent, strong odor may also be the reason to replace your carpeting. If this is the case then you may require replacement of both your carpet and padding.

The next step to determine whether or not it is necessary to replace your carpeting is to assess if the floor is able to be cleaned and dried professionally. A professional company will aid you in determining the severity of the damage was. Our firm will examine the carpet and decide whether it’s worth replacing or re-usable. Keep in mind that some of the techniques employed for drying may cause further damage to the carpet even if it’s already in bad condition.

A variety of factors can determine the need for padding or carpet is a good idea to replace it.

Are your carpets professionally dried, cleaned, and disinfected?

If the padding beneath your carpet is damaged, it could affect the time that your carpet can last. Although your carpet may have dried in a short time, mildew growth can still occur if the padding underneath isn’t dried.

Professional carpet cleaning service is the best way to ensure that your carpet is clean and dry after the flood. After the company completes their job, you’ll be in a position to make an informed decision regarding the condition of your carpet and determine whether or not to change it.

Water Damaged Drywall

The process for repairing drywall varies depending on the severity of the damage. Water damage repair can be simple as taking out a section 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 walls studs and fiberglass insulation.

There are spores of mold in damaged drywall, which is difficult to eliminate. In most cases the drywall will need to be replaced. We employ moisture testing tools that allow us to determine how large and where the moisture has become. This helps us identify damaged areas and limit the cost to those areas that are only damaged.

The water can also cause structural damage, as it causes the wood to expand and contract. It is much easier to break wood when it has been moistened by water. If the water sits for a long period of time, there can be an extensive amount of rot within the wood that can cause it to break easily.


This issue can be prevented by owners of buildings and homeowners immediately taking action to repair water-related structural issues that affect their property after a flood or other water-related damage.

Water Damage to the Foundation

There are numerous reasons why water damage could affect a foundation of a house. While not all water issues can lead to structural damage, it’s important to address foundation problems as quickly as you can in order to avoid any further structural damage.

Foundation water damage can result in a myriad of issues based on the way it’s dealt with. It can cause severe structural damage if the issue isn’t addressed promptly.


Roof Water Damage

Water damage to roofs can be caused by natural catastrophes as well as foundation water damage. As well as causing roof leaks, roof damage can also cause problems with the walls and the foundation of a house or building.

Leaking roofs can be extremely expensive and could have major negatives. The roof’s leaks could result in the growth of mold, which can prove fatal. A leaking roof may also cause damage to the roof truss system that can lead to structural damage to the roof.

Leaks in your ceiling could cause your rafters to decay and soften if you do not take action immediately. Damage to your roof can be caused by electrical faults that can cause the possibility of an electric fire. All of these are good reasons to get roof water damage dealt with quickly after a flood or any other unexpected damage.

HVAC Water Damage

Your home can suffer structural damage if your HVAC system fails or faulty equipment is put in place. If you do not have HVAC you’re exposing the inside of your house or business to all sorts of issues. Mold growth can lead to serious health problems.

Pipe Water Damage

If you have pipe damage due to water, it is most likely coming from a ruptured pipe inside your home. Once you have determined that there is a leak, it’s important for you to contact a professional to stop the flow of water and ensure that it doesn’t cause structural damage.

Pipes that burst can cause a amount of damage. When your pipes break, water may enter your home, causing severe damage , and may require repair of water damage. This is an event that could cause structural damage.

When you see water damage to your pipe that is not repaired, shut off the supply of water.

How much does it cost to fix the damage caused by water?

Water damage restoration cost per square foot

Water damage cleanup and repair costs can vary based on the square footage you own. The following pricing breakdown is available from National Flood Services for each square foot

Does water damage get covered by homeowner’s insurance?

The homeowner’s insurance policies are generally appropriate if the damage is unexpected and unintentional. According to the Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance can cover repairs or replacement for a damaged window, however, not if the damage was the result of negligence.

Neglect can be described as damage to an object or surface that is the result of exposure, inadequate maintenance, or general deterioration. According to the US-based Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance doesn’t cover damage caused by negligence.

If the damage to your property is the result of a flood, the event will not be covered under the homeowners insurance. Flood insurance is mandatory. Mortgage lenders might need flood insurance in some areas. Flooding may occur as a result of flooding, over-saturated ground, flooding or overflowing bodies of water such as rivers, ponds, lakes rivers, oceans, and streams together with high winds.