Flood damage restoration service – Rohnert Park

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

If a storm, flood, or burst pipe causes water to seep into a home or building water damage is more often than not. Sometimes the damage is overt and obvious, sometimes it’s hidden or minor.

It’s more difficult than just drying the interior to fix water damage. With modern professional techniques for water damage remediation typically restorers such as Critical Control can mitigate damage that would in the past would have required complete reconstruction of the structure, or in other words, demolish and rebuild.

Water Damage Restoration Guidelines Exist so call an Professional

Many times, building or home owners attempt to deal with water damage with DIY solutions available on the internet. This is inadvisable. There are guidelines for dealing with water damage , and they depend on the skills and tools of professionals. These guidelines are detailed in what is known as IICRC Standard Reference Guide or Professional Water Damage Restoration publication. This guide is created because of the necessity for professional standardisation in situations involving water destruction to buildings and homes and the dangers they can create.

Critical Control, a restoration company, can use the IICRC guidelines to determine the extent and type of each project’s damage.

These guidelines are crucial for water damage professionals. In some situations, an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) is required. An IEP is a person with the knowledge and training to evaluate an area for contamination collect samples, perform lab tests and provide us with advice regarding the type of water damage.

This is crucial when the building’s residents are at high risk or are concerned regarding contamination.

Categories and classes of Water Damage


Restoration of water damage projects are classified into categories and class depending mostly on the severity of the flooding of water.

The water entering the structure was classified according to its contamination. Category 1 implies that the water comes from a clean source such as a water source that burst, or tub or sink.

Category 2 water is characterized by high levels of contaminants and can cause illness when it is consumed or in contact with. These sources can be waters that are not readily apparent as a risk, such as the discharge from washing machines, or the spills from toilets.

Category 3 water is grossly affected, which means that it may contain pathogenic, toxic or any other harmful agent in it. It can be caused by sewage backflows, leaks from toilet traps, as well as water flooding from rivers and streams. The water could be contaminated by pesticides, heavy metals or toxic substances.


We can also use the IICRC’s classes to determine just how much water has entered your property. This is basically setting guidelines for the saturation of the home or building.

Class 1 is the smallest amount of water and absorption. This is where the water comes into contact around 5percent or less of building materials that absorb water. This is the situation that the majority of the building substances affected by water have low evaporation. This means they aren’t able to absorb and hold in water. Concrete and masonry, as well as plaster and wood that has been finished/coated are several examples.

Class 2 refers to absorption of water and intrusion. It is approximately 5 up to 40% of the combined ceiling, floor and wall comprised of low-evaporation materials like plaster, wood, concrete or masonry.

Class 3 refers to the fact that around 40% or more of the wall, floor and ceiling surfaces are porous materials like carpet, insulation, fiberboard and so on. and where other materials that don’t absorb water like plaster or concrete have not been adversely affected.

Class 4 means that water has been deeply stuck in materials that do not easily absorb water as concrete, wood, and bricks and mortar. This requires more drying time and special drying methods.

How do you dry a water damaged building or house


Physical extraction, dehumidification, and evaporation are three ways to get rid of water from a structure. The removal of liquid water is at minimum 500 times more efficient than merely having to put up with dehumidifiers or air movers. The quicker the structure can dry the more effective. The amount of stuff to be extracted can affect both dehumidification and extraction techniques.

Professionals dealing with water damage utilize a variety of extraction techniques. Some of our tools include wands, subsurface extraction tools as well as self-propelled tools and vacuum squeezers.

Forcible Evaporation

After the water is removed, any moisture remaining is dried using high-velocity airmovers.

When an object gets wet or submerged in water it absorbs some water or moisture. In the process, the object becomes damp or wet.

Saturation is the time at which it becomes impractical for the air to contain any moisture. More humid means that the air is more close to saturation.

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

This signifies that the object no longer absorbs water from the air. This is called the saturation point. As soon as saturation is attained, the drying process begins.

In the evaporation stage, highly-efficient air mover dry the object from two sides. They generate strong airflow that is controlled by a filter system.

A fan that moves air can move 10-20 times more air than a fan or an ordinary fan.

The item is dried using airmovers about 10 times faster that in natural conditions where there was no air movement.

The high-speed airflow dry the surface and absorbs the water that was taken out by the air movers.

Utilize heat to aid in the drying process

The most important element of any restoration project is heat. We make use of a variety heaters to dry out materials that have been damaged by water.

Electric Heaters: Electric heaters are great to dry jobs which require the use of multiple heat sources. They can be found in various wattages, allowing you to operate multiple heaters at once.

It is also possible to turn off the electric heating when the task is done, without affecting other heaters. This means you can turn one heater down while increasing the power of another one to improve efficiency and lower expenses for energy.

Because they emit almost zero emissions and consume very little water, electric heaters are very popular for restoration projects. They require longer to warm up and need more time to dry.

Hydronic Bioler (TES) Hydronic Bioler (TES) These boilers heat up quickly and emit very little carbon dioxide. They can run on propane or natural gas.

Hydronic boilers are different from electric heat since they don’t utilize forced air heat to spread heat. This can make it difficult to distribute heat evenly over large areas by using these heaters. They can also be utilized to dry jobs that do not require ceilings or walls to be able to stand in their place.

If electric heaters are not used, hydronic boilers can typically be utilized. Because they are so efficient at producing radiant heat, they are able to keep your drying area warm even when there is no electric power source.


We use 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 moisture from damp structures that have experienced severe water damage within 24 hours.

The home dehumidifier can extract water from the air in the same manner as an LGR Refrigerant Dehumidifier. It can also get rid of the 99 percent or more of the airborne mold spores by eliminating condensation.

Fixing Wood Floor Water Damage

Hardwood floors damaged by water have to be ripped up so repairs can occur beginning with the subflooring and moving upwards.

Subflooring that is damaged first has to be removed and repaired. Then the affected hardwood boards need to be sanded down or replaced. Once these repairs are complete, the entire floor should be sanded, refinished and polished to ensure a uniform appearance.

Carpets Damaged by Water

Floods can cause severe damages to your house and cause it to be difficult and expensive. You may need to replace your flooring even if you’ve taken the water out of the area as quickly as is possible.

After spending time and money restoring your home to its original state, it could be a shock to discover that the finished results leave some things to be desired.

This is why it is crucial to determine the extent of the damages as soon as you can. One of the first issues to address is whether or not the affected region should be replaced. It is possible to wash the carpet and then use it again after drying. This will eliminate any worries about the growth of mildew or lingering odors.

Salvaging Carpet After a Water Damage Event

There may be stains on your carpet if the damage from water was extensive. In some cases, you may need to replace your flooring in order to get rid of the stain. A strong, lingering odor could also be a reason to change your carpet. If it is it is likely that you’ll need to replace both your padding and carpet.

Then, consider if your flooring can be dried professionally before deciding whether you want to repair it or replace it. If you’ve got an established company that can handle the cleaning, then you will have a better understanding of just how bad the water damage was. We can assess whether your carpet needs to be replaced or can be salvaged. Keep in mind that certain methods used for drying can also harm the carpet further even if it’s already in poor condition.

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

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

If the padding beneath your carpet is damaged, it can impact the time that your carpet can last. Even though your carpet may be dry, the possibility of mildew development is there if the padding underneath isn’t dried too.

The most secure way to make sure that your carpet is restored and disinfected after an event of flooding is to engage an expert carpet cleaning service. When the firm has finished their work, you will be able to make a more informed decision about the condition of your carpet and decide whether or not you need to change it.

Drywall that has been damaged by water

The drywall repair procedure varies depending on the severity of damage. Water damage repair can be as easy as removing the drywall section, cleaning it, and then replacing it.

The flip side of the coin is that major damage could require whole-wall replacement including the wall studs and fiberglass insulation.

The spores of mold can be seen in damaged drywall, which is difficult to remove. In most cases the drywall needs to be replaced. We employ moisture testing tools which allow us to identify where and how extensive the humidity has gotten. This helps us identify areas that are damaged and limit costs to only the areas that are damaged.

Water can also cause structural damage, because it causes the wood to expand or shrink. It is much more difficult to break wood if it is moistened by water. The wood will get brittle if allowed to dry in water for too long.


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

Water Damage to the Foundation

There are numerous reasons why water damage could affect the foundation of a home. Although not all water issues result in structural damage, it’s critical to repair foundational problems as quickly as possible to avoid potential structural damage.

Foundation water damage can cause various issues in the manner it is dealt with. If the damage is not addressed quickly, it could result in serious structural damages.


Roof Water Damage

As with foundation water damage roof water damage is very common after natural catastrophes. Roof damage can lead to roof leaks, and can also cause damage to the foundations of a house or house.

Roof leaks are expensive and have serious disadvantages. A leak on the roof can result in mold and mildew to grow, which can be fatal. A leaking roof may also cause damage to the roof truss system and cause structural damage to the roof.

Leaks in your ceiling could cause your rafters’ to degrade and soften if you don’t take action immediately. Water damage to the roof could be caused by electrical faults that can cause the possibility of an electric fire. All of these are good reasons to have your roof water damage dealt with promptly following a flood or other type of unexpected damage.

HVAC Water Damage

If your HVAC system begins to fail or brand-new equipment is found to be defective, it could cause the structure of your home. Your business and home at risk in the absence of HVAC. The growth of mold can cause serious health issues.

Damage to pipes caused by water

Damage to pipes typically caused by a ruptured pipe in your home. When you’ve discovered that there is a leak, it’s important to get professional help to stop the flow of water and ensure it doesn’t cause structural damage.

A burst pipe can cause severe damage. The water can get into your home through damaged pipes, which can cause severe damage. This can lead to structural damage.

Turn off the water supply and then call a skilled IICRC-certified expert at a water restoration firm such as Critical Control as soon as you notice broken pipes or water damage.

What is the cost of the restoration of water damages?

Water damage restoration cost per square foot

Water damage cleanup and repair cost will differ based on the square footage you have. The following pricing breakdown can be obtained from National Flood Services for each square foot

Can Water Damage be covered By the Homeowner’s Insurance?

The homeowner’s insurance policies are generally appropriate if the damage is sudden and accidental. The Insurance Information Institute states that homeowners insurance may be used to pay for repairs or replacement of damaged windows however, it does not cover damage caused by negligence.

Damage from neglect may be defined as wear and tear of an object or surface because of exposure, insufficient preventative upkeep or general deterioration. According to the US-based Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance will not cover damages from neglect.

A homeowner’s policy does not cover water damage due to flooding. A flood policy is required. In some areas, flood policies are required by mortgage companies. Flooding can happen due to storms, ground that is saturated to the point of and surging or overflowing bodies water such as rivers, ponds, lakes oceans, streams together with high winds.