Flood damage restoration service – Tolenas

Property owners in Tolenas experience burst pipe 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 pipe causes water to get into a home or structure water damage is most of the time. Sometimes, the damage is obvious and evident. Sometimes, the damage is more subtle or unreported.

Water damage remediation is much more complex than simply drying the interior. Modern methods for water damage restoration typically restorers such as Critical Control can mitigate damage that would in the past would have required a complete reconstruction of the structure, or in other words, demolish and rebuild.

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

A lot of times, homeowners or builders attempt to repair water damage using DIY solutions that can be discovered on the internet. This is a bad idea. There are guidelines to deal with water damage , and they require the tools and skills 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 need for professional standards in cases involving water destruction to buildings and homes and the dangers they can pose.

Critical Control, a restoration company, can use the IICRC guidelines to help them assess the type and extent of the damage each project has sustained.

These guidelines are important for water damage professionals. There are situations that warrant us to bring in the services of an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP). An IEP is an expert who has the training to assess the condition of a place take samples, perform laboratory tests, and advise us on the category of water damage.

This is crucial when the building’s occupants are in danger or have concerns regarding contamination.

Categories and classes of Water Damage


Restoration projects for water damage are divided into two categories in accordance with the degree of the water infiltration is.

The water entering the building was classified based on its contamination. Category 1 means that the water originates from a clean source, such as a burst water supply or a sink or tub.

Category 2 water is characterized by high levels of contaminants and can cause illness if it is inhaled or touched. These sources can be water that is not obvious as a risk like the discharge from washing machines and overflows from toilets.

The water in Category 3 is highly polluted, meaning it could have pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful substances within it. This can be caused by backflows of sewage, leaks in toilet traps, and water flooding from streams and rivers. This water can contain pesticides, heavy metallics or harmful substances.


You can also utilize the IICRC’s courses to determine how much water has entered your property. This is basically an outline of the amount of water a building or home ought to be.

The lowest amount of absorption by water and the greatest amount of water is categorized as Class 1. This is where the water comes in contact with around five percent or less building materials that absorb water. This is typically the case where most of the substances affected by water have low evaporation. This means they aren’t able to absorb and retain water. Concrete and masonry, as well as plaster and wood that has been finished/coated are some of the examples.

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

The porous materials, like fiberboard, insulation and carpet which make up Class 3 are approximately 40 percent of wall, floor and ceiling materials. This includes around 40% in class 3. and other materials that do not absorb water like plaster or concrete have not been adversely affected.

Water has been absorbed by substances like concrete or plaster and wood, which are classified as Class 4. This calls for special drying techniques and longer drying times.

How to Dry a Water damaged building or house


Three ways of removing water from buildings are physical extraction, dehumidification and evaporate. Eliminating water from liquids is, at a minimum, 500 times more efficient than airmovers. The faster the structure can dry, the better. The extraction method and the dehumidification process are affected by how much stuff is being extracted.

Professionals dealing with water damage utilize a variety of extraction methods. We make use of a variety of equipment, such as subsurface extraction tools as well as self-propelled tools.

Forced Evaporation

The remaining moisture is then dried by high-speed airmovers after the maximum amount of water has been taken away.

When an object gets wet or submerged in water, it absorbs some of the moisture or water. The object becomes damp or wet because of this.

The saturation level is described as the point where it becomes impossible to contain the moisture. The higher the humidity, the closer the air is getting to saturation.

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

In other words the object does not absorb any more water from the atmosphere. This is known as the saturation point. Once saturation is attained, the drying process begins.

In the evaporation stage, highly-efficient air mover dry the object from two sides. They generate a large airflow over the surface of the object, that is controlled by a filter that completely covers the area of the object.

Air mover can move 10-20 times more air than a fan or an ordinary household fan.

Air movers dry objects about 10 times faster than in natural conditions, where there is no air movement.

Airflows with high velocity leaves the surface dry and absorbs moisture pulled out by the airflow.

Utilizing Heat To Aid In The Drying Process

The most important element of any restoration project is heat. To dry out materials that have been affected by water, we employ a number of different types of heaters.

Electric Heaters: Electric heaters are great for drying jobs that require the use of multiple heating sources. They are available in several different energies, which lets you operate multiple heaters at once.

Electric heat can also be capable of being reduced or turned off when the work is in process, without impacting your other heaters. This means that you can turn one heater down while increasing the wattage of another one to improve efficiency, and decrease your cost of energy.

Because they emit virtually no emissions and require very minimal water Electric heaters are used in restoration projects. They require longer to warm up and need more time for drying.

Hydronic Bioler (TES) Hydronic Bioler (TES), These boilers heat up quickly and emit very little emissions. They can be powered by propane or natural gas.

Hydronic boilers differ from electric heating as they don’t make use of forced-air heat to distribute heat. This can make it difficult to distribute heat evenly over large areas with these heaters. They also operate at less temperature, which makes ideal for drying projects which require ceilings and walls to remain in place.

Hydronic boilers are often used in situations where there is no power available to power electric heaters. They can generate radiant heat and can keep your drying space warm without the need for electricity.


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

The LGR Home Dehumidifier can draw 170 pints of moisture from damp structures which have suffered massive water damage in just 24 hours.

Apart from removing water from the air, as a LGR Refrigerant Dehumidifier does, the home dehumidifier will also remove as much as 99% of airborne mold spores in the air by eliminating condensation.

Repairing Hardwood Floor Water Damage

It is important to remove water damaged hardwood floors so that repairs can be completed by removing the subflooring.

Subflooring that is damaged first has to be removed and replaced. The hardwood floors damaged must be sanded or replaced. In order to ensure a uniform appearance, all floors should be sanded, then refinished after these repairs have been completed.

Water Damage To Carpeting

Floods can cause significant destruction to your home and cause it to be expensive and time-consuming. You might need to change your flooring, even if you have taken the water out of the area as soon as you can.

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

In this regard, it is crucial to determine the extent of damage as quickly as is possible. The first step is determine if the affected area needs to be replaced. There is a way to wash the carpet, then use it after drying. This can eliminate concerns about mildew growth or lingering odors.

Salvaging Carpet After a Water Damage Event

You may notice stains on your carpeting if the water damage was very extensive. There are times when you have to change your flooring to eliminate these stains. Another reason that might prompt you to think about replacing your carpet is a persistent and strong scent. If this is the case it is likely that you’ll require replacement of both the padding and carpet.

The next step to determine whether or not you need to replace your carpet is to determine whether your floor is able to be cleaned and dried professionally. If you’ve got a reputable company perform the cleaning, then you will have a better understanding of just how bad the water damage was. We will be able to assess whether your carpet should be replaced or can be salvaged. If the carpet you have is already damaged, certain drying techniques can further damage it.

The main factors which will decide whether or whether the padding and carpet require replacement are:

Can your carpets be dried and cleaned, or disinfected and cleaned professionally?

If the padding underneath your carpet has been damaged, it can impact the time that your carpet can last. Although your carpet has been dried fast, the growth of mildew may still be present if the padding underneath is not dried.

A professional carpet cleaning company is the best option to make sure your carpeting is dry and clean after a flood. When the firm has finished their task, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision regarding the condition of your carpeting and decide whether or not to replace it.

Drywall that has been damaged by water

The drywall repair procedure varies based on the extent of damage. Repairing water damage is as easy as removing a section of drywall then cleaning it and then replacing it.

On the other hand of the coin significant damage could require a complete wall replacement, which includes walls studs and fiberglass insulation.

The drywall that is damaged by water usually harbors mold spores that cannot be easily removed. In most cases the drywall needs to be replaced. We use moisture testing equipment that allow us to determine the extent to which water has grown. This allows us to pinpoint areas that are damaged and limit costs to only the areas that are damaged.

It also causes structural damage, as it causes the material to expand and shrink. It is much easier to break wood if it is moistened by water. If the water sits for a prolonged time, there can be an extensive amount of rot within the wood, which could cause it to break easily.


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

Water Damage to the Foundation

Damage to a home’s foundation can happen due to a number of reasons. Although not all water issues cause structural damage, it is essential to fix foundational issues promptly to avoid potential structural damage.

Water damage to the foundation can cause a variety of problems based on how it is dealt with. It could cause serious structural damage if it isn’t addressed quickly.


Roof Water Damage

Damage to the roof can result from natural disasters as well as foundation water damage. As well as causing roof leaks, roof damage can also cause problems with the walls or the foundation of a house or building.

Roof leaks can be very expensive and could have major negatives. The roof’s leaks could cause mold to grow, which can prove fatal. A leaking roof may also affect the roof truss structure and cause structural damage to the roof.

Leaks in the ceiling can cause your rafters’ to degrade and soften if you do not take action immediately. Electrical problems are also common in roof water damage, which could cause an electrical fire. All of these are good reasons to have your roof water damage repaired quickly after a flood or any other damage that is unexpected.

HVAC Water Damage

Your home may suffer structural damage if your HVAC system fails or is defective equipment is installed. Your business and home at risk by not having HVAC. The growth of mold can cause serious health problems.

Pipe Water Damage

If you’re suffering from pipe damage due to water, it is likely to be from a burst pipe in your home. Once you’ve determined there’s leak, it’s important to call a professional to stop the water from creating structural damage.

The burst of pipes can cause number of damages. If your pipes fail they can let water into your home, creating extensive damage and requiring water damage repair – which can bring with it structural damages.

Shut off the water supply and then call an experienced IICRC-certified professional with a firm for water restoration like Critical Control as soon as you notice damaged water pipes.

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

Water damage restoration cost per square foot

Cleaning and repair costs can vary based on how much square footage you own. National Flood Services has the following pricing breakdown per square foot.

Are water damages covered by homeowner’s insurance?

The homeowner’s insurance policies are generally used if the damage is sudden and unintentional. According to the Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance may cover repair or replacement of a broken window, but not when the damage occurs as a result of neglect.

Damage from neglect could be described as wear and tear on the surface or object because of exposure, insufficient regular maintenance or general wear and tear. According to the US-based Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance will not cover damages from neglect.

If the water damage results from a flood, the event will not be covered under homeowner’s insurance. Flood insurance is mandatory. Mortgage lenders may require flood insurance in specific areas. Flooding can happen as a result of storms, ground that is saturated to the point of overflowing or surging bodies of water like rivers, ponds, lakes rivers, oceans, and streams together with high winds.