Flooding damage repair – Tyrone

Homeowners in Tyrone get hit with water damage regularly. Whether you’ve experienced a natural disaster or a localized catastrophe such as a building flood, Critical Control is standing by to respond 24/7.

The most common cause of water damage is when water seeps into a building or home through a storm, flood, or ruptured pipe. Sometimes, the damage is obvious and obvious, but sometimes it’s hidden or minor.

Water damage remediation is much more complex than simply drying out the interior. With the most modern techniques for water damage remediation, often restorers like Critical Control can mitigate damage that, in the past, would have required total structural replacement, that is to say, in other words, demolish and rebuild.

Water Damage Restoration Guidelines Exist so call an Professional

Many times, homeowners or builders attempt to repair water damage using DIY methods that can be discovered on the internet. This isn’t a good idea. Water damage can be managed in accordance with established guidelines. These guidelines call for the knowledge and skills of experts. The guidelines are set forth in the 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 risks they present.

Critical Control, a restoration company, can use the IICRC guidelines to evaluate the severity and nature of the damage each project has sustained.

There are many reasons why professionals dealing with water damage must adhere to these guidelines. In certain situations there are situations where an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) is required. An IEP is an expert who has the experience and knowledge to examine a site for contamination take samples, perform lab tests, and then advise us on the category of water damage.

This is crucial in situations where the building’s occupants are at high risk or are concerned about contamination.

Categories and Classes of Water Damage


Projects for water damage restoration are classified into two categories according to the extent of the infiltration of water is.

The category is based on how polluted the water that entered the structure is. The first category is water that originates from a clean source such as the sink or tub, or a burst water supply.

Category 2 is water that contains significant amounts of contaminants and is likely to cause discomfort or illness should it be consumed or ingested. The sources could be water that isn’t obvious as a threat like the discharge from washing machines or spills from toilets.

Water in the category 3 is severely affected, which means that it may have pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful substances in it. This usually means contamination by sewage, toilet backflows after the trap for toilets, seawater, water flooding from rivers and streams, or any other water flowing from the exterior of the building. This water can include heavy metals, pesticides or other toxic substances.


You can also utilize the IICRC’s classes to determine just how much water has gotten into your property. This is basically an outline of how much saturated a structure or house should be.

Class 1 refers to the lowest amount of absorption and the amount of water. This is where the water comes in contact with around five percent or less construction materials which absorb water. This is usually the case where most of the materials affected by water are low evaporation. This means they aren’t able to absorb and hold in water. Examples include concrete, coated or finished wood, masonry or plaster.

Class 2 refers to water absorption and intrusion. This means that between 5 and 40% of the combined floor, ceiling, and wall are made of low-evaporation materials like plaster, concrete, wood or bricks and mortar.

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

Water has been absorbed into materials such as concrete as well as wood, plaster, and even wood, which are classified as Class 4. This will require more time to dry and special drying techniques.

How to dry a water damaged Building or House


Three methods for removing water from buildings include physical extraction, dehumidification, and evaporate. The elimination of water that is liquid is at least 500 times more effective than simply making do with dehumidifiers and air mover. The faster the structure dries the more effective. The quantity of material to be extracted will influence both dehumidification and extraction techniques.

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

Forced Evaporation

The remainder of the moisture gets dried with high-velocity air movers after as much water as has been removed.

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

Saturation is defined as the point at which it becomes impractical for air to hold any moisture. A higher humidity indicates that the air is getting closer to saturation.

In the evaporation process in which water molecules are ejected from liquid state to gaseous state. This is known as the process of evaporation.

This means that the object is no longer able to absorb moisture from the atmosphere. This is known as the saturation point. the point at which evaporation begins. When saturation is reached the drying process starts.

High-efficiency air movers dry objects on both sides in the evaporation phase. They produce a powerful air flow over the entire surface which is directed through a filter system that covers the entire surface of the object.

Air mover is able to move between 10 and 20 percent more air than an ordinary fan, or an ordinary fan used in the home.

The item is dried using airmovers around 10 times faster than in natural conditions in which no air mover was employed.

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

Utilize heat to aid in the drying process.

One of the most essential elements in any water damage restoration is heat. To dry out the materials which have been affected by water, we make use of various kinds of heaters.

Electric Heaters They are ideal for drying jobs which require the use of several different heating sources. You can run multiple heaters simultaneously due to their numerous wattages.

Electric heat can also be adjustable, allowing it to be shut off or reduced when the work is in process, without affecting your other heaters. To maximize efficiency and lower the cost of energy it is possible to adjust the wattage of one heater and increase its wattage.

Since they produce virtually no emissions and require very little water Electric heaters are used in restoration projects. They take longer to warm up and need longer drying time.

Hydronic Bioler (TES): They are also extremely efficient at heating up quickly yet releasing very little emissions. They can be run on propane or natural gas.

Hydronic boilers are different from electric heaters because they don’t use forced-air heat to distribute heat. This makes it difficult to heat large areas evenly using these heaters. They are also able to dry out jobs that do not require walls or ceilings to be in the same place.

If electric heaters are not used, hydronic boilers can often be used. They are capable of producing radiant heat, and they can keep your drying space warm without the need for an electric source.


To keep buildings and homes dry which have suffered damage due to water damage, we employ low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) Dehumidifiers.

The LGR Home Dehumidifier is capable of removing 170 pints of water from a damp structure that is severely affected by water damage each 24 hours.

In addition to removing water from the air, such as an LGR Refrigerant Dehumidifier does, the home dehumidifier will also get rid of up to 99% of airborne mold spores in the air, by removing condensation.

Fixing Hardwood Floor Water Damage

It is crucial to get rid of the hardwood floors that have been damaged by water so that repairs can be done starting from the subflooring.

The subflooring must be removed and repaired first. After that, the hardwood flooring damaged need to be sanded or replaced. Once these repairs are complete then the entire floor must be sanded and refinished to ensure a uniform appearance.

Water Damage To Carpeting

Floods can cause severe destruction to your home and make it difficult and expensive. It is possible that you will need to replace your flooring, even if you have taken the water out of the area as soon as you can.

It would be devastating to discover that your home isn’t in top condition after spending lots of time and money to fix it.

Because of this, it is essential to evaluate the severity of the damages as soon as you can. One of the first issues to address is whether or not the damaged area should be replaced. There is a way to wash the carpet and use it after drying. This can eliminate worries about mildew growth or lingering smells.

Salvaging Carpet After a Water Damage Event

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

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

A few of the factors that will determine whether or not the carpet and padding need to be replaced are:

Do your carpets need to be dried or cleaned professionally?

The carpet’s capacity to remain fresh can be compromised if the padding beneath it is damaged. Even though your carpet may have dried quickly, the possibility of mildew growth is still there if the padding underneath isn’t dried too.

Professional carpet cleaning company is the best option to make sure your carpeting is dry and clean after a flood. After the job is completed you’ll be able to take a shrewd decision on the state of your carpet. You can also decide whether you want to replace it.

Drywall damaged by water

The extent of damage will determine the nature and way to repair drywall. Water damage repair can be as simple as removing a section of drywall cleaning it, after that, replacing it.

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

There are spores of mold in water damaged drywall that is difficult to remove. So in most cases drywalls will have to be replaced. We employ moisture testing tools which allow us to identify the extent to which water has grown. This allows us to identify areas that are damaged and limit costs to only the areas that are damaged.

It also causes structural damage by causing the material to expand and shrink. It is much easier to break wood when it has been moistened with water. If the water is left to sit for a prolonged time, there could be an extensive amount of rot on the wood, which could cause it to break easily.


This problem can be avoided by homeowners and building owners making immediate changes to repair structural damage from moisture-related issues with their property after an event like a flood or water-related damage.

Water Damage to the Foundation

There are numerous reasons why water damage can affect a foundation of a house. While not every water issue cause structural damage, it’s important to address foundation problems as quickly as you can to avoid further structural damage.

Water damage to the foundation can trigger various issues in the manner it is handled. It can cause severe structural damage if not treated promptly.


Roof Water Damage

Similar to foundation water damage roof water damage is fairly common after natural disasters. As well as the possibility of roof leaks, roof damage can cause problems with the walls or the foundation of a house or building.

Roof leaks can be costly and can have serious drawbacks. Leakage in the roof could result in the growth of mold, which can prove fatal. A leaky roof can harm the roof truss system, which can cause structural damage to the roof.

Leaks in your ceiling could cause your rafters’ to degrade and soften if you do not deal with them right away. Water damage to the roof could result from electrical issues, which can lead to an electric fire. These are all good reasons to have your roof water damage fixed quickly following a flood or other damage that is unexpected.

HVAC Water Damage

If your HVAC system starts to fail or brand-new equipment is found to be defective, it could cause the structure of your house. If you do not have HVAC you’re exposed to the interior of your house or business to all sorts of issues. The growth of mold can cause serious health issues.

Damage to Pipes from Water

Damage to pipes typically caused by a burst pipe within your home. If you’ve determined there has been a leak, it’s important for you to contact a professional to stop the water and make sure it doesn’t lead to structural damage.

A burst pipe can cause devastating damage. The water could enter your home through broken 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 like Critical Control as soon as you spot broken pipes or water damage.

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

Water damage restoration cost per square foot

Repair and cleanup costs can vary based on how many square feet you own. National Flood Services has the following breakdown of pricing for each square foot:

Is water damage covered by homeowner’s insurance?

If the cause of the damage was sudden and unintentional, homeowners insurance policies generally cover it. According to the Insurance Information Institute, homeowners insurance can cover repairs or replacement of a broken window, but not when the damage occurs as a result of negligence.

Neglect is defined as damage to a surface or object that is caused by exposure, poor maintenance or general degradation. The Insurance Information Institute in the United States declares that homeowners insurance does NOT cover neglect-related damage.

A homeowner’s policy does not be able to cover damage to water caused by flooding. Flood insurance is mandatory. In some areas where flood insurance is required, it’s usually by mortgage companies. Flooding can happen due to floods, storms or overflowing bodies of water or overflowing or surging bodies like rivers, lakes, streams and oceans.