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Water Damage Restoration Concerns in Northbrook IL

What is Water Damage Restoration in Northbrook IL

Water damage restoration Northbrook IL what exactly is it? As you know, when your home experiences water damage, you’ve got a big mess, a big job that needs to be given prompt attention. The program of repairing your home to a state of previous normalcy after a flood, overflow, or other water damage event is known as water damage restoration.
There are a few important things that must take place with every water damage restoration program:
Loss assessment,
Categorizing water based on the water source’s contamination levels,
Drying and decontaminating the structure and its contents,
Monitoring the process, and completion.
First we deal with loss assessment. What you are dealing with and where to begin. When it comes to water damage, not only must the technicians fully understand the task ahead of them, insurance companies are often involved. It is important to understand exactly what happened, how it happened and what is damaged accordingly, the damage must be thoroughly inspected and documented and accurate estimates made.
Second, in the assessment, water is categorized based on the contamination levels (Category 1, 2, or 3) of its water source. The categories are as follows:
*Category 1 – Water from clean sources such as sinks, pipes, and toilet bowls (without urine or feces)
*Category 2 – Water with some contaminants such as water from a washing machine, dishwasher, or toilet with urine (but no feces)
*Category 3 – Water that is extremely unsanitary, capable of causing severe illness or death if the water was ingested. Examples of Category 3 water include sewage, water from a toilet bowl containing feces, floodwaters from rivers, and standing water with microbial growth.
Clean water, by the way, can quickly come into contact with unsanitary contaminants and become Category 2 or 3 water.
Third, water damage usually affects not just the immediate area but also the home’s contents. Therefore, furniture, drapes, carpets, electronics, books, and other contents affected by the water need to be clean and sanitized, where possible, immediately. May items will be shifted, or thrown out before the water gets to them in an attempt to prevent damage, others will need to be dried, cleaned, and decontaminated, and others still will be damaged to the point where they must be discarded.
Finally, the drying, cleaning, and decontaminating process begins. Specialized restoration equipment such as blowers, scrubbers, subfloor drying equipment, and dehumidifiers are put into property and left for several days with the drying process monitored to ensure that the all equipment is placed appropriately and working as it should.
Keeping track of humidity levels, temperatures, and moisture content of affected areas are recorded, and manipulation of equipment to ensure proper full evaporation and drying. In addition to drying, cleaning, decontaminating, mold inhibitors should be used to prevent mold from growing. Deodorizers may also be required. Even if the water damage was from a Category 1 water source, contaminants in carpets and the underlying carpet pad can quickly lead to a foul odor.
The size and condition of the loss determines if additional repairs may be required. For example, if the drywall and carpet were damaged to the point where they need to be replaced.
Those repairs will take place once the underlying areas are dry. Finally, once the home is dried out and restored to its pre-loss condition, the water damage restoration Northbrook IL job is complete! You can go back to a somewhat normal life and move forward with confidence that your restoration project is handled properly!