IICRC Certification in Emergency Water Extraction; Types of Damage, Restoration Process & More

When tragedy strikes your home, having a reputable, experienced company on your side to alleviate your stress and take over the dirty work can be life-saving! Coming home to or waking up to find water has breached your home is devastating. This is not something people deal with often, so it can be stressful not knowing what’s going to happen, or what needs to be done. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry knows just what to do in this scenario because they have tons of experience in this arena and have restored countless homes back to their original state.

Types of Water Damage & Restoration Process

The water damage restoration process depends on what type of water has breached the home, how long the water has sat and how much damage was done. Any time water damage has occurred it is of upmost importance to get it cleaned up as quickly as possible to avoid unnecessary damage, mold, mildew growth, or the growth of harmful bacteria. The types of water that can breach a home are put into three basic categories.

Category 1 – Clear Water Intrusion

This water comes from a sanitary source such as a tub or sink overflow, or pipe break that has little health risk involved in the cleanup. If left too long this can turn into a level 2 or 3 A typical clean-up for this type of water damage consists of a thorough extraction of the water, followed up by dehumidification and drying out the carpet and foundation. After everything has been dried out, the team will work to sanitize and clean everything.

Category 2 – Gray Water Damage

This type of water damage comes from overflows from dishwashers, washing machines etc. and has the potential to cause illness if it gets absorbed into the skin, if it is consumed or if it becomes airborne and you breath it in. This type of damage may require carpet to be replaced depending on the level of saturation and the length of time it has been able to sit.

Category 3 – Black Water Health Risks

This is the worst type of water that can enter your home. It comes from grossly contaminated sources that have pathogenic or toxic agents such as toilet backflows, sewage, seawater, overflows from rivers or streams, or surface water that has made its way into your home. This will require a full replacement and leaves no room for a simple restore. Safety measures will be taken to ensure the health of everyone in the vicinity and clean up should be done quickly.

Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning & More in Waco, Dallas, Arlington, Harker Heights, Cedar Park, Allen & the State of Texas

Heart of Texas Chem-Dry has seen its fair share of water damaged homes and has 33 years of experience in water damage restoration and carpet cleaning. We are certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) which is an institution that teaches and sets globally recognized standards for service professionals involved in the inspection, cleaning, restoration, and installation industries. When you hire a firm who is certified with the IICRC, you can rest assured knowing the technicians they hire have gone through rigorous training and certification in their respective fields. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry is not just another carpet cleaning company, we are some of the best in the industry and our work is guaranteed. Contact us today!