Water damage cleanup at home
Do you live in an area that is constantly threatened by flooding? Have you ever been inundated by your neighbors?
If your answer to one of these questions is “Yes”, then you need to continue reading this article…it speaks to you.
Learn the basics of water damage cleanup:
Here it is:
- Learn to identify the type of liquid involved in the damage. According to IICRC’s S-500 standards, there are 3 types of liquid: from a clean and sanitary source; liquid with a certain level of contaminates (also known as “grey water”); contaminated liquid (“black water”, can be deadly if ingested).
- Depending on the type of liquid you are dealing with, you will have to decide the steps to take further. We advise you to contact a specialized team who knows how to deal with situations as such. If you decide to continue on your own, you will have to evaluate the damage risk of every situation.
Observation! The education involved in water damage cleanup is a vital part in the formation of every technician. These people go to training courses and take special tests which they need to pass if they want to work in the field.
We do not advise you to deal with water damage cleanup on your own mainly because you need to have a trained eye and the right tools to perform such an activity. Some of the tools used by our specialists are infrared probes, dryers, air movers, etc.