Getting Your Home or Business “Back to Business” After Flood or Water Damage

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in Flood Damage, Water Damage Repair, Water Damage Restoration | Comments Off on Getting Your Home or Business “Back to Business” After Flood or Water Damage

Flood and Water Damage Restoration MN Acting immediately after the emergency can save time and dollars in the restoration work. When it comes to one of your three most valuable assets, your home, your family, and your health do you want to take a chance with a company without experience? Different removal methods and measures are used depending on the category of water. Contacting a certified professional water damage restoration specialist is often regarded as the safest way to restore water damaged property due to their training and extensive experience? When your home suffers from storm damage, a flooded basement, sewage damage, immediate action is required to remove the water and minimize the damage and loss. The key in water removal and restoration is not to try and do it yourself. Water damage restoration is a serious undertaking and not to be taken lightly. If not done properly, by appropriately skilled and experienced, water removal restoration experts, you could at the least fail to fix the problem, and at worst cause greater damage than there was to begin with and suffer greater losses. Most damage is divided into three main categories: Water, under the IICRC’s S-500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, has been broken off into three categories. These categories are based upon the level of contamination present, or presumed present, in the source water. Clean Water Category 1 is water from a clean or sanitary source. Previously known as clear water, this descriptor has since been removed to reduce confusion. These can include water from broken clean water supply lines; clean water from toilet tank or bowl; faucets; and bottled water. Although the source may be from a clean source, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 depending upon such factors as time and contact with contaminants. Gray Water Category 2 is water with some level of contaminants that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Previously known as grey water, this descriptor has since been removed to avoid confusion. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; dishwasher overflow. Category 2 water can quickly degrade into category 3 depending upon such factors as time and contact with contaminants. Black Water Category 3 water is grossly unsanitary, and could cause severe illness or death if ingested. Previously known as black water, this descriptor has since been removed to avoid confusion. Sources for category 3 water include, but are not limited to, sewage; flooding from rivers or streams; water from beyond the toilet trap; water from the toilet bowl with feces; and standing water that has begun to support microbial growth. Restoring Your Home From Flood or Water Damage Whatever the cause and type of water damage, nowhere does the term “the right tool for the job” as much, meaning that a thorough and complete job requires the right equipment. Renting this equipment yourself could be prohibitively expensive, not to mention the steep learning curve in using it. Water damage restoration experts, by contrast, have all the right equipment for the job, and they know how to use it. Whether the water damage you suffer is clean water from broken water lines, rain water or storm damage, or sewage damage, the...

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Water Damage Repair and Restoration For Minnesota Homeowners

Posted by on Oct 28, 2011 in Flood Damage, Water Damage Repair, Water Damage Restoration | Comments Off on Water Damage Repair and Restoration For Minnesota Homeowners

Consumer Information About Water Damage Restoration Water damage mitigation is something that must be dealt with as soon as possible. Most insurance policies cover the cost of water damage mitigation, but they also require the policyholder to take the necessary steps to prevent secondary damages. You need a restoration expert that works for you to protect your interest.  Under The law, it is your right to choose what company will perform work in your home or business.Preventing the presence of mold is one of many concerns for those who have suffered from a water damage event, but it should not be the only concern. In fact, most people have so many misconceptions about water damage and the potential for mold growth, that we decided to offer this consumer education message, so when you need to select a water damage mitigation company, you can make an informed intelligent decision. Here are some important steps to take immediately following a water damage event to help minimize secondary damages as well as precautions that should be taken during water damage mitigation to protect your health and safety. There are also some questions you should ask a water damage restoration company before you invite them into your home. To begin with, water damage mitigation is a specialized field that requires special protective measures, specialized equipment and testing capabilities as well as certain engineering controls to protect you and your property. Most restoration contractors know how to perform simple drying and site cleanup. Experienced companies know how to provide restoration services that protect not only the structure, but also your health. Water damage can be the starting point for many serious problems that can affect a building, damage personal property and present serious health risks to occupants. To restore property and protect health, a professional restoration contractor must carefully manage the project. He has to be knowledgeable in several disciplines… stopping bacteria from spreading, preventing mold growth, preventing secondary damage and saving the structure and its many contents. Additionally, he must be able to communicate to the water damage victims and insurance company representatives with confidence and authority. Water damaged structures can be the perfect breeding place for mold. Poor indoor ventilation can also cause molds to thrive. Wet building materials and humid indoor air are mold’s best friends. Often, a less-experienced restoration company will compound problems during water damage by not understanding the proper steps and precautions that must be taken and how critical the “Time Factor” is. The EPA says, “Stop the water leak quickly and begin restoration during the first 24 hours. It is important to dry water damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth”. While mold requires high humidity and/or wet surfaces in order to grow, it also requires a food source. Indoors, many molds grow on leather, paper and some building materials. Molds can also grow and thrive on bio-film such as cooking grease. The most effective way to prevent mold growth on water damage losses is to begin the drying process quickly. Restoration companies who are aware of possible mold growth problems usually know how to dry structural materials with heat, air movement and by lowering the indoor relative humidity. This is an effective way to dry a building because material removal is minimized...

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Water Damage Restoration MN

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in Flooded Basement Repair, Water Damage Repair, Water Damage Restoration | Comments Off on Water Damage Restoration MN

Buying A New Home – Protect Yourself With A Home Inspection When you find the perfect house, you want to move in immediately. Before your heart races ahead of your head and you ignore the old pipes or leaky roof, it is time to hire a professional to help you make your final decision. Now is the time to talk about the nitty gritty details of a home inspection and making an offer. Most sellers are required to disclose certain types of information about the homes they are selling. The Home Inspection Once you buy a home, repairs can eat into your pocketbook, making the home of your dreams a “money pit.” Homes can have wet basements, shaky foundations, rotting roofs and a multitude of other problems — even if they’re relatively new. But a thorough home inspection before you buy can keep you from getting stuck with the bill. Should You Buy a House With a Wet Basement? There are more problems with wet foundations and basements than any other physical problem in a house. Therefore, it’s important when buying a house with a basement to check for signs of dampness in the basement. It’s better to find out before you buy than afterwards, especially since you can’t rely on seller disclosures. Why can’t you rely on seller disclosures? Because the sellers might not know about it. If the sellers did have knowledge, however, and failed to disclose the water problems in a basement, it could be: Difficult to prove in court Take years to get into court Expensive to sue Very expensive to dry out the basement This is why you should always, without fail, get an independent home inspection by a qualified and accredited professional. Signs of a Damp or Wet Basement Water stains along walls or floor. This could be caused by something simple such as an overflowing laundry tub or it could be a result of water seeping in through basement windows, the walls or the floor. Musty odor or damp smell. Excess moisture in a basement can cause an unmistakable smell. Mold. It could be colored black, brown, yellow or green, and you won’t know for certain if it’s mold without testing it. Often the northwest corner of a house is known as a “cold corner” and susceptible to developing mold. Efflorescence. This condition produces a white or sometimes grayish ash on the walls. Sometimes it sparkles. Efflorescence is caused by salt deposits left behind by evaporating water. Spalling. When water gets inside the surface of concrete, brick or stone, salt deposits from the water cause the surface to flake away, peel or pop off. There are some defects that should always be disclosed: Plumbing and sewage issues Water leakage of any type, including in basements Termites or other insect infestations Roof defects Heating or air conditioning system issues Property drainage problems Foundation instabilities or cracks In closing, don’t store valuables, photographs, paper documents or anything you care to preserve in a wet basement. Moreover, get an expert’s opinion, including an engineer’s report, if you can, before you buy a house with wet basement problems. It might not be worth the hassle. Knowing what to look for in regards to signs of water damage when viewing a potential home or property can seriously...

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Water Damage Restoration MN

Posted by on Oct 13, 2011 in Flood Damage, Water Damage Repair, Water Damage Restoration | Comments Off on Water Damage Restoration MN

Water Damage Flood Damage Repair and Restoration MN Water damage is one of the perils of owning a home or business, and is often due to frozen or faulty plumbing, or even floods. Water damage restoration seeks to eliminate this damage, and put the house into the condition it was in before the damage occurred. While there are no officially sanctioned procedures for this type of repair, there are two organizing bodies, which issue certifications for restoration businesses and create standards for the industry. Most restoration companies use the guide, known as the S500 Standard, from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Water Damage Restoration Cost Water damage restoration cost varies not only by the extent of the damage, but also by the nature of the damage itself. The IICRC recognizes several categories of water, and automatically classifies all damage from flooding is category 3. • Category 1: Clean water from a sanitary source, such as fresh toilet water, water from broken supply lines or faucets, or even bottled water. However, contamination and contact with the environment means that this quickly turns into category 2 or 3 water. • Category 2: Water with impurities that could cause illness or gastrointestinal distress if consumed. Water from washing machines, urine-tainted toilet water, and overflow from the dishwasher are all examples of this type. • Category 3: Extremely contaminated water capable of causing grievous illness or even death if consumed. Sewage, flooding from outside sources like rivers, toilet trap water, toilet overflow with feces, and any water containing bacteria or other organisms are all examples. Water Damage Restoration Equipment Water damage restoration equipment can include infrared sensing tools and other probes to determine where water has penetrated, and to assess walls, floors, and furniture that would have to be cleaned or replaced. The affected areas are dried, sanitized, and deodorized. After that, air movers, air purifiers, and drying systems to dry out floors and sub-floor areas are all left at the building in order to ensure complete drying and prevent cross-contamination. During a period of two to three days, measurements are taken of moisture, humidity, and the temperature are taken from the affected areas, in order to determine if equipment must be moved in order to make the building completely dry. After these levels fall below the accepted industry standards, the process is complete. While water damage restoration cost assessments can often vary, for most residences and moderately-sized businesses, the price will be around $5000. However, this figure can be affected by a variety of factors, including the height of the flooding level, and the extent of the water damage. The size of the area to be restored and the materials used, such as concrete or wood, to replace damaged property will also contribute to the price. Therefore, a walkthrough inspection usually must be performed in order to give an accurate estimate of the cost. Loss Assessment Water damage restoration must also factor in loss assessment. This refers to the practice by which the professional performing the walkthrough evaluation looks at the extent of damage to the property and possessions inside, and looks through a standard pricing guide, such as a Blue Book, to figure out the total value of loss; this cost is not always factored into the...

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Buying A New Home? Look For Signs Of Water Damage

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in Water Damage Repair, Water Damage Restoration | Comments Off on Buying A New Home? Look For Signs Of Water Damage

Buying a New Home? Inspect For Signs of Water Damage With so many houses on the market, there has never been a better time to buy.  Whether you live in the area or not, house prices are low thanks to the plethora of foreclosures within the last few years.  Sadly, when it comes to the housing market, one person’s loss is another person’s gain.  But not always. While shopping for a new home or even a vacation property, it is important to know what the signs of water damage are so you can sport them long before you get into a potential buyer’s contract.  Look For Signs of Water Damage Knowing what to look for during your home search can help you greatly in the long end.  Not only will it give you an idea of the work that may need to be done to restore the home but it will flag the fact that the home does have problems.  Too often lately, home buyers are complaining of home inspections that did not show serious water damage or mold damage problems.  While home inspectors are supposed to record all findings of damage or problems to the home, some do not. When observing for signs of water damage of a potential property to buy, begin with the exterior.  Start with the roof.  Are there any missing or damaged shingles? Bent or damaged gutters? Is the roof collapsed in any area? Is the chimney damaged or cracked? Are any areas of the roof or directly under the roof stained or damaged? Ask your realtor for their opinion.  Find out how old the roof is as well and when it might need to be replaced. Next, check all exterior walls and windows.  Do you notice any collapsed walls? Are there any cracks or stepping in the walls? Are the exterior walls wet even though they should be dry? Are any windows broken or cracked? Can you notice any sign of water intrusion through any windows or window wells? Finally, look at the lawn and backyard.  Are there any puddles or flooded areas? How does the ground slope” towards or away from the house? Does any of the landscaping look damaged or drowned? Again, talk to your Realtor through the process and ask questions. Regarding the interior of the home, document anything you find suspicious and make sure you check everything.  Observe the walls, ceilings and floors.  Are any of the surfaces wet? Can you spot any cracks? Do you see any stains? A water stain on the ceiling may point to a roof leak, however if you have water pipes in the attic these may be the issue.  Look at the walls.  Do you see any signs of flaking, swelling or any discoloration or yellowing? Are any of the walls soft to the touch? Is the ceiling ballooning anywhere? Can you see any visible signs of mold? While inspecting rooms, check for warped or damaged wood.  For example, check hardwood floors, baseboards and cupboards.  If you see any warping or bucking in the hardwood floors, it is most likely a sign of water damage.  Look closely for molds on wood.  If there is carpet, check for stains or areas of wetness. Check inside cupboards for water stains.  Water stains in the bottom...

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Minnesota Water Damage Repair and Restoration Company

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 in Water Damage Repair, Water Damage Restoration | Comments Off on Minnesota Water Damage Repair and Restoration Company

Water Damage Restoration MN After a flood or fire in your home, a water damage restoration company takes an assessment of your home to determine the extent of the water damage to your home. This assessment includes both internal and external aspects of your home, from the most obvious damages to the most inconspicuous ones. The assessment a water damage restoration company takes is very important, as it helps them develop an accurate cost estimate for the cleanup, repair, and restoration costs to return your home to its former state. Stay Informed! Understanding Water Damage Restoration Assessments To ensure you obtain the best estimate possible, it can be helpful to understand some of the things included in a water damage assessment. A Water Damage Restoration Company Looks for Structural Damage One of the main aspects of a water damage assessment includes a checklist for any structural damage your home has endured. A Minnesota water damage restoration company looks for the following things when assessing your home’s structure: Roof—collapsed parts of your roof, missing or ruined shingles, bent or damaged gutters, cracks or damaged chimneys, or stained or cracked surfaces on your home’s exterior Exterior walls and windows—collapsed walls, broken or damaged windows, wet exterior walls in your home, and signs of water leaking through windows in your basement Front and back yard—flooded parts and ruined plants Attic—wet or cracked ceilings, walls, and floors, wet insulation on walls and floors, and wet or ruined ducts and vents Rooms—wet or cracked ceilings, walls, and floors, destroyed electric jacks and phone jacks, damaged or warped wood, and broken or cracked windows and doors Bathrooms—damage to bathtubs, stains on sinks and countertops, and leaky or slumping areas on the ground around your toilet Basement (if applicable)—wet or cracked foundation, walls, and floors and discolored or ruined vents or air ducts A Water Damage Restoration Company Looks for Damage to Your Personal Belongings In addition to determining how badly damaged your home’s structure is, a water damage restoration company assesses your personal belongings to decide which ones require repair or replacement. Some of the major items a water damage restoration company assesses for water damage are: Upholstered furniture such as couches and chairs Appliances such as refrigerators, washers, and dryers Carpets and other fabrics Wooden items such as cabinets or dressers Digital media such as cds, DVDs, and computers A water damage restoration company conducts a thorough assessment of everything in your home to determine the severity of the damage to its structure and to your personal belongings. You should never attempt water damage cleanup on your own or conduct your own assessment, as entering your home after a fire or flood can be extremely dangerous. Look for the best water damage restoration company for your specific needs. Find one that is insurance approved so they can walk you through the entire...

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Water and Flood Damage Repair Minneapolis MN

Posted by on Oct 3, 2011 in Flood Damage, Flooded Basement Repair, Water Damage Repair, Water Damage Restoration | Comments Off on Water and Flood Damage Repair Minneapolis MN

Water Damage Restoration | Flood Damage Restoration MN Just a few inches of water from a flood can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Over the past 10 years, the average flood claim has amounted to over $33,000. Flood insurance is the best way to protect yourself from devastating financial loss. Flood insurance is available to homeowners, renters, condo owners/renters, and commercial owners/renters. Costs vary depending on how much insurance is purchased, what it covers, and the property’s flood risk. Residential Flood Insurance – Water Damages What’s Covered and What’s Not Flood insurance policies cover physical damage to your property and possessions. Basic flood insurance policies cover structures only. If you want to insure your personal belongings against flood damage, you must buy separate coverage. Water Damage- Test Your Water IQ Building Property The insured building and its foundation Electrical and plumbing systems Central air conditioning equipment, furnaces, and water heaters Refrigerators, cooking stoves, and built-in appliances such as dishwashers Permanently installed carpeting over unfinished flooring Permanently installed paneling, wallboard, bookcases, and cabinets Window blinds Detached garages (up to 10 percent of Building Property coverage) Detached buildings (other than garages) require a separate Building Property policy Debris removal Personal Contents Property Personal belongings, such as clothing, furniture, and electronic equipment Curtains Portable and window air conditioners Portable microwave ovens and portable dishwashers Carpets that are not included in building coverage Clothing washers and dryers Food freezers and the food in them Certain valuable items such as original artwork and furs (up to $2,500) What’s Not Covered: Damage caused by moisture, mildew, or mold that could have been avoided by the property owner Currency, precious metals, and valuable papers such as stock certificates Property and belongings outside of an insured building such as trees, plants, wells, septic systems, walks, decks, patios, fences, seawalls, hot tubs, and swimming pools Living expenses such as temporary housing Financial losses caused by business interruption or loss of use of insured property Most self-propelled vehicles such as cars, including their parts (see Section IV.5 in your policy) Flood Insurance for Basements and Areas Below the Lowest Elevated Floor Coverage is limited in basements regardless of zone or date of construction. It’s also limited in areas below the lowest elevated floor, depending on the flood zone and date of construction. These areas include: Basements Crawlspaces under an elevated building Enclosed areas beneath buildings elevated on full-story foundation walls that are sometimes referred to as “walkout basements” Enclosed areas under other types of elevated buildings Make sure to ask your agent for additional details on your basement coverage. You can use the following list as a general guide to what is and isn’t covered or simply refer to the Summary of Coverage (PDF 108K) to help you better understand your policy and coverage. The Cost of Flooding Find out what a few inches of flood water can cost in damage. To be covered, the flood must also be a temporary condition, and cover two or more acres or two or more properties The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) offers coverage in approximately 20,000 communities in the U.S. You can determine if your property is eligible for flood insurance by checking the NFIP Community Status Book. For Minnesota PDF 49KB Flood and Sewage Damage Flood damage...

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Water Damaged Floor Repair and Restoration

Posted by on Oct 1, 2011 in Flood Damage, Water Damage Repair, Water Damage Restoration | Comments Off on Water Damaged Floor Repair and Restoration

Restoration On A Water Damaged Hardwood Floor You might be familiar with this situation: you have recently installed beautiful cherry wood floors and then you notice the thing most dreaded by homeowners…..warped floor boards. Your first instinct might be to fix the floor. A word of caution, though: are you ready for what you might find? Repairing water damage on a hardwood floor is a task that may be necessary from time to time on a small scale with intermittent spillages or minor leaks. Alternatively you may be faced with major water damage following flood or a large body of water that has saturated your hardwood floorboards. Repairing Minor Hardwood Floor Water Damage If you have discovered a minor leak that has allowed water to seep onto your hardwood floorboards, there may be a single spot that has become damp and discoloured compared to the rest of your floor. In this case there are some simple steps that you can take to repair the hardwood floor water damage. Firstly, make sure you have identified the source of the water damage and fixed it completely. Any later repair work will be for nothing if you do not seal the leak or repair the pipes from where the water is coming. Next, you may be faced with a spot that is discoloured and possibly swollen and cracked or warped. The wood grain has become affected by the water damage and has reacted. Dry out the affected area until it is completely dry before beginning any restoration work on it. Begin by sanding back the affected area starting with a coarse sandpaper before moving back to a finer grit. Once the area has been sanded back and the stain edges are smooth treat the area with a wood sealant that matches the rest of the floor. Following one coat of sealant it may be necessary to sand it back before adding another coat. Some kind of blending process may have to be done so that the damaged area winds up looking the same as the original floor. Major Hardwood Floor Water Damage Repair When a lot of moisture has been absorbed by a hardwood floor the most common result is that the wood expands. When the boards expand they become wider and one of two things might happen, you might have a buckled floor or you may have a floor that is cupped. In either case you are left with a seriously uneven floor. In order to restore the water damaged hardwood floor without having to pull up the entire floor and replace it you can use a process known as desiccant dehumidification. This is carried out by bringing in a desiccant dehumidifier which if very effective at reducing the humidity level in the air. The desiccant dehumidifier can be run under sealed conditions to completely remove the moisture from the area. In this case you are removing moisture from the floorboards. Running a dehumidifier for an extended period will help to reduce the swollen floorboards and counteract the cupping or buckling that has taken place. As the moisture is drawn out of the air it will also be drawn out of the hardwood floorboards and they will shrink back to their normal size. Effectively you want the top surface of the...

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Water Damage, Mold Damage and Flood Damage Repair MN

Posted by on Sep 30, 2011 in Flood Damage, Water Damage Repair, Water Damage Restoration | Comments Off on Water Damage, Mold Damage and Flood Damage Repair MN

Minnesota Water Damage and Flood Damage Repair Water damage, Mold Damage and Flood Damage are some of the most common reasons people make claims on their home insurance. Burst pipes, leaky appliances and flooded basements are just a few of the ways you could discover exactly what is and is not covered by your home insurance policy. You need an Expert in Water Damage Restoration to help deliver the results you deserve as a policyholder. Water Damage and Insurance Policies Water damage can describe quite a few possible losses caused by water intruding where it’s going to permit assault of a content or system by damaging processes including decaying of lumber, microbial development, rusting of iron, de-laminating of materials, and several others. The destruction can be imperceptibly gradual as well as insignificant such as water areas which could sooner or later ruin a surface, or it might be instant and also catastrophic such as flooding. However quickly it takes place, water damage is a very key factor to loss of property and can lead to an unhealthy environment. Your homeowner’s insurance plan may or may well not cover the expenses related to water ruin along with the means of water damage recovery. Evaluate the “Exclusions” in your policy, if it doesn’t clearly exclude it then you probably have coverage.  It is our experience that most water damages are in reality covered by insurance policies.  Usually water damage which originates from broken or frozen plumbing, equipment failures and/or leaks (i.e. dishwasher, washing machine, water heaters) & water intrusion from damage to a property from a climate associated event are a insured cause of loss.  Although a common reason for household water damage is frequently the failure of a sump pump, numerous homeowner’s insurance policies usually do not include the associated costs with no an addendum which will adds to the monthly premium of the insurance plan.  Often the terminology of the addendum is similar to “Sewer & Drain Coverage.” Qualified Minnesota Restoration Experts Fast response within 48 hours is necessary in order to prevent mold development and latent further damage. It is URGENT to begin structural drying as soon as water damage is observed to confine possible reconstruction costs. Whether it’s a busted pipe, a severe storm or a flood; water damage is a huge headache that can use the help of a trained professional. Look for a company that is an insurance approved and qualified Minnesota water damage restoration...

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Minnesota Water Damage Restoration

Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in Flood Damage, Flooded Basement Repair, Water Damage Repair, Water Damage Restoration | Comments Off on Minnesota Water Damage Restoration

Water Damage – How Extensive Is It? The water damage will be found in 3 dimensions. Water always seeks equilibrium with its environment and wet always goes to dry, if it can. Just finding the extent of water damage on the floor isn’t enough. The water damage needs to be mapped to determine how far up the walls it has wicked, and how far down into the substrate the water damage has gone, including possibly entering the crawlspace in a conventional foundation. This can’t be done by touch. Very specialized water damage inspection tools and meters will be required, and a professional water damage professional will have them. Determine The Scope Of The Water Damage – How Extensive Is It? A thorough understanding of water damage demands every water damage contractor be familiar with the “science of drying” also called psychrometry. Ask your water damage contractor what the dry standard is of each structural component suffering potential water damage. With proper water damage inspection tools and water damage experience, he should be able to tell you on a scale of 100 points the moisture content of the water damaged materials. If he can’t, call a different water damage restoration professional. Make sure your water damage restoration contractor draws a “moisture map” of the affected areas showing the full extent of the water damage migration, and that he updates the map regularly to show the progress of the water damage/structural drying project. A professional Minnesota water damage restoration contractor should select the structural drying equipment in a scientific method based on materials, size of the water damage area, and the class and category of the water damage. At the very least he should be certified in applied structural drying and water damage restoration. Any extraction of standing water or of carpet and padding involved in a water damage project should be done with the very best water extraction tools. Preferably sub-surface water extraction tools. If wall to wall carpet is not to be replaced, which is rarely needed with new structural drying technologies, the last thing a trained specialist in structural drying and water damage restoration will do is set air movement under the carpet to “float” it. There are far too many things to learn as a property owner, whether it’s your home or business, to be educated in applied structural drying and water damage restoration via a web-site. So you best bet is to contact an experienced Restoration Service, and let them handle the water damage restoration project. If your home or business is ever the victim of a flood or water damage you need a professional Minnesota Restoration Expert with extensive training and experience drying a wide range of different structural materials and...

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