Water restoration or removal to be done properly is a technically complex issue and requires a lot of technology and expertise to be done right. Before entering a job site workers must protect themselves with special clothing and be prepared for the unexpected. Technicians bring devices for drying out the interior and removing moisture from the air. Chemical cleaners and disinfectants are also needed as well as moisture detecting devices to spot any problem areas.
For those properties that have sustained heavy damage some demolition tools may be required to quickly remove compromised materials. Be sure to have a Calgary water damage restoration company look at things if you wish to save money down the road.
Different categories exist, a site could have standing liquid from a sanitary source, or if there are contaminates present, the liquid could be thoroughly contaminated and capable of causing illness or death upon ingestion. Also the site may appear safe, but could become unsafe without warning so protective clothing is always used. Protective gear consists of full body protective clothing, rubber gloves, safety goggles or glasses, rubber boots. A respirator is used and calibrated for areas of high amounts of moisture, and will prevent a technician from inhaling airborne contaminants like mold or fungi. When damage is extensive or complex sledgehammers or axes may be restoration tools worth bringing. Finally a pressure washer may be taken to clean out the areas affected by liquid. These pressure washers may also use detergent and once done other compounds might be employed to help dry the area quickly.
Before a technician gets to work repairing the property he needs to know where the worst damage is, in general there will be one area. When the liquid has thoroughly penetrated materials it may be impossible to detect by sight alone, so a moisture meter is used. The precise percentage of moisture can be determined and useful for wood, drywall and paper materials and tells them which areas need the most attention. As work progresses this important tool gives crucial information which is immediately at their disposal.
Once the standing liquid is dealt with the technician can take stock of the damage and the work can focus on drying out the area. There are many pieces of water restoration equipment used, including heavy duty fans that can remove moisture. But some devices function using static electricity to remove liquid around industrial strength vacuums and are handy for moving small patches of water as well. Due to the hazards that are present water restoration is best left to the professionals.
Call Calgary Water & Flood if you live in Calgary and require restoration services.