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Water Damage Restoration Technicians from ServiceMaster DSI are Available for Disasters in Indianapolis, IN

November 13th, 2015 · No Comments

Water damage can come in many forms. When most people think of serious water damage, they think of badly flooded basements caused by torrential rains. This kind of damage is devastating, but there are other forms of water damage that can occur in the greater Indianapolis area, such as burst pipes, overflowing toilets, damage from home fires, and even water damage behind walls in bathrooms. Our technicians are specialists in water damage restoration, and we go beyond just removing the water; we dry and repair the area as well.

Being a water damage restoration technician means more than simply knowing how to remove water from an area. Our specialists will come in armed with the know-how and the experience to determine the kind of damage and the best course of action to remediate the water damage.

The IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification), which sets the standards for the cleaning industry and water damage restoration training, states there are several different levels and classes involved in liquid destruction. From the IICRC’s S-500 standards, there are three categories describing the type of liquid involved:

  • Category 1. This is liquid from a clean and sanitary source; faucets, toilets, etc.
  • Category 2. Sometimes called gray water, this liquid can cause illness if ingested. Dishwasher, washing machine water, etc.
  • Category 3. Serious and dangerously unsanitary water. May contain feces, sewer back up, and deadly microorganisms.

Along with the three categories, the technician must be able to diagnose the class of destruction:

  • Class 1. Slow evaporation rate, small part of the room affected, damp carpet, and affected materials such as concrete or plywood are minimally damaged.
  •  Class 2. Entire room is affected, fast evaporation rate, wetness spreading as far as a foot up the walls, and moisture remains in the walls or structural materials. A badly flooded basement after a rain would be a good example.
  • Class 3. This class has the fastest evaporation rate, and ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, and sub-floors are all saturated. The liquid may have come from overhead, common in burst pipe scenarios or fire damage.
  •  Class 4.  Very severe damage, saturated areas, all parts of the room and flooring affected. This class is labeled as specialty drying situation and requires a high knowledge of what to do to prevent further damage and may also need mold remediation services. Fire damage is a common scenario for a class 4 situation.

As you can see, there’s far more to water restoration than just getting the water out. ServiceMaster DSI of Indianapolis has trained water damage restoration staff on call 24/7 days a week no matter the severity of your water damage. Trust us to diagnose and help with the best removal tools available! Call us today for more information on the help you need.

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