What IICRC Training Means for You

Today we’re going to discuss what IICRC training means for you. As a customer it is important to make sure that you work with a qualified professional. In order to do this a training standard must be set. This standard is set by the IICRC. Working with an IICRC certified technician helps make sure the … Continued

IICRC

The IICRC is the regulatory group that sets the standard for water restoration professionals. It stands for the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. They are a non-profit organization that serves many countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. They are also recognized as a knowledgeable resource for … Continued

Air Filtration

Air filtration can be an important step when it comes to water removal. As water is extracted airborne particles can lower the air quality of a room. This could be a serious health issue, so it is important to use an air filtration system when this happens. The air filtration systems we use are called … Continued

Air Flow

If you’ve been following our blog we recently covered evaporation potential. Now we’re going to learn about air flow. Air flow uses our knowledge of evaporation potential to help us remove water safely and quickly. Getting the air to move in an area effected by water damage may seem like a simple thing to do, … Continued

End of 2013

So it’s the end of 2013. It’s been a great year. We’ve accomplished a lot and have a long ways to go. Here are some things that happened at The Flood Team that you may not have known about. We’d like to share them as our holiday letter. First and foremost we helped a ton … Continued

Busted Pipes

This week we were going to talk about evaporation potential, but considering the cold snap of weather that has hit us we wanted to talk about another topic. So evaporation potential will have to wait till next week. Instead today we’ll be talking about busted pipes. Did you know that busted pipes account for a … Continued

Free Water & Bound Water

Free water, bound water and water vapor are the topic of today’s blog. When it comes to water damage there are three ways that water exists in wood. How the water is contained will determine how it is removed. Let’s start with free water. Free water is in a liquid phase that exists within the … Continued

Moisture Mapping

Moisture mapping is a key process here at The Flood Team. It’s one of the first things we do when we show up at a water damage loss. Moisture mapping is important for insurance, billing, proper cleaning and checking our work. Moisture mapping is a lot like it sounds. When a person has a water … Continued

Box Out

This week we want to talk about doing a box out. After speaking about cross contamination last week we thought we would expand upon that idea and talk about a box out. A box out is a service that many people don’t realize they need. They also don’t know that a lot of times a … Continued

Extreme Extraction

Extreme extraction is one of the many services we offer. Though water extraction has always been something we offer, extreme extraction is a little bit newer. If you’ve ever had your carpets cleaned or dealt with water damage then you’ve probably seen what a standard extraction machine looks like. It looks kind of like a … Continued

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