Category One

Today we’re going to get back to basics. Category one water damage. This is the basic kind of water damage and the type we run into most often. So what is it? Category one water is water damage resulting from fresh water. It’s the water that’s coming from your faucet. Because it is so common … 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

How Water Hides

Why is water so hard to find? Because of the way it moves. Water is very good at hiding and even though water is essential to life, it can be one of the most destructive hazards attacking your home. It’s so good at hiding that sometimes we can’t even see it’s there and special meters … Continued

Antimicrobial Application

Antimicrobials are an important step to any mold or water remediation. Using an antimicrobial does not count as mold remediation on its own. This is why just using bleach won’t fix your mold problem. Antimicrobial must be used in conjuncture with removal of the source issue. All contaminated materials must be removed before the use … 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

Evaporation Potential

As promised we’re going to talk about evaporation potential today. Evaporation Potential is key to drying your home. We work with evaporation potential on a daily basis to help get people’s lives back to normal. So what is evaporation potential? Evaporation potential is a formula that gives a value to the difference between vapor pressure … 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

Category 2

What is category 2 water? This question is not as simple to answer as category 1 and category 3. Being that it is an in between stage for water loss it takes a little more effort to figure out. You see, category 1 is easy because it is obvious. Category 1 comes from a clean … Continued

Sewage Clean Up

Sewage clean up is nasty. There’s no way to sugar coat it. Raw sewage and the cleaning process involved are messy, smelly, and dangerous. Nobody wants to have a water damage loss that involves sewage, but it happens anyway. There are many reasons it can happen. It can be as simple as a child flushing … Continued

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