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 […]

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 […]

Crawlspace Drying

Drying a crawlspace has special challenges. Because crawlspaces tend to be low and have no power they can be hard to dry. It is also usually a pretty dirty job. One of the biggest issues that we run into when dealing with crawlspaces is access. Not all crawlspaces have entrances, or they are not sufficient […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]