Understanding Water Damage
What is Water Damage?
Many people are not familiar with or truly comprehend the significance of water damage and the restoration needed to resolve the damage it causes. The majority of the population think of the term restoration as building restoration or furniture restoration. When talking about water damage restoration, the restoration industry acts in two areas. One is the process of mitigating more damage when a water disaster happens. The second covers the aftermath of water damage; cleaning, drying, repair, and construction needed to restore the structure.
The mitigation process
This process not only focuses on cleaning but also prevents further damage including water damage to carpets, cabinets, floors, and walls, as well as mold issues.
The restoration process
The restoration process cleans and dries the structure and items from the building. It also provides repair and construction services where needed.
The importance of IICRC certification
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a non-profit body for regulating the standards for the cleaning, inspection, and restoration of professional organizations in the restoration industry. The acts of water damage mitigation or restoration should comply with all the latest IICRC S500 guidelines and regulations. These guidelines are formed and administered for the benefit of the public, and it is mandatory for all restoration companies to follow them.
At SunGlo Disaster Restoration Specialists our water damage services are co-managed by Master Technicians as designated by IICRC. Our water mitigation teams are ready to respond with two trailers containing 19 dehumidifiers and 120 air movers. In fact, we offer water damage training in our SMART Center and have certified thousands of restoration specialists.
If you have a water disaster, the SunGlo professionals are here to help with your mitigation and restoration.