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Category 1-2-3 Waterloss, Extraction and Restorative Drying

The Inner Workings of Water Extraction and Restorative Drying Just as the amount of water is important to consider when determining damage levels, so is the kind of water that's involved. Depending on the circumstances, what seems like a relatively easy cleanup can turn vastly more complex and hazardous the longer it goes unattended. At DRC Contract Cleaning and Restorative Drying, we're well-prepared to respond to each of the following three categories of waterloss:

Category I: Clean -
Watersanitary, originating from a source that does not pose substantial harm to humans

Category I: Clean - Watersanitary, originating from a source that does not pose substantial harm to humans

Category III: Black Water -
grossly contaminated, containing pathogenic, disease-causing agents
(sewage may be present)

Evaluation, Treatment and Documentation
DRC follows a strict protocol in the field, taking a step-by-step approach in the way we evaluate, treat and document our water extraction and restorative drying practices. Here is a brief overview:

Step

Category I

Category II

Category III

1 Determine extent of water migration (surface area size) and moisture content of affected areas and materials, including subfloor, wallboard, framing, cabinetry, etc.

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Extract water with a subsurface extraction tool and a high-velocity extractor designed for water removal; proper equipment will remove water within carpet while providing a cushion for increasing drying efficiency

3

 Dry carpet, pad and contents in place
 
Remove and dispose of padding Set up containment and establish negative air with HEPA filtration

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Padding should not release water when squeezed if extraction was properly completed Steam clean carpet with an EPAapproved carpet cleaning sanitizer and wipe down affected materials Remove and dispose of porous contaminated materials: carpet, pad, base, tack strips, drywall, etc.

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Use HEPA air filtration with drying equipment to scrub airborne particulates Clean with an EPA-approved
disinfectant on all sub-floors,
structural framing and other
affected hard surfaces

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Evaluate materials to be dried and cubic footage of affected area for drying equipment placement; contain unaffected areas to maximize drying efficiencies, and setup air-movers, dehumidifiers and supplemental wall-drying systems

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Consider paint, trim and wall coverings for removal, if necessary, to install wall cavity drying equipment; document atmospheric and moisture content readings at least every 24 hours; and manipulate equipment as needed until structural components reach their dry standard
 
         
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 CONTRACT CLEANING AND RESTORATIVE DRYING
  960 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte, MI 48192    (734) 282.2350  fax: (734) 282.2682

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