Water Damage Restoration

(815)-893-9993

The Process

Each situation is different and a customized mitigation plan will be determined based on the actual circumstances, but the general process is as follows:

The initial contact is made and information is gathered to begin the process. If the source of the water has not been corrected, this will need to happen before we can begin our process.

An onsite inspection is set up to get an assessment of the specific situation/damages etc. We will determine just how far the water and moisture has travelled and which building materials have been affected using the latest technology moisture meters, sensors and thermal imaging cameras.

Categories of Water Loss

The Category of water loss is identified which will help to provide the specifics of exactly what will need to be done for the specific project. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) identifies 3 categories of water as follows:

CATEGORY 1 - CLEAN WATER

Category 1 includes water that originates from a sanitary source and does not pose substantial risk for humans. This category is commonly referred to as “clean water”.

CATEGORY 2 - GRAY WATER

Water that contains significant contamination and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if consumed by or even contacted by humans. This category is commonly referred to as “Gray Water”.

CATEGORY 3 - BLACK WATER

Water that is grossly contaminated and unsanitary and can cause severe discomfort and sickness. This category is commonly referred to as “Black water”.

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Identify the Category

The category of water loss is identified which will help to provide the specifics of exactly what will need to be done for the specific project

Mitigation Plan

We will use IICRC standards and guidelines and put together a specific emergency services and mitigation plan that will allow us to properly restore the site.

Cleaning & Sanitization

Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting may be necessary depending on the category of water and specific circumstances to the loss. We use EPA registered disinfectants and antimicrobials on all of our projects

The Next Steps

Once the water category is identified, the mitigation plan can be put together. Some situations and water categories call for removal/demolition of some building materials.

Once we have determined the specifics of the loss at your property, we will use IICRC standards and guidelines and put together a specific emergency services and mitigation plan that will allow us to properly restore the site.

Water Extraction

Water extraction is usually the first step to begin the mitigation process. We use state of the art truck mounted extraction equipment to perform this critical step. The extraction process can eliminate up to 85% of the water/moisture introduced into the structure. This will greatly assist in getting the property dried out as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Drying Process

Once any necessary water extraction and building material removal has been completed, the surviving wet building materials will be dried out using the latest industrial drying equipment.

 The equipment placed will be monitored throughout the drying process to determine when the drying process has progressed to drying goals. Once all of the drying goals have been met the drying equipment can be removed from the property.

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Give us a call, 24/7/365, or if your request is less urgent you can choose to send us an email using the contact form.

(815)-893-9993

111 Erick St #121, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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