Water Damage Restoration Steps and classes of Water
Water Damage Restoration has 3 main steps of as A, B, C.
A. Remove as much water as quickly as possible in a liquid form.
B. Vaporize the remaining moisture as quickly as possible.
C. Remove the vaporized air as quickly as possible.
Classes of Water Damage
Class 1: Slow evaporation rate: Water losses that affects only part of a room or area, where minimum moisture is absorbed by material.
Class 2: Fast evaporation rate: Water losses that affect the entire room or carpet and water has picked up walls 12 – 24″.
Class 3: Fastest evaporation rate: Water may have come from overhead, ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, cushion and sub-floor and the entire area is saturated.
Class 4: Specialty drying situations. These consist of wet materials with very low presence/porosity (hardwood, plaster, brick, concrete, stone, crawlspaces). Typically, there are deep pockets of saturation, which normally require very low specific humidity.
For drying the water damage area we need to know the class of water involved, the size of area affected and the dehumidification option.