The Basics Of Water Damage Restoration Training

After taking a water damage restoration training course, there are many professional cleaning and revitalizing jobs that are available. The field is fairly specialized, and the knowledge needed is detailed and specific, particularly knowing what level of destruction is dealt with and the steps needed to restore the home or business.

Some of the basics taught in water damage restoration training is that there are three different categories of liquid, ranging over category 1 (which is moisture from a clean source, such as  faucets or water bottles), category 2 (this is moderately mixed with chemicals and could make someone ill if it were ingested, and sources could include overflow or backup from a dishwasher or clothes washer), and lastly, category 3 (liquid in the category can cause serious illness or death, and would include sewage, flooding from rivers or creeks, and stagnant moisture with bacterial properties). And there are four different classes of damage, starting with Class 1 (where the moisture is only in a small area and hasn’t permeated the building materials), to Class 2 (an entire room with noticeable moisture in the structural materials, and wicking up the walls to 12”), Class 3 (liquid has saturated the room, and permeated structural materials and the sub-floor; it may have possibly come from overhead), and last is Class 4 (at this stage, there has been a high enough volume of water and a long enough time to saturate even non-porous building materials such as stone and cement).  Courses in water damage restoration training will also cover the various types of equipment that professionals typically use in this type of work. This equipment will include infrared probes for detecting the extent of the damage, various blowers and dryers, including some that are specialized for things like hardwood floors or the insides of walls, and air scrubbers (to remove mold and other air-borne particles).