Water Damage Classification

Water Damage Classification in Gainesville, Ocala and Lake City, FL

In addition to strong rains and storms, there are a few other scenarios that can cause indoor flooding. Bathtub overflow, backed-up toilets, and leaking pipes can create a flood. But unlike their natural occurring counterparts, these events can be easily resolved. Of course, performing initial repairs followed by an area cleanup will keep the damages confined, and although this process is simple to do, it is best that you leave that job to the professionals.

Dreyer's DKI is the Solution

The professionals at Dreyer's DKI are trained to effectively repair and remove the damage caused by water. Not all flooding scenarios are the same, and there is a proper way to handle each situation. Faced with this problem, the first thing we'll do is observe the scene to determine what class of water damage we are facing. Your situation may fall into one of these four classifications:

Class 1: Least Amount of Water

Least Amount of Water

This scenario has the least volume of water, and lowest rate of absorption and evaporation. The damage may only affect one room or area, or low-lying items that are made from porous materials (e.g. plywood, structural wood, concrete, etc.) The carpet or flooring in the room experiences little to no wetness, and absorbent items have taken very little moisture.

Class 2: Large Amount of Water

Large Amount of Water

Class 2 is similar to class 1, but this time, even your carpets and cushions are affected. The water level must at least rise between 12 to 24 inches, and there is moisture still remaining in the structural materials.

Class 3: Great Amount of Water

Great Amount of Water

For a situation to fall under class 3, water must have flooded the entire area. The cause of the flooding may have come from overhead, and everything in the area – from the ceiling to the floor – is saturated.

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Class 4: Special Drying Process

Materials with lower permeability levels need to be dried in a specific manner in order to preserve their form. Items such as hardwood and plaster take a longer time to dry. Putting them through a special drying process will keep them from deteriorating and allow them to dry faster.  

If ever you encounter any of these classifications, contact Dreyer's DKI and we’ll be right on our way. Our experience has given us the advantage to effectively handle all types of water damage, which include:

  • Flooding
  • Burst pipe
  • Appliance overflow
  • Bathroom overflow and back-ups
  • Secondary damage (e.g. mold and mildew, wood rotting, etc.)

Contact us today and give us a call at 352-403-0085. All of our services are available to properties situated in the surrounding areas of Gainesville, Ocala and Lake City, Florida.