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Many homeowners will have to contend with water damage in the house at one time or another. As long as the damage is spotted early, though, excess moisture can be dealt with. This may not always be possible, especially when dealing with a burst pipe, sewage backflow, flood, or other sudden catastrophe.

In the event of a major disaster, restoration professionals will need to respond as soon as possible to minimize water damage in the home. Upon removing all standing water from the building, technicians will identify which items are salvageable and which are not. Normally, any organic materials that come in contact with contaminated liquid will have to be restored. Once the space is clear of debris, the professionals will dry the area out with fans and dehumidifiers and identify any possible mold contamination.

Restoration professionals have to handle a number of complex processes when managing a job site. It is extremely important that this job is done thoroughly as any mistakes or oversight may leave lingering health risks behind for the occupants. For these reasons, a homeowner should only consider restoration professionals certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC has set the standard for training restoration professionals for decades, introducing the best practices and equipment for every situation.

Source: IICRC