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1 Mooring USA Education Program Presented by: Rick Linahan, President Water Damage CE Course 1

2 BCH From 290 Westbound: Exit West Little York and continue straight on the service road Turn right at the 2 nd light which is the North Beltway 8 service road Continue straight on the service road and turn right at the first light, Gulf Bank BCH visitor entrance is the first driveway on the right From 290 Eastbound: Exit 529/Senate/Beltway 8 and continue on the service road Turn left after the 3 rd light which is the North Beltway 8 service road Continue straight on the service road and turn right at the first light, Gulf Bank BCH visitor entrance is the first driveway on the right

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4 BCH From Southbound Sam Houston Parkway: Exit West Rd. and continue straight through the 1 st light on the Beltway 8 service road Turn left at the 3 rd light, Gulf Bank (BLUE ARROWS) Continue through the immediate light (BLUE ARROWS) BCH visitor entrance is the first driveway on the right (YELLOW ARROW) From Northbound Sam Houston Parkway: Exit West Little York and continue straight through the 1 st light Turn right at the 2 nd light onto the Highway 290 Eastbound service road Turn left after the 1st light which is the North Beltway 8 service road Continue straight on the service road and turn right at the first light, Gulf Bank (ORANGE ARROWS) BCH visitor entrance is the first driveway on the right (YELLOW ARROW)

5 OUTLINE Types of Water Intrusion Inspection Tools Types of Damage Classifications of Water Secondary Damage Carpet Construction Wet Carpet Restoration Dehumidification Electronics, Corrosion Control and Documents Review Types of Water Intrusion Windstorm Burst Pipes Defective Appliances Sewer Backup Toilet Overflow 2

6 Quick Response is the Answer to Mitigating the Loss in Water Damage Classifications of Water Damage Sources Category 1: Originates from a sanitary source Category 2: Contains significant contamination Category 3: Grossly Contaminated 3

7 Category 1 Water Source Broken water supply lines Tub or Sink Overflow no contaminants Appliance Malfunction Broken Toilet Tanks/bowls no contaminants Melting ice or snow falling rain water Contaminated Category 2 Water Sources Overflows from dishwashers Overflows from washing machines Broken aquariums Punctured water beds 4

8 Category 2 Water Source Contain chemicals and pollutants which can cause sickness and carry nutrients for microorganisms Time and temperature will significantly alter the contamination levels of any category Temperature Grossly Unsanitary Category 3 Water Sources Contains pathogenic agents Sewage containing chemicals and medical wastes Sea water Rising water from rivers carrying silt and organic matter 5

9 Types Of Molds & Potential Health Effects Many types of molds exist. All molds have the potential to cause health effects. Molds can produce allergens that can trigger allergic reactions or even asthma attacks in people allergic to mold. Others are known to produce potent toxins and /or irritants. Potential health concerns are an important reason to prevent mold growth and to remediate/clean up any existing indoor mold growth." US EPA Antimicrobials / Biocides Biocides: Generally provide short- term kill of microbes Sodium hypochlorite Chlorine dioxide Quaternary ammonium compounds 6

10 Water Damage Restoration Carpets and Structure Wet Carpet Restoration Damage accelerates if carpet, wood flooring, drywall and other structural materials and contents remain wet Odors intensify Molds can colonize To avoid replacement, restoration should begin as soon as possible 7

11 Reduce the Damage Place furnishings on wooden blocks Elevate window coverings Vacuum standing water Place air movers and dehumidifiers Remediation Options Carpet and cushion/pad removal Dry on location 8

12 Wet Carpet Restoration Vacuum excessive water Remove carpet Remove wet pad Remove remainder of water on subflooring Wet Carpet Restoration Carpets dried in a restoration facility are elevated by hoist on to racks into a special drying area 9

13 11/8/2013 Wet Carpet Restoration After drying, clean and deodorize in place p Prompt response can reduce replacement Drying on Location Carpets can be dried on location using g dehumidification and high g velocity air movers 10

14 Evaluating Structural Materials After evaluation of carpet and cushion You must evaluate Structural Materials: Hardwood Flooring Sub floor Materials Drywall Insulation Inspection Tools Thermal Imaging Moisture Meter Penetrating Non-penetrating 11

15 What is Infrared Thermography? Infrared thermography is the technique for producing an image of invisible (to our eyes) infrared light emitted by objects due to their thermal condition. Thermal Imaging Camera Infrared (IR) thermographic inspection camera noninvasive means of monitoring and diagnosing the condition of wet buildings Dark blue indicates moisture in the drywall 12

16 Thermal Imaging Camera Moisture in flooring Thermal Imaging Camera 13

17 11/8/2013 Thermal Imaging Camera Moisture in walls behind vinyl wall covering Drying Wood Flooring Wooden Floors: Introduce airflow to flooring g surfaces and sub-surfaces as soon as possible 14

18 Inside Ceilings and Wall Cavities Drying wall cavities with forced air Drill holes between studs Install air directional vents Install dehumidifiers Monitor using moisture meters Dehumidification 15

19 Basic Principals of Dehumidification The rate of evaporation is determined by : Humidity Temperature Air Movement Permanence of the material Benefits Dehumidification drying can save Dehumidification drying can save soft goods, paper products and other valuables Can also save structural items such as drywall, baseboards, solid wood flooring etc. 16

20 Most Important Aspect of Restoration: Controlling Humidity Humidity increases dramatically after air movers are installed A Drying System is Out of Balance When a Dehumidifier Cannot Keep Up With the Rate of Evaporation 17

21 A Drying System is Balanced When it Dehumidifies as Fast or Faster than the Rate of Evaporation Refrigerant Units Pulls humid air over evaporation coils (works by condensation) Work best at warmer temperatures, high humidity and on porous materials Low Grain Refrigerant Latest technology Conventional Most jobs are best served by the refrigerant system 18

22 Desiccant Units Humid air passes over a desiccant pad that absorbs moisture Works well in low temperatures and large areas and low permeance materials for example wood flooring and cabinets Types of Damage When humidity levels exceed 60% water vapor is absorbed by materials in the structure creating secondary damage. Doors delaminate Microbial growth begins Wallpaper releases Carpet delaminates 19

23 Secondary Damage Damage that is not caused as a direct result of primary damage Commonly caused by increasing the evaporation rate without proper humidity control Secondary Damage 20

24 Relative Humidity An acceptable range of indoor humidity for health and comfort is between 30% and 50% ASHRA (Standard for commercial buildings and schools) Returning a Building to its Original Balance of Moisture Extraction Air Movement Reduce Humidity using dehumidification 21

25 Preventing Odor Causing Bacteria Dry all materials quickly Application of a EPA registered antimicrobial Classifying Antimicrobials Sterilizer: An antimicrobial that kills all microorganisms and spores Disinfectant: An antimicrobial that kills (95%+) of microorganisms but not all spores Sanitizer: An antimicrobial that reduces microorganisms to acceptable levels 22

26 Antimicrobials Alcohol s (ethanol, isopropanol) 60-90% Quaternary Ammonium Compound % Glutaraldehydes 2% Hypochlorite 5,000 PPM free chlorine (1:10) Common Carpet Construction 23

27 Tufted Carpet Construction Carpet Padding Rebond pad Polyurethane (foam) Felted Sponge rubber Waffle Slab 24

28 Wet Carpet Restoration Damage accelerates if carpet remains wet Odors intensify Molds can colonize To avoid replacement, restoration should begin as soon as possible Place furnishings on wooden blocks Elevate window coverings Vacuum standing water Place air movers and dehumidifiers Wet Carpet Restoration Remove carpet Remove wet pad Vacuum excessive water Apply EPA antimicrobial 25

29 Wet Carpet Restoration After drying, clean and deodorize in place Prompt response can reduce replacement Corrosion Control Electronics Restoration Industrial Restoration 26

30 Corrosion Control Cleaned using swabs, artist s t brushes, air brushes and vacuums All parts are rinsed and well dried A number 2 Lube or rust band is applied to prevent further rusting and corrosion Measuring Corrosion Potential ph acidity Even a light acid exposure may cause corrosion The higher the humidity the more active the corrosive elements will be 27

31 Measuring Corrosion Potential Most common corrosive contaminant is hydrogen chloride Halogenides testing is a very effective method to determine these concentrations Electronic Restoration Televisions Stereo components Computers Industrial main frame computers Basic approach to controlling contamination ti on each is similar 28

32 Electronic Restoration Immediate action is necessary to stabilize and allow equipment to be restored If action is not taken, irreparable damage will occur Magnetic Media Restoration Magnetic media threatened by contaminants when exposed to water p Contamination is generated by heat, smoke, and water 29

33 DOCUMENT RESTORATION Document Restoration Save valuable records, documents, archives or anything that might be irreplaceable Again, time is of the essence! 30

34 11/8/2013 Documents Emergency Response Have documents or papers frozen!!! Freeze Drying Documents still frozen, are placed inside the true freeze drying chamber Have documents or papers to While the documents are still frozen, they are placed inside the true freeze drying chamber The freeze drying theory is sublimation: taking water from a frozen state to a gas without going through the liquid state The liquid state is where damage occurs 31

35 Sublimation The freeze drying theory is sublimation, take water from a frozen solid state to a gas without going through a liquid state Liquid state is where damage occurs The First 24 Hours Respond quickly Eliminate source of water Implement restorative drying procedures Eliminate health and safety hazards Protect contents and structure from secondary damage 32

36 Stop Further Damage Elevate all furniture, draperies, and soft goods on or near wet surfaces Remove shoes, clay pots, magazines, papers, etc. lying on the floor Utilize in-structure drying resources to expedite drying: HVAC system Exhaust fans Ceiling fans Restorative Drying Procedures Removal of excess water, health and safety hazards Install air moving equipment Install dehumidification equipment Structural & document drying Remove and replace damaged carpet padding Treat for microbial contamination Clean and deodorize carpets and upholstery Electronics drying & restoration 33

37 Review Types of Water Intrusion Inspection Tools Types of Damage Classifications of Water Secondary Damage Carpet Construction Wet Carpet Restoration Dehumidification Electronics, Corrosion Control and Document Restoration PARTNERING FOR SUCCESSFUL RECOVERY QUESTIONS & ANSWERS A New Beginning A New Choice A Comprehensive Solution 11/8/

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