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Sanitary Categorization in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Ocala & Lake City, FL

When we provide water damage restoration, we are also working to prevent secondary mold and structural damage to your home. Our clean-up plan is customized based on the extent and type of water damage present.

The IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification) sets the standards for the cleaning industry, as well as for water damage restoration training. There are different levels involved when dealing with water damage.

These different categories can be easily identified. The next time you call your local restoration company, it will be much easier to guide your technician in forming the perfect water damage restoration plan for your home.

Category 1: Clean Water

Category 1 means that the water damage was caused by clean water. Clean water comes from a sanitary source, such as a drinking fountain, faucet, or bathtub. Category 1 can immediately turn into category 2 or 3 if given enough time. 

This is the easiest restoration level with a slow evaporation rate. With category 1 water, only part of the room is affected, and the area does not include permeable materials. This can be easily cleaned up and there are no health hazards involved.

Category 2: Gray Water

An example of category 2 water is the overflow coming from a malfunctioning dishwasher or washing machine. Category 2 water has been used to clean something, including to clean food, dirt, and bodily fluids in general.

This level is a little more challenging because we look past the origin of the water and check out other factors. The air circulation inside the room, the indoor temperature of the home, and the overall cleanliness can help determine how much disinfectant is needed. The evaporation rate is quicker, so it can affect your walls or floors more easily. Beware of unmanaged moisture when dealing with this level, as it can lead to mold growth.

Category 3: Black Water

This is a backup or overflow from toilets, sewers, and even septic systems. This kind of water can contain human or animal waste, also known as sewage. Black water carries diseases, viruses, and bacteria. If not cleaned quickly, it can harm your health. Water damage of this level requires the removal of porous materials, such as carpet, drywall, cushions, etc. because anything that black water has touched could endanger your health.

This kind of water damage requires hot water extraction and disinfectant. In most cases, items affected by black water will need to be repaired or thrown out. Category 3 has the fastest evaporation rate and almost every part of your home can absorb black water.

Get Help Fast with Dreyer’s DKI

If you have stagnant water in your home, never let it stay for too long. If left alone, there is a high chance that it can breed mold that causes respiratory problems. Dreyer’s DKI will use the most advanced tools and techniques to erase all traces of water damage, so that the extraction and drying process can begin.

By making our services quick and effective, we minimize water cleanup costs and repairs, increasing your chances of reusing your carpet or other belongings before they sustain irreparable water damage.

Our diverse restoration services also include floor cleaning, fire damage restoration, storm damage restoration and water damage restoration

We provide service in the surrounding areas of Gainesville, Ocala and Lake City, Florida.

Feel free to contact Dreyer’s DKI today at 352-403-0085 if you have any other questions or concerns.

Testimonials

Susan

The service was way more than what I expected. The technician was knowledgeable respectful and on time. The carpets looked brand new when he was done and we had been in this apartment for four years.

Hondo

Austin Sizemore and Ricardo Deleon were a pleasure to work with! Very professional and friendly! I would highly recommend their services!

Bill / Cody Martin /

Brett and JR did a great job for me fast friendly and professional.

Sean

Had Dreyer's do a Duct cleaning at one of our rentals because the tenants complained about an oder. The 2 guys who did the work were very professional. I would definitely recommend them for Duct cleaning.

Shameika

Dreyer's DKI came out and checked for mold in my condo on the Beach. They didn't find any thank goodness. They did however tell me how I can lower the humidity in my home. The inspector was very professional and I appreciate their honesty. Would definitely recommend Dreyer's DKI if you even think you may have mold.

richard

All technicians were curtious.. they were thorough and quick they explained the process and tried to normalize our lives. We had just moved in and hadn't even unpacked, so we were stressing really bad. They assured us it would go ok. We had enjoyable experience with this company. Thanks to all of staff that handled in problem..

Ann Marie

I want to thank everyone at Dreyer’s DKI for the quick service they provided once my leak was detected and fixed. Andy Verdon was first on site within 15 minutes of my call. He coordinated everything and helped with getting my homeowners claim started. Brett Summers was the team lead who took care of the tear out of my water damaged vanity and floor and set up all the equipment for the dry out a...

David

We had some water damage and needed help. Dreyer's was there for the job. I was not disappointed by their work. I appreciate everything they did for us.

Lee

Both of my bathrooms flooded on a Saturday evening. I called them snd they were they an hour quicker than expected.. they completed the job in a quick and professional manner ad promised. WISH I COULD GO 6 STARS

jennifer

Love this company!! I’ve dealt with others in the past and nothing compares to Dryers, the work was amazing the office response time was amazing and my husband and I were more then pleased with the service that was done.

Hunter

Such a great crew, very hard working. Got the job done very quick. Julian was such a hard worker I thought that boy was a machine the was he never stopped working!!!! Give that man a raise!! Highly recommend dki

Florida

Very professional team. Got in and out in no time. Julian was by far the hardest worker. That guy was like Superman couldn’t believe my eyes. Highly recommend!!!!

Martha

Ana is amazing. She is so sweet and willing to help work around your schedule.

Eleazer

I can not say enough wonderful thing about this company ,and this team Michael G, Austin S and Bob S..They came to my home set up equipment to dry out and stop mold from getting worse. I will recommend them in the future..thanks again DKI Dreyers..Barb D

Kevin

Rob A and the extended Dreyer's DKI team are simply amazing. When it comes to disaster cleanup needs, think of them as a 5-star NASCAR pit crew. They work fast and are thorough....which gets them a 4-star rating, but they earn the 5th star due to their communication and friendly disposition.

A M

The technicians from Dreyers were terrific. Unfortunately, our flooding in one bedroom occured on a Friday night but they promptly came within a short time and stayed until 1 AM to get all equipment set up and operational. Everything worked properly and they returned to get their equipment when promised. They followed through with paperwork for unsurance. They were excellent. We recommend! PS Have...

Max

Dreyer's and their team were courteous, honest and professional. They were forthright in all their dealings and did exactly what they said would and could. They were so honest that when insurance denied the claim, Dreyer's recommended a contractor to handle the rest of the job in order to save on cost. Highly recommended.

Jeannie

Friday evening and early into Saturday morning I had an emergency food in my home. I called two other places that claim to have 24 hour service and was promised they would call me back. Well they did call back on Monday!!!! Thats false advertisement!!!! When I called ****** *** they sent Junior and ****** who couldnt have been more professional and did a great job of treating my problems. They wil...

Jeannie

Friday evening and early into Saturday morning I had an emergency food in my home. I called two other places that claim to have 24 hour service and was promised they would call me back. Well they did call back on Monday!!!! Thats false advertisement!!!! When I called ****** *** they sent Junior and ****** who couldnt have been more professional and did a great job of treating my problems. They wil...

Charlotte

We had Dreyer’s clean our carpets and they did a greasy job! Quick, efficient, and totally professional! Pricing was very fair. Would highly recommend if you need carpets cleaned before moving out or just for a refresh!

Linda

Great job!

Laura Ann

Ana was fabulous to work with and carpet technician was on time, efficient and pleasant. Thank you!

Jeff

Very professional and would highly recommend!!

Kim

We had several water leakage in laundry room that was also seeping into kitchen under new flooring. Called a plumber he found the source & recommended that we call DKI Restoration since he noted another of water damage. Called right away & John Fusco, Mitigation Mgr & Logan Barcia, Lead Technician came out immediately! Their team is remarkable, efficient & professional. The same day within hours,...

S

First off yesterday (04-06-2022) morning the young Lady at Dreyers responded quickly to our property manager's request for service. It was only a few minutes before I received a call back. I believe her name was Jess and she was calling to setup a same day appointment time to have Ricardo and Brett come out to our home to help remove rain water / moisture from the two bedrooms that had developed...