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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

Timothy

Prompt service. Very helpful and explained the steps to be taken for clean up and how they would provide insurance information for claims adjustment. Would recommend them.

Christa

Such a great company to work with!

Keith

Joe was not on time he was 30 minutes early WOW!! Joe was awesome I don't think he even took a break. He was very professional and careful, did bang the walls up or make any marks dragging the hose thru the doorways to each room. I highly recommend Dreyer for all your needs. Thank you Keith

Bennett

They were very efficient and answered my call at a moments notice. I highly recommend Dreyer’s for anyone with water damages.

Jennifer

They were at the house within a few hours of us calling and immediately got to work. They have been very good with communication with me and my insurance company.

NANCY

Had some mold concerns in my home and the Project manager was so helpful. He helped me understand what was going on and advised me to keep my ac on when I was awa. I would definitely recommend using them if you have an concerns about mold in your home.

Spotlight

Very efficient and thorough.

Clay

Derek and Topher from Dreyer’s were great! Knew exactly what they were doing and contained the problem fast!

Jessica

Great people, and great work done by Kyle B and Vic!

Gina

DKI was WONDERFUL! They came in after we experienced a pipe burst in our shower which was recently remodeled by Morgan Exteriors. DKI went to bat for us submitting pictures and communicated with Morgan's Jacksonville manager on our behalf. Which was very helpful. The crew (Oscar) was professional, very responsive and did quality work with the clean up, removal of the wet flooring and dry up. They...

Jewlz

Desmond helped clean up and dry my laundry room when the washer valve wouldn’t shut off. Very professional and quick response time.

Sydney

Ricardo, Kyle, and Jackson were all super helpful in an unexpected leak situation in my apartment. The process was very quick and their work was great!

Michelle

Desmond was professional and patient with everything. Will definitely call them again for any restoration my home may need.

Joseph

Pleased, on schedule, on time, reasonable price

Dieu

Excellent services, professional manner. Thank You Dreyer DKI.

Brenda

Dreyer's was fast to get us on the schedule and our carpets looked great when they were done!

Sandra

Excellent service. First company I have ever hired that communicated eta at all times. Clean non-smoking staff. Super respectful of my belongings. Easy to work with and communicated process every step of the way during a very stressful process for my family due to water damage. Contained dust to work area. Highly recommend.

Colette

Very pleased with Austin and Rick doing some work in my 2 bathrooms. They left the place clean and their work was very professional and thorough.We were impressed by both of them.

Colette

Very pleased with Austin and Rick doing some work in my 2 bathrooms. They left the place clean and their work was very professional and thorough.We were impressed by both of them.

Diana

They did a great job and were very professional about everything will definitely use them again if ever needed.

David

I highly recommend Dreyers Carpet care. The past 5 times I have used Joe, Victor & Kyle and they have all done great work for me. I especially like the new products Kyle used this past week. They are AMAZING especially after hosting a house full for 4th of July. Everything is super clean and I am happy with their work.

Dieu

Excellent services per Ricardo and Matthew, very professional and courtesy. Thank You all for your services.

Peter

Ricardo, Junior and Matt were competent, helpful, friendly, and communicative.

Laura

Dreyer's is incredible! We experienced a busted pipe which led to water and mold damage. They were able to come out to the house, rip out what needed to come up, get everything dried out (which was no small feat), and treat the mold all in less than a week. At one point, I came back to the house (we were in an Airbnb) to get some things and was apparently pretty quiet because they didn't realize I...

Marcia

Dreyer's DKI was very responsive, coming to our home during a holiday weekend. They tore out all of our water-damaged flooring, drywall, and baseboard, and placed fans and dehumidifiers around the house. They also took my area rug and pad to have it cleaned. I'm only giving 4 stars because I don't have the rug back yet, so I don't know how it will look.