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Water Damage Classification

Water Damage Classification in Jacksonville, 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. Unlike natural disasters, these events can typically be easily resolved. We perform initial repairs and an area cleanup to ensure the damage is confined to the affected space. Although this process may not always be challenging, water damage restoration is still a job best left 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 will do is determine what class of water damage we are facing. Your situation may fall into one of these four classifications:

Class 1: The Least Amount of Water

This scenario has the least volume of water as well as the lowest rate of absorption and evaporation. The damage may only affect one room or area, or only 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: A 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 remaining in the structural materials.

Class 3: A 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. Everything in the area, from the ceiling to the floor, is saturated.

Class 4: Special Drying Process

Materials with lower permeability levels must be dried in a specific manner 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 you have water damage in your home or office, contact Dreyer’s DKI and we will be right over. Our experience and equipment allow us to effectively handle all types of water damage, including:

  • 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 in the surrounding areas of Gainesville, Ocala, and Lake City, Florida.