WARNING: There are significant health risks as well as a high chance of injury associated with the water damage restoration process. There are also additional health risks, including severe illness and death, associated with improperly drying the structure, as there is the potential for toxic mold to be left behind as well as structural instability.
Jon-Don strongly recommends hiring a trained and certified professional to perform all water damage restoration work.
The following information is intended for use as general guidelines for Category 3 water loss cleanup. No two water losses are alike, and each situation must be treated based on the unique needs of the environment. Before tackling any water loss it is recommended that professionals attend an IICRC WRT Class, an IICRC ASD Class, and be familiar with the industry's standards of care (IICRC S500 and S520).
Category 3 water loss involves water that is grossly contaminated and can contain pathogenic, toxigenic, or other harmful agents. Such water may carry silt, organic matter, pesticides, heavy metals, regulated materials, or toxic organic substances.
Examples include, but are not limited to: sewage, toilet backflows that originate from beyond the toilet trap regardless of visible content or color, all forms of flooding from seawater, ground surface water and rising water from rivers or streams, and other contaminated water entering or affecting the indoor environment such as wind-driven rain from hurricanes, tropical storms, or other weather-related events.
The classic Water Claw just got a major upgrade: two built-in flushing ports. Now you can attach your solution line to the medium Water Claw and thoroughly flush an area while you extract–great for pet urine and major contamination removal jobs!
The Typhoon offers a powerful 0.4 HP motor with 3 run speeds for all your drying challenges. Best of all, it only draws 3.0 amps! The two onboard GFCI outlets let you daisy chain multiple air movers, so you don't have to search for extra outlets. Just plug two fans into the Typhoon to eliminate the need for extension cords and power blocks.
Two Functions—One Machine! The HVE 3000 does double duty as a stand-alone portable flood extractor OR as an inline truck mount booster.
The R250 pulls an impressive 135 pints at AHAM (80°F/60% Rh) while drawing only 8.3 amps. From epoxy-coated coils to a heavy-duty condensate pump and float switch, the newly redesigned R250 is a rugged, dependable, high-performance machine.
The DrizAir 1200 Dehumidifier from Dri-Eaz removes 64 pints at AHAM (80°F/60% Rh) with a max removal of up to 15 gallons a day. It combines all the great features of its larger cousins in a compact, portable, and stackable size that conveniently fits on your truck and maneuvers easily around the job site.
Concrobium Mold Control is a dual purpose, non-toxic antimicrobial that can be deployed during the “knock down” phases of restoration projects to control mold spore proliferation, and it can also be applied on restored surfaces for ongoing mold protection.
The ZipWall Kit is a unique containment barrier system that keeps dust, mold, and moisture from spreading into unaffected areas. If you do any type of repair work that generates dust, the ZipWall can save you countless hours of cleaning by confining dust and debris to your workspace.
ProKure V is an EPA-registered, liquid deodorizer/disinfectant/fungicide formulated for hospital use that ships dry in formula packets. Inside the formula packets are white pouches that are water activated to create ClO2 liquid, that can be sprayed, wiped or mopped on all hard, non-porous surfaces.
Use the 3M 6000 Series reusable half mask respirator with confidence in a variety of situations. It provides lightweight, comfortable protection against particulates, gases, and vapors according to NIOSH approval standards.
Unitex Heavy-Duty Contractor Debris Bags are great when you need a strong bag for hauling lots of trash and bulky debris. These black 3-mil debris bags are strong enough to handle demolition waste. A convenient tie closure makes it easy to secure full bags.