Water Damage #101 – Continuing Education From United Fire & Water Damage of LA, LLC – Baton Rouge LA

Water Damage #101 takes a close look at United Fire & Water Damage of LA and their 19 years in the restoration industry. Case studies include a 5 story La Quinta Inn water damage event, Hurricane Gustav Damage at a Baton Rouge based computer services business, and a few others. We look at what caused the losses, what secondary damages occurred as a result, and how we returned each project to a pre-loss condition.

Flood Room Facility – We walk students through an actual flooded structure at our warehouse facility. We have working plumbing in the facility, and we show what a failed or inappropriately installed supply line will do to a property. We flood then show students the steps necessary to dry it out and return it to a pre-loss condition. This includes moisture identification and documentation, extraction methods and tools, different types of drying equipment including – centrifugal and axial airmovers, refrigerant and desiccant dehumidifiers, injecta dry and mat drying systems, and more.

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Baton Rouge Water Damage #101 Class

Water Damage #101

Flood Room – Water Damage #101

Flood Room / Xtreme Extractor, Weighted Extraction Tool

Water Remaining in Carpet Pad

Moisture Identification using Infrared Technology

Weighted extraction using Xtreme Extractor

Keep Drains Clean and Clear

We go through the principles of drying in a building or structure – removal of excess moisture, or extraction, evaporation, ventilation or dehumidification (or both on occasion) and how heat plays a large role in modern restoration techniques. We also study the different classes and categories of water damage – from fresh water to gray and black water.

We provide a section on some of the tools that we use in the restoration industry – from centrifugal and axial air movers, refrigerant and desiccant dehumidifiers to AFD’s – air filtration devices – or airscrubbers, ozone machines and hydroxyl generators. We also look at moisture identification tools including infrared cameras, and penetrating / non-penetrating moisture meters.

And we take a look at phycrometry – the science behind getting a structure effectively dried out. We discuss GPP or grains per pound – otherwise known as specific humidity, and why knowing this information is vital in getting a water damage project completed successfully.

Our Water Damage classes are held in Baton Rouge multiple times per quarter. See our website for upcoming dates.