Utah water damage restoration professionals in South Cottonwood
There are only a few true fire and water restoration companies in Utah that can provide the full line of flood clean up, fire rebuilding and mold remediation services. These companies have been in business in the Salt Lake area for decades and have full time, trained technicians who are available to do emergency restoration work 24/7. They have industrial strength equipment and professional gear that they use daily on just such water damage emergencies.
Water Damage Repair and Restoration South Cottonwood
Most of the Utah Water Restoration Companies you will find on the web are marketing companies that later sell your cleanup and rebuilding job to subcontractors they never met. When there is a big demand for restoration clean up services in Utah, such as frozen and burst pipes, burst water heaters or rain and flood damage, these marketing companies call everyone who says that they can do water removal, clean up and repair to get your job. However, if they cannot find any subcontractors, your job will be abandoned.
Water Damage Restoration South Cottonwood
The other type of water removal and repair competitors are large corporate franchise restoration companies with very little connection to Utah. They do not have full line fire, water and restoration services in Utah and usually have staff that is new to the home water restoration business. Very often, the true fire and water remediation companies are asked to complete repair jobs that were started by restoration franchisees.
Carpet Cleaning Companies
There are hundreds of carpet cleaning companies in Utah that claim to be water damage restoration companies. These so called remediation experts have no water removal experience, flood damage clean up training or dehumidification equipment to complete water and flood damage repair projects. They also have no education or much experience in the science of water extraction, drying and clean up. There is very little chance that your property would be completely restored through their services. In fact, since these companies do not have any water removal, fire restoration or mold remediation experience or content restoration facilities to handle personal belongings or furniture, their so called services only delay your home’s restoration work.
When you need professionals to tackle emergency repair and rebuilding jobs in Utah, choose the Utah company you know and trust to handle your property’s remediation job. Call the disaster recovery experts that have the full time crews to handle your emergency 24/7, 365 days a year.
Residential Flood Damage Repair South Cottonwood
Have you ever come home and found your basement and the contents floating away? If so you know all about how badly water can damage your belongings and most importantly all about water damage restoration. There are many different reasons basements flood. Your job as a homeowner is to prevent water getting into your basement in the first place. Prevention is the key to prevent water damage.
The most likely reason your basement becomes flooded is due to natural causes. Rain, snow melt and flooding can all lead to rain coming in to your basement. In order to prevent this from being the source of your problems add an extra sump pump. It will cost far less than having to have water damage restoration completed in your basement. It is essential that you track the water flow away from your house. This is especially true when you live on or near a lake or river. If you are aware that a heavy rain is coming and that your home is prone to flooding another way to help is by adding sand bags to the homes foundation. This is really only in special cases that you know the rain and floods are coming. This is common with homes that are close to inland lakes and rivers in the spring season when snow is melting and the rains are heavy.
Another reason basements flood is because of the way the land around your home does not allow for penetration of the rain water. If the ground has a high water table level around your house the ground can be easily flooded. This causes the extra water to stay on the top of the lawn which could easily cause the water to flow towards the house and flood the basement. If this is the case for your home it is best to dig pathways away from your home to alleviate the gathering of water in your basement.
Another reason the puddles occur in the lawn around your home that could lead to a flood in your basement is from having an uneven yard. The best way to handle this is to make sure that any areas that are low lying are away from the home. It is also important to slope any areas around your home away from the foundation. This will prevent the water from running into the basement area of your home.
Gutters and downspouts are an important piece in directing rain water away from the base of your home. In order for them to continue to work properly you will need to keep them clean and free of debris. It is important that in the winter you keep the gutters free of ice damns to allow for water to freely move away from the house instead of building up creating an area that could puddle. Foundation cracks should be filled and gutters cleaned every six months to prevent and fix minor damage. Water seal paint can be found at most local stores and it is advisable to use it to seal the concrete blocks around the foundation.
Water damage restoration is expensive and time consuming. If water does get into your basement valuables and precious family heirlooms can be damaged. Preventing water from seeping into your basement in the first place is a lot easier, cheaper and less time consuming than dealing with the after math of water damage.
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The Water Damage Restoration Technician test by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification). Water Damage Restoration Technician is a designation that a professional restorer needs to prove that he or she is compiling with the most prevalent standards in the restoration industry. It has become increasingly important for a professional who is performing water damage restoration services to have "WRT" designation. Most companies that hire you require it and insurance companies that hire the companies that provide the service require that their technicians be certified.
Since I first took my class ninteen years ago, the material and the test have evolved greatly. There is a lot more information. The class used to be a two day class, but now it is a three day class. There are also five day classes offered that let you take the WRT/ASD (Applied Structural Drying) together. The newest WRT update was published in April of 2006. It is approved by ANSI (Approved National American Standards).
Important items you should know about the test:
Get the book from your teacher prior to attending the class (if possible). Read a few pages everyday. Usually the highlighted parts in the manual are extremely important to know and will defnitely be seen on your test.
Make sure you understand psychrometry completely.
Test has a total of one hundred and sixty multiple choice questions.
The correct answer is not always the only right answer, but rather the best answer.
Currently the answers need to be filled in on a Scantron sheet with a # 2 pencil.
There is no time limit for you to complete the test.
You need to get 75 percent to pass.
It may take up to six weeks to get your results and they are mailed directly to you.
It is also available in Spanish if you request to take it Spanish when registering.
The certification you get is a personal certification and stays with you regardless of who you work for.
Currently the test costs $50.
Cash, personal check, business check and credit cards are accepted. Checks need to be made to the IICRC.
Although I can't tell you the questions on the test, I can give you a good example of what you will see on the test. Answering the questions below will also help you in figuring out how well you'll perform on the test.
IICRC WDR Test Examples:
(1) The study of the relationship between air volume and the amount of moisture it holds at a specific temperature expressed as a percentage of that air's total moisture holding capacity is called:
(2) Harmful microorganisms present in blood or other potentially infectious materials, that could cause disease or death in humans are know as:
B) Bloodborne pathogen
(3) Any material that absorbs and retains moisture retains moisture or water vapor from air is know to be:
(4) Delamination means:
A) Seperation of primary and secondary damage
B) Seperation of primary and secondary backing
C) None of the above
D) A and B both
(5) The person at an insurance company that interprets a policy and works with contractors involved in restoration is known as?
D) Risk manager
(6) The following are potential routes of exposure for workers?
A) Inhalation, contact with mucous membranes, ingestion and dermal
B) Physical, mental, combined and thermal
C) All of the above
D) None of the above
(7) What does H.A.T.T an acronym for?
A) Hot, Alveolar, Temperature, Test
B) Hydrostatic, Absorption, Toxicity, Threshold Limit Value
C) Haitian Cotton, Absorption, Textile, Temperature
D) Humidity, Airflow, Temperature, Time
It isn't as easy as you think. If you have taken the carpet cleaning technician test before or the upholstery cleaning technician test before, you should know that unless you have a background in Biology, you will have to study hard to pass this one.
Since I received a deluge of requests from people wanting to know the answers to test for CCT. I thought I would just add a link on the my website with the answers. Visit the Magic Wand Company website below and select the Article tab then WRT Test Answers.
The purpose of the test is to make sure that a technician learns as much as possible to do his/her job well. I would be happy to help you in your endeavor to learn. Whether you need carpet cleaning supplies or restoration supplies or not, you are welcome to contact me.