No matter what the situation, any kind of water damage is bad. Whether it is your personal technology device or your entire home or business, water can gravely affect you. Water damage can result from faulty/freezing pipes or other equipment, user errors or simply unavoidable Mother Nature. In any case, it happens when we least expect it. Not many of us take the time to fully understand the science of water damage but it could be the first step in prevention or enhancing the restoration services your business offers. With the right training and familiarity with the newest additions to the IICRC S500, your team will be ready to fight back against water damage.
Short Circuits Caused by Water Damage
Water damage in electronic equipment is typically due to two type of errors: short circuit or corrosion. A short circuit happens when an electronic device is completely submerged under water. During that period of time, the internal components become overloaded resulting in equipment failure. This type of damage cannot be seen initially nor repaired easily. Only those trained in the science of water damage and truly understand water damage restoration, along with the proper tools and technique, can potentially resolve and restore this type of equipment failure.
Water Induced Corrosion
On the other hand, corrosion might not be suspected right away. You may have experienced dropping a device in water yet still being able to use it hours or even days later. Surprisingly it will start to work right away and continue working with no issues for longer than most would expect. However, before long your device will most likely lose its functionality and completely stop working. Corrosion is visible in the form of rust. Rust corrosion is a mixture of salt, water, metal and oxygen. In some cases it can be carefully removed and function will be restored. Yet many times the corrosion areas are not accessible and professional help is needed. You can learn more about the water damage by visiting HZO and viewing the archived stories.
Water Damage Restoration Training
The best solution to water damage restoration is to learn from our expert instructors at Winners’ Circle Training Center. Our well-trained instructors and hands-on training courses provide valuable techniques and methods your technicians can apply in critical restoration projects. Instructors and students work together in our state-of-the-art slab flood house to witness and test firsthand the most effective solutions to restore equipment damaged from water. As a training facility, we pride ourselves in continuing to learn and train our instructors to effectively transfer their science of water damage knowledge to your restoration staff.
We offer several IICRC certified water damage courses to meet your needs such as Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS), Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT), Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD) and WRT-ASD Combo courses. Visit our courses page for more details on all of these specialized courses and their associated training schedules.