Any homeowner knows that unexpected water inside the house can result in incredibly severe damages. Imagine the effect of unplanned water leaks, floods or downpours inside of any large or small hospital. The well respected DKI Services offers premium. This service additionally includes special education by leading health and safety organizations. They certify DKI employees in expected health, safety and building code regulations set by the state where hospital is located and including other local and national laws that regulate healthcare institutions. There can be man created water problems, unexpected weather storms, natural water producing events and more situations ending with extensive and/or expensive hospital damage from the excessive water.
Every hospital should have the number for DKI on their speed dial. This company is adept at water mitigation, and they provide prompt, fast, professional, effective and compassionate water remediation and meticulous restoration after a hospital has suffered damages. These water damage leaders focus their initial attention on assessment of the damage. Then, the rapid response healthcare team gets to work preparing the area by quickly creating a barrier wall fixture. This is used temporarily to shield other hospital corridors or rooms from anything that might be present in the work area.
That wall is sealed, and the seal is airtight so even small microscopic particles and cells cannot enter into the forbidden area. The barrier process has been used by DKI since 2017. These workers know the rules for safe handling of items that may have disease causing organisms in or on them. Whenever a hospital incurs water damage, the DKI team moves to identify the water type by special categories labeled by (IICRC) The Institute of Inspection, the Cleaning and Restoration Certification. Their three categories of water are:
- Category 1: Generally considered sanitary water
- Category 2: Water significantly contaiminated
- Category 3: Gross contamination of the water
It is important for hospitals and other healthcare institutions to know the category level for the water causing the damage. If contaminated, there are items that the hospital will not deem safe to salvage. These category levels allow the emergency healthcare response team of water remediation specialists to safely determine what type of cleanup and restoration methods should be used. Less damaged items will be salvageable if the water is grossly contaminated. Contaminated water might cause disease or serious health problems.
Hospitals that have been damaged due to some water event also need to be diligent regarding possible mold infestation. Even small amounts of moisture can begin those favorable conditions that fungi like mold needs for survival. Below are the designated conditions that anyone assessing for mold damage should know.
- Little/No air circulation
- Little/No light
- Scant to large amount of moisuture
- Source of food
- Optimum temperature for mold growth
It is easy to see how rapidly mold can take off. A period with a small 5% of conditions can result in mold within only 48 to 72 hours. Hospitals do not want to risk exposing their vulnerable ill patients, so prompt action is imperative. Any moisture, water damage and mold needs expert resolution with skilled DKI professionals.