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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 – Baton Rouge Louisiana – United Fire & Water Damage of Louisiana LLC
Flood Room – Water Damage #101 – United Fire & Water Damage of LA, LLC
Flood Room / Xtreme Extractor, weighted extraction tool – Water Damage #101 Baton Rouge LA. United Fire & Water Damage of LA, LLC
Water remaining in carpet pad after extraction with carpet cleaning wand – Water Damage #101 Baton Rouge LA – United Fire & Water Damage of LA, LLC
Moisture identification using infrared technology – Water Damage Baton Rouge – United Fire & Water Damage of LA, LLC
Weighted extraction using Xtreme Extractor – Water Damage Baton Rouge – United Fire & Water Damage of Baton Rouge LA


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.


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