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Those in the restoration industry are taught in water-damage restoration schools that soaked building materials are brought to this state by a leak or a flood. In other words, to a trained and certified water-damage restoration technician (WRT) or a technician who has advanced training and certification in Applied Structural Drying, wet building materials and contents become water damaged as a result of a flooding condition. To paint a mental picture from a water-damage restoration contractor’s perspective, a flood can result from an upper floor pipe break in which cascading water comes down stairwells and ceilings.

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