When your home is flooded and threatened by water damage we have the expertise, hi-tech equipment and trained professionals to help you. You should not leave this emergency in inexperienced hands. We boast varied water removal equipment that is top of the line. We have moisture detectors to measure moisture saturation, we also use infrared camera to identify where the water comes from; plus, we also have submersible pumps to get rid of the water as well as portable extraction units.
Our job does not only end once the water has been removed; we also do sanitizing, germicides and anti-microbial treatments.
Water damage is categorized by levels depending on how polluted the water source was that caused the damage. The three categories are the following:
Water from a clean water source, like a fresh water line for a dishwasher. This water will not cause illness or any ill effects.
Water that may cause illness through contact. It may have bacteria in it,
Water that is highly contaminated. Contact can cause severe illness or death. Think sewage backup, an overflowing toilet, or storm waters.
Even though water may start out as category 1, that doesn’t mean it will stay that way. Any contamination that the water touches, such as dirty carpeting or soil from the ground, can change water damage category to 2 or even category 3. And since standing breeds bacteria, the longer the water is around, the worse the contamination of your property.
More contamination can mean that the restoration team will have to use more aggressive measures to clean your structure and property, and it might mean that soft furnishings, like your carpet and the carpet pad, may have to be discarded for your safety.
Water damage can be dangerous and expensive, so preventing water damage is an important part of home maintenance. But if you know the basics of what to do once it happens, you can prevent it from doing its worst.