Water Damage Cleaning & Restoration
Every year, 20% of all residential homes suffer water damage to a certain degree and require a professional water damage cleaning service to restore the home and prevent further damage.
The percentage of water damage in commercial, industrial, and retail buildings is nearly as high. The most common source of water loss is a failure within the structure itself, such as a plumbing or appliance breakdown. Once a loss happens the clock starts ticking; water can run rampant; destroying carpeting, cabinetry, trim, furniture, electronics, and anything else it touches. Hiring a certified water restoration company can turn a devastating loss into a minor hassle!
Our technicians are trained and certified to minimize the loss as quickly as possible.
Identifying the Loss Type
Water losses can be broken down into three different categories. Being able to identify a loss is the first step to properly and safely treating the loss:
Generally referred to as "Clean Water " within the industry, these losses contain no contaminates that are considered harmful to living organisms. A broken water supply line or a knocked over water cooler, for example, are category 1 losses.
Generally referred to as "Gray Water ", these losses contain a significant amount of contaminates. These types of losses can be harmful to people and animals given prolonged exposure or consumption. Examples of gray water would be dishwasher water discharges or toilet bowl overflows with only water and urine.
Generally referred to as "Black Water ", these losses are grossly contaminated. Class 3 losses provide a significant health risk to people and animals that are exposed to it. Black Water examples would be sewage losses, flooding from outside, Class 2 losses that have remained untouched for 48 or more hours, or toilet overflows that originated from beyond the toilet trap.