While water damage is a fairly common occurrence in most homes, dealing with it can still be a daunting task. When your home experiences water damage as a result of a flood or other natural disasters, it is important to act quickly in order to clean up and start the restoration process right away.
Causes Of Water Damage
Water damage can stem from:
In the long term, untreated water damage can:
Categories of Water Damage
Clean water (Category 1) – this type involves water that does not pose a threat to humans. This could stem from broken appliances or overflowing sinks, among others.
Gray water (Category 2) – this type of water is contaminated and may cause sickness if ingested. It contains toxic microorganisms that can cause serious threats to our health. Examples of this is water from broken toilets, broken sump pumps, and seepage.
Black water (Category 3) – this type of water is unsanitary, as it contains bacteria and other organisms that cause serious health issues. Black water damage can result from sewage backups and standing water contamination.
Classes Of Water Damage
Regardless of what category and class of water damage you are dealing with, our experts at ServiceMaster by Disaster Relief are here to help. We can get your property back to its pre-loss condition. We offer water removal, dehumidification, water leak detection, structural drying, and more.