Restoring Water Damaged Property
No business owner wants to think about the possibility of having a water catastrophe, but the more knowledgeable you are about the risk, the better prepared you will be if an event occurs. Standing water is the perfect scenario in which mold and other contaminants can grow. Dealing with flooding or pipe burst cleanup can be time-consuming and costly and it must be handled quickly.
There are many things to consider when managing water cleanup. Professionals are best equipped to analyze the situation. They will determine the category and class of any damage, which will aid them in developing the best plan to restore your business.
Classes - Water Damage
Class 1 – This is damage that has only compromised a small area that hasn’t absorbed much moisture.
Class 2 – Damage in this class affects an entire area, including the flooring and the walls.
Class 3 – Not only have the walls and flooring in this class been saturated but most likely the moisture has seeped through to the ceiling.
Class 4 – Specialty drying techniques are required in this class because of the damage done to such hard surfaces as concrete and stone.
Categories - Water Damage
Category 1 – The source of this damage is from clean water such as a broken pipe, toilet tank or a supply line leaking. Pipe burst cleanup can be degraded to a lower category if not dealt with quickly.
Category 2 – This damage is from “grey water”, which includes dishwasher or washing machine water that contains detergents.
Category 3 – The damage in this category would involve water that is unsanitary, such as sewage or a flooding river.
Water Removal and Restoration
Vacuums and pumps will be used to remove the water from all affected surfaces and items. Antimicrobial remedies may also be applied. Pipe burst cleanup or other water damage repair can be resolved successfully if it is handled quickly and professionally.