Water damage can be one of the worst things that happens to your home or business. It not only damages your property and belongings, but can cause health risks such as black mold and bacteria infestations. But water damage doesn’t have to mean disaster. With fast, affordable water damage services from the experts at 24/7 Flood Rescue of Westminster, your water damage problem can be resolved quickly.
Our Water Damage Services:
We offer comprehensive water damage services which start by ensuring the safety of your home and don’t end until your property and belongings are dry and free of contaminants. Here are just some of the ways we can help:
When water enters your home, it can cause a wide array of problems, ranging from fire hazards to black mold growth. Because of this, it isn’t enough to just extract the flooded water. You need a comprehensive solution for water damage.
24/7 Flood Rescue Westminster, CA makes sure the entire problem is taken care of and no secondary problems occur. Here are just some of the steps we will take when you hire us for water damage services:
The water damage process will vary depending on the extent of the damage, as well as the “class” of drying. Please read below to better understand how water damage is assessed and treated.
Water Damage Categories
Water damage is categorized based on the health threat is poses. It is important to realize that water damage can quickly go from a Category I to a Category III if not treated because mold and bacteria will grow.
Category I Water Damage Cleanup: This category refers to water damage which does not pose a health threat. The water comes from sanitary sources, such as faucets.
Category II Water Damage Cleanup: This category refers to damage from “grey water,” or water which could pose a health risk if ingested. Some examples of Category II water damage are washing machine floods, toilet overflows with urine, and sink drain leaks.
Category III Water Damage Cleanup: This is considered the worst category of water damage. It involves damage from “black water” which poses a health risk, even if not ingested. Examples would be a toilet overflow with feces, sewer backups, river flooding, and standing water which has begun to fester bacteria and/or mold.
Water Damage Classes
In addition to categories based on health risk, water damage is also assessed by evaporation rate.
Class 1: This refers to situations where little water has saturated surfaces. For example, a room with no carpets and no water damage up its walls would be considered Class 1.
Class 2: This refers to situations in which carpet or padding is wet in one entire room and water has absorbed up walls less than 2 feet.
Class 3: This refers to situations in which flooring, sub flooring, walls, and other structures are saturated with water. Class 3 water damage is often caused by fire sprinklers, leaky roofs, or ceiling pipes leaking.
Class 4: This is the worst class of water damage and involves water saturated into materials which cannot be dried or accessed with air movers, such as saturated hardwood floors, sheet-rock, or crawlspaces. These situations will require special methods of cleanup and monitoring to ensure mold and bacteria don’t grow.
Don’t Let Water Damage Wait!
Even if you have a mild case of water damage, it is still best to play it safe and call for professional water damage services. The problem could just get worse and lead to property damage and health risks. With a 24 hour emergency services, a fast response time, and affordable rates, you will be glad you called 24/7 Flood Rescue Westminster, CA.