You Will BE- DRY
We respond to calls in about two to four hours in most cases. Even if you have had a leak and you think it seems relatively small, mold can form in under 72 hours.
Water damage can be caused by a variety of sources- broken burst pipes, leaking appliances, blocked drains, fires, storms and other disasters. When a water leak from any source reaches building materials such as drywall, wood floors, cabinets, etc. it can cause serious structural damage. At the same time, water also has the potential to cause serious health effects if left untreated. One of the largest factors in a successful restoration is how quickly professional drying begins. It is crucial therefore to have drying professionals on the scene as soon as possible. Quick response means less structural damage which means lower claims costs for you. In our experience water damage does NOT get better simply on its own. It must be addressed by a professional. Keep in mind that this is the responsibility of the property owner, even when insurance is covering the loss financially. Nothing should delay the emergency of drying and mitigating further damage in a water loss.
We will quickly respond to your situation, dry the wet area, and in most cases can provide full reconstruction services to put you back in your business or your home and prevent mold and moisture issues in the future.
Before we arrive at your home there are things you can do to help reduce the effects of water damage to your property.
Be cautious of your safety – This is priority #1 in ANY situation.
Find the source of water and eliminate it if possible
Turn off circuit breakers if safe to do so
Do not use a vacuum to remove water
Never turn on your HVAC system or adjust indoor temperatures
Do not enter into any area with standing water
We work with ALL insurance companies – Hassle free claims process
It's the water you don't see that can cause the most damage.
We'll find and remove all of it!
Moisture detectors, hygrometers and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
Truck mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.
Deodorization products control odors from excessive moisture.
Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms.
Drying equipment helps prevent property water damage like swelling and warping of floors, walls and furniture.
Industrial grade dehumidifiers minimize secondary water damage.
High-speed air movers create airflow across walls, carpets, pads and furniture, evaporating moisture.
According the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification), which sets the standards for the cleaning industry and water damage restoration training, there are several different levels and classes involved in liquid destruction. From the IICRC’s S-500 standards, there are three categories describing the type of liquid involved.
• Category 1. This is liquid from a clean and sanitary source, such as faucets, toilet tanks, drinking fountains, etc. But, category one can quickly degrade into category two.
• Category 2. This category of liquid used to be called grey water, and is described as having a level of contaminates that may cause illness or discomfort if ingested. Sources include dishwasher or washing machine overflows, flush from sink drains, and toilet overflow with some urine but not feces.
• Category 3. This is the worst classification and is grossly unsanitary. It could cause severe illness or death if ingested. It used to be called black water, and sources include sewer backup, flooding from rivers or streams, toilet overflow with feces, and stagnant liquid that has begun to support bacterial growth.
Next are the classes of destruction.
• Class 1. The lowest and easiest to deal with, this has a slow evaporation rate. Only part of a room or area was affected, there is little or no wet carpet, and the moisture has only affected materials with a low permeance rate, such as plywood or concrete.
• Class 2. With a fast evaporation rate, this level affects an entire room, carpeting, or cushioning, the wetness has wicked up the walls at least 12”, and there is moisture remaining in structural materials.
• Class 3. This class has the fastest evaporation rate, and ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet and sub-floors are all saturated. The liquid may have come from overhead.
• Class 4. This class is labeled as specialty drying situations, which means there has been enough liquid and time to saturate materials with very low permeance, such as hardwood, brick, or stone.