Restoration Local Offers Basic Water Damage And Restoration Tips
A water restoration leader revisits the basics of water damage, and the common elements that are a part of any repair and restoration project.
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) May 22, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on the basics of water damage, its causes, effects, and possible long term consequences. Being aware of the factors common to all water damage problems large or small is crucial when it comes to protecting homes and businesses from damage by water.
There are three different types of water that may be dealt with when confronting water damage, and the type of water involved will often dictate what manner of restoration is to be used, as well as the threat of physical harm as a result of the problem.
Category 1 Water or Clean Water: Water damage from clean water source, like pipes, appliances which involve clean water supply lines, sinks etc. There is no immediate threats to humans.
Category 2 Water or Grey Water: Water damage from containment water like toilet bowls with urine (no feces ), water discharge from dishwashers or washing machine. The water are contaminants with chemicals either biological or physical that can cause discomfort or sickness.
Category 3 Water or Black Water: Water damage from grossly unsanitary water. Can come from sewage, ground surface water or standing water, Grey water that were not properly removed or remained for 48-72 hours, toilet back flows from beyond the toilet trap and more. This water are harmful they contain bacteria and fungi and can cause severe discomfort or sickness.
It is possible for categories of water to change over time, as Clean Water can become Grey Water and Grey Water may become Black Waterif not treated within a 72 hour period. While Clean Water requires only the most basic drying methods, Grey and Black Water will require more detailed and stringent water restoration procedures and standards before the problem is properly remediated.
All water damage cases do have some common denominators, such as identifying the source of the leak and shutting it off, turning off utilities serving the area, and the removal of excess water followed by complete drying of all affected surfaces. In some smaller cases, the problem may be handled effectively by the homeowner, but larger spills should be addressed by a qualified and experienced water restoration professional.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water restoration service in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.
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