Water Damage Restoration
When your home suffers from sewage, storm, or water damage, you need to take immediate action to remove the water and minimize the damage and loss, or it will cost you. The key and the number rule of water removal and water damage restoration is not to try and do it yourself because it is a situation that requires a serious undertaking, professional equipment, and expertise that could result in further damage not covered by your insurance company. Doing the water restoration project yourself could cause more significant damage to your home or business than there already was, to begin with, and suffer greater losses if you and if it’s not done correctly, by appropriately skilled and experienced water removal restoration experts.
Whatever the source of your water damage might be (be it from rainwater or storm damage, broken water lines, or sewage damage) the next thing you should do as a homeowner is to hire a professional water damage repair and restoration service company to help you handle the situation.
Types of Water Damage
Most water damage is divided into three main categories;
- Clean Water. Clean water does not cause a threat to you and may come from broken supply lines or overflowing sinks and bathtubs.
- Grey Water. Grey water may cause sickness or discomfort to you or your pets due to chemical, biological, or physical contaminants. This water may come from an overflowing washing machine or an overflowing toilet (not containing feces).
- Black Water. Black water will cause serious illnesses to you and your pets from the harmful bacteria and fungus that pollute this water. This water is a result of sewage backups, overflowing toilets (containing feces), or flooding from bodies of water (lakes, rivers, oceans, streams), among other causes. It is also important to note, if grey water is left untreated it can quickly become black water.
In some cases, depending on how much water is in your home, you can jump-start the water extraction process if you have the right equipment.