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SERVPRO of Southern Butler County Reports: Professional and Efficient Water Damage Restoration Services from SERVPRO of Southern Butler County

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage is nothing to play with. Experts warn that neglecting to deal with the damage soon after it happens can increase the chances of a nasty mold outbreak, and all of the negative health effects that come with it. The prospect of water damage restoration is daunting, we get it. That’s why the team here at SERVPRO of Southern Butler County is here to get your home or business back in working order in no time.

Experts will go through a series of processes to make the restoration process go smoothly. Two of the most important ones are:

  1. First, we will evaluate the home/business to determine the extent of the damage done. This will give our technicians a clear picture of what to expect in terms of actual restoration, final payout figures and whether the job can be covered by the home/business owner’s insurance.
  2. Next, the source of the damage must be prepared. This is one of the most important parts of the whole restoration process, because it prevents the whole nightmare from occurring all over again.

Different Categories of Water Damage

You may not know this, but there is actually a way to categorize water damage into 3 distinct categories. How are these categories determined? It’s actually quite simple. Water damage is categorized by the level of contamination in the water.

Water from clean sources – like the pipes from your kitchen sink – are much easier to restore than something much worse, like sewage or septic line breaks. Eww.

Category 1: This refers to damage caused by water from the fresh running water pipes in your house, such as those that deliver water to your sinks, tubs, washing machines and other plumbing fixtures.

Category 2: When damage occurs from dishwashers, toilets with urine only, dishwashers, washing machine and any other drainage pipe that contains contaminants.

Category 3: This is where things start getting gross. Damage in this category comes from totally unsanitary sources, such as sewage, septic lines, a toilet with fecal matter, floodwaters from rivers, streams and many other sources. This is the highest category of water damage.

Even water that comes from a clean source can mix with contaminants from either of the other two categories along the way, and this can change the classification of the damage.

Water damage will almost never contain itself to the area where the leak started. Make sense, right? Water flows freely and will continue to travel until it’s stopped by something like a wall. Then, if the leak is great enough, even further… It can damage furniture, drapery, appliances and other valuable belongings throughout the home or business. Some items unfortunately will have to be thrown away, as water can cause permanent damage to electronics – like your home or office computer – as well as create a higher risk of mold in things like furniture, drapery etc. Luckily, other items can be dried, cleaned and decontaminated and you’ll be good to go.

Understand that when you work with your local SERVPRO of Southern Butler County, your home or business won’t be restored overnight (usually). We go through a very thorough process to make sure that everything is clean, dry, decontaminated and ready to go back to business as usual. We finish the job by bringing in equipment to:

  • Dry your subfloors
  • Scrub surfaces
  • Dry the home/business

Doing things this way both gets your home or business in the shape it needs to be, and prevents further damage to your property.

Some equipment, like dehumidifiers may be left on the premises for a few days to let them do their work. We keep a close eye on the drying process to make sure that everything goes according to plan. Mold inhibitors will often be used after the bulk of the restoration is finished, to keep you from having any issues with mold sneaking in later on down the line.

Finally, your home can be deodorized to get that stagnant water smell out.

Let us help you get back to business.

Contact us now at 724-473-0745

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