Flood Damage Consoles

There’s nothing worse than coming back to a home flooded with water. Flood damage is hazardous for your health and dangerous to your home or business. If treated quickly, damage and restoration costs can be minimized, and the growth of mold or other contaminants can be reduced. Therefore, quick time is vital when it comes to flood damage. The main risks of water damage are the weakening of building foundations, biological hazards, and possible short circuits in the electrical system. Quick action can avoid injury and damage of property. After taking safety precautions, like cutting off the power supply, water supply, and gas supply, finding a water damage restoration service is first priority.You can learn more at Flood Damage.

Water damage is sorted into three categories. Category one consists of water from a clean or sanitary source, also known as clear water. This type of damage comes from broken clean water supply lines and such. Category two consists of water that is slightly contaminated and can cause some sort of illness if digested, like washing machine overflow, dishwasher overflow, or toilet with urine overflow. Category three consists of water grossly unsanitary, and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, such as sewage water, or flooding from rivers and streams. This type of water is nicknamed black water.

A great risk and danger from water damage is the formation of mold. Mold can grow over most surfaces and can cause health issues if digested. The worst part of mold is that the symptoms, which are as simple as rashes, headaches, allergies, and runny nose, are invisible to doctors. Because the mold is not physically visible, doctors assume you have some other sickness.

Restoration services work first by drying the structure, sanitize any affected or cross contaminated areas, and deodorize all affected areas and materials. After the labor is completed, water damage equipment including, but not limited to, air movers, air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, wood floor drying systems, and sub floor drying equipment is left in the residence. After a period of two to three days, a reevaluation of the residence is taken to monitor the drying process.