Water Damage Restoration: Assessing Damages to Your Home

  • Damage to water can happen in your home or business due to many reasons like leaky roofing or pipes that burst flooding, even as part of the effort to get rid of an blaze. If your property or business is affected by water regardless of the cause it is imperative to act swiftly to contain and control the water damage restoration Tarrytown.


    Restoration for water damage is performed by experienced companies that aim to restore the property to its original, un-damaged state. The company will arrive to assess the damage, determine what caused it and assign an amount of value to the loss, and provide services to repair your property.


    Your water restoration service will decide what kind of water damage you've got using a scale from between one and four. One damage is a light water damage to a single area or room where the carpet isn't saturated. Damage of level two usually includes at minimum one room that has carpet saturated and spreading the carpet 12-24 inches. Water damage of level three generally includes overhead damage like caused by a leaky ceiling, and the room is saturated. Four is the most serious damage amount and is used for extreme saturation, such as from flooding.


    Alongside being able to determine the severity of the damage to your property The restoration crew for water damage will also have to identify the extent of water pollution. Water contamination of level one for instance, is considered to be clean water like that of an unintentional water pipe break. Level two water contamination could contain contaminants that could cause illness if consumed, and is referred to as grey water. It could be a result of an overflow from a washing machine as well as a dishwasher overflow. the overflow of a toilet bowl that isn't contaminated with urine but might contain feces for instance. Three is black water, and is considered the most insalubrious. This could result from an overflowing toilet containing waste, sewage spillage or flooding waters from the canal or river for instance. Black water is considered to be unsanitary and could cause death or illness should it be consumed. Standing water also falls into this category irrespective what the origin.


    When these assessments are completed the restoration team will begin to work on getting rid of the water. It could mean pumping the standing water from the house and sucking the water out of flooring and carpet. The next step is to take down any dry wall that is the wicking effect, as well as possibly the structural beams and insulation when they are damaged. Flooring might need to be removed in order to be cleaned or replaced, based on the kind of water damage that has taken place.


    After the company dry and deodorizes, the equipment, they'll leave it in place for a couple of days to allow the drying process to continue throughout the house and return the moisture and temperature to their normal. Within two to three days they will check the condition of the house. If it is at dryness prior to water damage, the equipment is taken away and your home is repaired.