Flood and water damages are often underestimated, but they can be ruinous for the property. It is best if you check the most common signs of potential or actual water damages in the house, especially if you are buying a new home. If the house is suffering from, or if there is a future chance of future water issues, this can lead to costly expenses on repair. This is why we always recommend having the property checked carefully by a specialist.
Splendor Flood Damage Restoration offers specialist observation and free quotes on what are the possible damages and the most effective course of action.
Depending on the water damage category, issues can be different, and so the threat and difficulties. Due to this reason, it is important for us to be aware of the main types of damages and how dangerous each one is. Acting on time on all occasions is crucial in order to avoid further destructions and difficulties.
There are basically 3 main categories of water damages, which you can find below.
This is the least threatening category, as the clean water is actually even drinkable. In cases of clean water damages, the water is coming from broken pipes or supply lines, for example – all that are providing water, safe for consuming. This is the reason why this type is considered as least severe of all. Logically, it is the easiest one to clean after because it only requires proper dehumidifying and it does not hide potential side effects and risks. It is important to say, though, that, if it is not dried on time, or adequately, clean water damage can develop into one of the other types, which are dangerous for the property and human’s health.
Category 2 of water damage is called “grey water”. It contains water from washing machines, toilets and different appliances, which is not safe for drinking. Greywater damages are not deadly to humans, but they allow for mould and bacteria growth, which can cause diseases and allergies and can be ruinous for the property. When dealing with issues from Category 2, it is essential to disinfect the whole place after drying out. This is because water from various appliances might contain different chemicals, which can be dangerous. If not taken care of rapidly and professionally, greywater can easily turn into blackwater, which is the third and most dangerous category.
This is the worst type of water damage you can suffer from. It hides serious health risks and can be really dangerous. Usually, it includes dirty water, seawater, ground and sewage. Usually, it is brown and carries various types of bacteria and contaminants. When dealing with blackwater issues, special actions should be taken, and this is exactly the reason why it is always better to be handled by professionals. Ultra Flood Restoration’s experts and technicians use special biological and chemical treatment products, which are not to be found for self-use. Furthermore, after drying out the place and checking on your belongings, the team will fully sanitize the property and remove the odour and mould that could be developed. Another great thing about them is that they are available 24/7 and provide emergency services.
Water damages, regardless of their type and size, can be ruinous to one’s property and human’s health. This is why acting on time, and proper actions, depending on the case, are the main things that can save us further potential difficulties. In almost all of the cases, efficient dehumidification and sanitizing cannot be performed by ourselves, so calling the professionals is recommended if we want the job to be done quickly, efficiently and at an affordable price.