A family is worried when they enter their basement and find grey water flooded from a storm that had just hit. The family is worried that the flood is a potential hazard to their belongings. Furthermore, they want to clear the damage before mold develops, as it can be harmful to their health and promote further water damage to their home.
The family realized they needed to take immediate action to dispel of the flooding, though they weren’t sure of the severity of the water damage and they knew they needed to act quickly. The family called Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services, a family owned and operated cleaning and restoration service local to New Hampshire. The company offers 24-hour emergency services and specializes in water damage cleanup, fire damage cleanup, mold remediation, and carpet cleaning. For expert care and restoration, contact Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration at (603) 641-6555.
One of the first questions the homeowners ask is “How bad is the water damage in my home?” Without the professionals being on site, it’s tough to gauge. That is why when the homeowner contacted Soil-Away, a representative was immediately dispatched to assess the damage and put the homeowners at peace. After a review of the property it was agreed that the water damage restoration should be handled by their highly trained professionals, as they would eliminate any messes with the safest and most thorough means.
IICRC S500 Standard categorizes water contamination as either category 1, category 2, or category 3 depending on the severity of contamination. The quality of water varies from the originating source, contact with materials on site, as well as time and temperature. Listed below is a description of each category of water contamination:
If you suspect you contain category 3 water in your home, do not clean it up on your own by any means. You must call professionals to take care of it immediately.
It is important for homeowners to understand the water damage repair process and their specific homeowner’s insurance coverage. Depending on the source of the damage some cases of flooding are not covered by homeowner’s insurance policies. Some people may need to pay an additional fee to have flood coverage from extreme weather conditions or flooding that originates from ground water outside of the home. It all depends on the specific plan is what their coverage offers. You should discuss and clarify with your local insurance agent.
In most cases of water damage restoration, it is best to contact professionals who have the proper equipment and years of experience to restore your home. If you choose to restore your home on your own, I would advise that you contact Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services (603-641-6555) before accomplishing only what is possible on your own. Taking on a hazardous restoration project on your own can be harmful. It is important that all cases of flooding and water damage be taken with care by a professional means.
By A. Phelps