Maybe the water came from a broken pipe in the bathroom. Or even messier, maybe the bottom rusted out of your hot water heater. Perhaps the deluge is from a freak thunderstorm that parked over your neighborhood for a solid hour. When you have gallons of water flowing through your home or business, there is no way you can quickly and efficiently remove it. Call in the big guns immediately– we have a team of emergency water removal experts in Dallas who are on call now to remove water due to any emergency.
The best practices of water damage restoration remediation and safety are outlined by International Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC document outlines the principles behind safe and ethical water damage restoration.
As mentioned, multiple sources could have caused the flood. Water damage can be placed into one of three classifications defined by IICRC to categorize the risks. These are based on how much contamination there is in the water that has caused the damage to the property.
For example, in a category 1 situation, the source is usually a toilet tank, a drinking fountain or a water faucet. While always sanitary and clean, if it isn’t cleaned up quickly it can become contaminated and lead to a Category 2 water loss.
Category 2 water (or grey water) loss involves water that has biological, chemical or physical contaminants that would cause illness if ingested. Examples are washing machine overflow, dishwasher overflow, sump pump failures, flush from sink drains and toilet overflow with urine only.
Category 3 is the worst classification and is extremely unsanitary and hazardous to your health if ingested. Once referred to as ‘black water’, it may contain heavy metals, organic matters, silt, pesticides or toxic organic substances. Additionally, flood waters can be contaminated with soil bacteria, decaying insects, animal droppings, oils and fluids from roadways, and fertilizers and pesticides from fields or gardens.
When it comes to water damage restoration and remediation, it is crucial to use the proper emergency water removal equipment to dry out the area quickly to avoid more damage, mold and mess. Three options that might be used on your home are:
When it comes to emergency water removal, the people at Stanley Restoration are your most valuable resource. Well-trained, courteous and professional, the staff takes a compassionate approach to restoration. They will respond immediately to your emergency service requests, and schedule work around your schedule. The office staff will coordinate with you and your insurance company to restore your home and its contents to pre-loss condition or better as soon as possible.
Stanley Restoration is a family-owned company with more than 30 years of experience in the DFW restoration industry, and we pride ourselves on our reliable, service-oriented team. Each of our emergency water removal experts undergo background checks for your safety and extensive training in our services. They arrive at your home uniformed and in lettered company vehicles, providing an added measure of security as soon as you call them.