intrudes into a specific area of a residence, commercial building, factory or any other locale. Also, it causes devastating reactions to begin on different materials. For instance, rotting wood, mold growth, de-lamination of plywood and rusting. The destruction may be slow and occur over time or could be instantaneous and overwhelming in volume which could result in a catastrophe. In either scenario, it’s a primary contributor to property losses.
There are three classifications for water damage; category one, category two and category three. The first category is clean liquid that does not pose a threat to humans such as found with sink or bathtub overflows. The second category involves a source that contains physical, biological or chemical contaminants that can result in sickness or discomfort within humans. Examples include sump pumps and seepage. The final category refers to liquid that is abhorrently unsanitary. It is usually found in sewage and contains harmful agents, bacteria and fungi that can cause sickness. This category not only affects the exposed humans but also the surrounding environment.
The Restoration Period
The restoration period following this type of devastation can be painstaking. This is where the experts shine. The first and most important step specialists take is drying the floors and carpets. This prevents any further harm to the property. Since large, high powered fans that can blow across and within the walls and dehumidifiers are needed, pro