Water damages requires immediate attention to minimize further losses. In case a water damage occurs in your home or property
try to locate the problem. By doing so you can help prevent further damages. Examples are turning off the water line for faucet,
washing machine or dishwasher.Call a plumber to report a leak for service and report the damage to your Insurance Company.
Your insurance adjusters will guide you through the process and will give you advices on what to do. Then move Items in advance
such as furnitures, boxes, clothes, beds, etc. to a room which is unaffected.
The basic idea here is to Move and Protect your personal belongings and documents. Standing water and wet materials are a breeding ground for microorganisms, such as viruses, bacteria, and mold. "Allow molds to grow on home and or a building, materials that are soaked wet for more than 24 hours, and in "48 hours of wetness, the deadly toxic mold Stachybotrys can begin growing in the damaged areas." This is a fact and documented by mold experts.
Water damage is broken into four classes
Class 1 – Typically a small area is effected and there is little or no wet carpeting. Minimum moisture has been absorbed in the materials and there is usually a quick drying time.
Class 2 – Generally this involves an entire space, or room, flooded with wicking less than twenty four inches.
Class 3 – Larger scale water damage, usually flooding that originates from overhead and saturates ceilings, walls, carpet, cushion and subfloors and has the potential to rise above two feet from the foundation. This requires a high level of extraction
Class 4 – This refers to unique materials that require specialty drying techniques, such as a hardwood or brick floor. Specialty drying equipment is required such as injectidry or desiccant humidifiers.