Once an appliance breaks, a pipe bursts, or a natural storm occurs and water begins flooding your home, damage is just around the corner. Unfortunately, sooner rather than later, too. But - don’t lose hope! You can help yourself to prevent your home from suffering further damage. How? Let’s take a quick look!
You’re doing the right thing by first educating yourself on dealing with water damage (and properly).
Knowing the different levels of water contamination is extremely important in instances of flooding. There are 3 different categories; category 1 water is sanitary water, but can become contaminated if left unattended. Category 2 is mildly contaminated water that can cause illness (also known as grey water). Lastly, category 3 is known as black water and is the most dangerous type of contamination - including sewage backups and could cause severe complications (even death).
Act Quickly - Like Immediately
The sooner you call in a professional, the more likely you are to prevent that further damage we keep talking about. Water damage only gets worse with time, unfortunately. The longer water is left to sit around a home (or anywhere) the more contaminated it becomes. When you deal with it immediately, you also protect yourself from any potential mold growth around the house - which can cause a number of health problems.
Deciding which professional restoration company you should go with isn’t always a cut and dry decision, either. Ask for references, insurance, and make sure they’re willing to answer your most pressing questions! But, since time is of the essence - don’t take too long and find a company that’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In fact, we may know about one - oh yeah! Us, here at The Steam Team.