We use state-of-the-art low grain refrigerant (LGR) technology for all our restoration services.The best equipment possible to remove the water and dry the structure out the fastist way possible. We offer air handlers that are HEPA standards to help control the dust, mold and purify the air.
An LGR Dehumidifier will return wet material to pre loss condition faster than a conventional refrigerant. In fact, one LGR will dry out a room in less time and more thoroughly than multiply conventional refrigerants.
We can handle all 4 classes of water damages claims.
Big or Small
Residential and Commercial
Water Damage is classified by Category and Class of damage:
The Category of the water loss is based on the waters point of origin:
CATEGORY 1 – Originates from a source that does not pose a substantial harm to humans. ( Water from faucet, garden hose, water heater, water supply line etc. )
CATEGORY 2 – Contains an elevated level of contamination and has potential to cause discomfort or sickness if consumed by or exposed to humans. ( Water from dishwasher, washing machine, laundry tub, water softener etc. )
CATEGORY 3 – Contains pathogenic (disease causing) agents and is grossly unsanitary.”Black water” includes sewage and other contaminated water sources entering or affecting the indoor environment. ( Water from drains, rivers, lakes, oceans etc. )
If Category 2 water is not removed promptly from the structure, it may be reclassified as Category 3.
The Class of the water loss is based on the size and items affected:
CLASS 1 – Slow rate of evaporation – (Least amount of water) Water losses that could affect only part of a room or area; or even large losses containing low permeability/porosity materials (e.g. plywood,particle board, structural wood, VCT, concrete.) Little or no wet carpet and/or cushion is present. Minimum amount of moisture can be held in the remaining structural materials.
CLASS 2 -Fast rate of evaporation – (More water than class 1) Water losses that affect the entire room of “carpet and pad.” Water has wicked up the walls as much as 24 inches. There is moisture remaining in structural materials (e.g. plywood, particle board, structural wood, VCT, concrete.) Due to the amount of water held in dirt or mud, Crawl spaces in most circumstances, will also fit under Class 2.
CLASS 3 – Fastest rate of evaporation – ( Most amount of water) Water may have come from overhead. Everything is wet. Must have carpet and pad. Ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, cushion, and sub floor in virtually the entire area are saturated.
CLASS 4 – Specialty Drying Situation- ( Same amount of water as a Class 1 ) These losses involve wet materials with very low permeability/porosity ( e.g. hardwoods, sub floor, plaster, brick, concrete, stone ) Class 4 differs from a Class 1 due to the deep pockets of saturation that require the use of a desiccant or low grain dehumidifier to achieve the low specific humidity. Even then, the Class 4 drying job will take longer to dry than a typical Class 1.
Indoor water destruction encourages the growth of bacteria, which are disease-causing pathogens and allergens!
When flooding occurs a quick reaction to seepage, spillage or backups can save your valuable property from direct water damage, as well as protect your family or other occupants from harmful contaminants. Immediate response to a water emergency saves time and money and protects property and health.
A Professional Consultant can immediately assess the loss, then bring in the contractor to remove harmful substances, salvage and restore valuable property and sanitize all surfaces and systems to remove raw sewage and dangerous organic contaminants.
When your building is contaminated with sewage backing up from the septic lines or from flooding that involves sewage or organic matter, as in the case of a river overflowing and invading your property, there is a serious threat to human health. Decontamination, which includes water extraction, cleaning, and disinfection, can be effective in reducing this particular potential health risk. Without appropriate action, extensive damage will occur immediately. Several days may elapse before the cause of the backup is determined, the problem is corrected and the flooding subsides. This exposes your property to permeation and contamination and leads to the growth of potentially disease-causing bacteria, which may pose a serious health risk to occupants of the building.
The process for restoring a loss that has occurred due to sewage back-flow is handled much differently than a fresh water situation.
• We assess the damage and clean up the problem by completely sanitizing and decontaminating the surfaces, structures and systems.
• Everything is cleansed properly and residue and microbial contaminants are effectively removed.
• We completely remove all water used for cleaning.
• All contaminated and saturated materials are disposed of appropriately.
• Technicians are equipped with proper protective coverings to avoid “cross- contamination” foot traffic or material handling.
The following are considered sewage back-flow:
• Rising water from rivers or streams
• Sump Pump Failures
• Floor Drain Backups
• Flooding of Sea Water
• Septic tank back-flows
Exposure to sewage and contaminants poses serious consequences. Sewage water contains pathogenic, fungal, and viral contamination that is a severe health risk. Health and safety are our primary concern. Failure to remove sewage will result in a dangerous environment. Emergency response teams are armed with extensive Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E) to protect themselves against exposure. After all safety precautions have been taken, removal of any and all porous material that have been affected occurs. Material includes carpet, wood, linoleum, plaster, and anything else that can absorb moisture. Non-porous material needs to be thoroughly rinsed with a biocide solution to kill remaining bacteria.
We also have implemented the use of commercial air scrubbers on all of our water jobs to help control the dust or mold spores in your home or office and to protect occupants.
Our fully trained crew will arrive at your home or business with our mobile cleaning plant to perform all necessary steps to restore and protect your investment and contents, from removing the water to drying out the structure and cleaning your contents to fully restoring your home or business to its original state.
Cleaning is our business, so if you need to have structure damage repaired we have a list of qualified builders that we recommend for all your repairs. we work with in order to help complete the project for you. After a fire or water damage in your home or business you should be concerned about the way your property is dried out and how fast in order to avoid mold grow and additional damage..
Mold growing in my home or business should be concerned to you.
What is mold?
Molds are many tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor. Mold begins to grow indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet.
They are many types of molds, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.
Molds are part of the natural environment and play a great part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter, However indoors, mold growth should be avoided.
Mold usually is not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begins growing after the condition has developed from a leaky room, a basement that has a high level of moisture, an improper cleaning and drying after a flood.
Mold Inhaling or touching has the potential to allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances and cause health problems in people and pets.
Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash and can also cause asthma attacks, it can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people.
Allergic reactions to mold are common.
They can be immediate or delayed.
The key to mold control is moisture control.
If mold is a problem in your home, and should be clean up.
To stop mold from growing promptly fix the water problem.
It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
For addition information on mold in your home, visit our mold resource page