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Water Damage Can Happen Quickly

5/17/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Can Happen Quickly Flooding finds its way into structures like homes and businesses

Have you ever heard that water moves in all directions at the same time and takes the path of least resistance?  It's true, and it creates many issues for homes and businesses, including water leaks, broken pipes, plumbing backups, flooding, rising water, wind-driven rain, and dreaded sump pump failures.  Whatever the cause, addressing the situation quickly makes a huge difference in minimizing the damages.    Our professional water damage restoration standards help clarify and define terms and processes to be applied to the restoration, such as Water Category (the level of contamination) and Water Class (the extent of water damage)--both matter.  If we see a Category 3 water damage, like raw sewage, feces, or flood water, then we should discard affected porous materials (takes on water), because they cannot be effectively sanitized.  That is why we automatically will remove affected carpet and padding and discard it.  For Category 2 contamination it may be possible to clean and sanitize carpeting, while the wet pad must still be discarded.  Of course, the details matter, and the longer water "sits" around and in items, the greater the potential for viruses, bacteria, molds, and fungi to reproduce.  This is usually what has occurred when customers tell us "I see mold on the walls."  Call for help quickly, call for SERVPRO of South Columbus!  614-863-1392    www.SERVPROsouthcolumbus.com