Water damage is a situation that anyone who owns property dreads — and many property owners will eventually face. Water can cause hundreds or even thousands of dollars in loss as it damages almost everything it touches, including upholstery, wood furniture, appliances and electronics, water heaters and more.
Water damages also raises the risk of mold, a separate and related problem that can be expensive and difficult to remediate. When water gets into your home or business, it makes sense to immediately contact a water damage restoration company or mold removal company you can trust. Pros can take care of the problems in ways you may have never imagined and help you return to using your property as you intended.
Water Damage Causes
There are a number of things that can cause minor and major water damage. Among them are:
– dishwashers that leak
– toilets that become clogged
– pipes that break
– washing machines that overflow
– roofs that leak
– cracks in the building foundation
– and many other things.
Floods can cause water damage — and so can a buildup of snow that melts, although that isn’t usually the cause of San Diego water damage. Too much water entering a home can cause relatively minor problems like water in the basement, but it can also lead to significant damage to the home and its contents. Once there’s water damage at a home or business, the cleanup needs to start as soon as the damage is discovered for the best possible results. It may be possible to save water-soaked carpets, furniture and clothing in some cases.
Water Damage Categories And Classes
Determining the severity of the water damage to your building is crucial for determining the best method of water damage restoration. Categories of water intrusion include:
– Category 1 damage caused by clean water that poses no treat to people, like water from an overflowing sink or appliance that floods a home
– Category 2 damage comes from so-called grey water, liquid that comes from broken toilets, sump pumps and similar things and may have harmful microorganisms in it
– Category 3 damage comes from so-called black water, unsanitary water sure to have bacteria and organisms that cause illness in it, like a sewage backup or standing water that has become contaminated.
The damage can also be referred to as Class 1 damage where little water is absorbed by the building, Class 2 damage where there is damage but evaporation may mean the impact is limited, Class 3 damage from overhead sources and Class 4 damage that impacts hardwood floods, concrete, plaster and more. Class 4 damage certainly requires professional water damage remediation while the other classes may or may not.
In all cases, professional water damage remediation is possible. And there are various procedures for dealing with every category and class of water damage. Don’t be discouraged or angry if you spot water damage. Instead, take action.
Call Orange Restoration at (619) 376-6838 for water damage restoration you can count on. When you turn to the pros, you have the best chance of saving your stuff and can get back to using your home or business as soon as possible.