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Water damage in your home or business is no joke. When a loss is discovered, it is best to act fast. Calling a business like us that specializes in water damage, water removal and remediation is key.
When calling a professional service like VTEC Home Solutions, our staff will ask you a few questions to help us best assess your need over the phone. These are just a few that should be asked by any professional.
When did the loss occur?
When did you notice it?
Is there standing water?
How did the loss occur?
CATERGORY OF WATER DAMAGE
Category 1 = clean water, or water that does not pose a threat to humans. Possible causes of this type of damage include broken appliances or sink overflows.
Category 2 = gray water. This means that the water is contaminated and may cause sickness of ingested. This type of water contains microorganisms. Broken toilets, broken sump pumps, and seepage may cause category 2 water damage.
Category 3 = black water. This type of water is unsanitary, as it contains bacteria and other organisms that cause sickness. The possible sources of black water damage include sewage problems and contamination of standing water
CLASSES OF WATER DAMAGES
The class of damage is important when assessing water damage repair options.
Class 1 is the least harmful form of damage. Materials absorb very little of the water from this type of damage. Water damage repair is the easiest in this type of situation.
Class 2 has a fast rate of evaporation, which means that carpets and cushions may be damaged. Water damage repair is more difficult when it involves class 2 damage.
Class 3 has the fastest rate of evaporation. In this case, the water may come from broken sprinklers or other overhead sources, soaking the walls and furniture.
Class 4 requires special water restoration and water removal procedures. This type of damage may affect hardwood floors, plaster, and concrete.
A fire in your home, no matter how destructive, is always scary and it can leave you feeling vulnerable. While we hope you never have to deal with fire damage, we also believe in being prepared for the worst. Since a fire is a high-pressure situation, you don’t want to wait until you’re dealing with it to know what to do.
Each day in the U.S. acts of theft and vandalism take place on private and commercial properties. Occurrences such as structural damage, broken windows and graffiti along with burglaries are on the rise. Some individuals trespass to generally “trash” a place, but end up doing greater harm than intended while also committing theft. Other than a police report, a victim will often rely on a theft and vandalism insurance claim to help recover.
Aftereffects can be far-reaching if vandalism results in a fire. In addition to whatever destruction may be caused initially, there can also be severe water damage from firefighters putting out the blaze. To further complicate the issue there may be undiscovered mold developing that could lead to serious ongoing structural damage and harmful health effects.