Water Damage Services
Water damage repair and cleanup is often a multi-step process involving several services. And since no two water emergencies are the same, action plans should be fully customized to each situation and building.
But generally speaking, you could encounter up to 10 different types of services if you ever suffer water damage. From water removal, to mold remediation, to floor, wall and ceiling repair, these services work together to restore your property to its original condition.
Here are the five main services offered by the pros at WaterDamageOrangeCounty.org:
Flood Damage Cleanup
As the name suggests, flood damage cleanup occurs when nature is to blame for your water emergency. Heavy rains or snowmelt, broken dams or levees, or overflowing bodies of water that result in flash flooding would fall into this category.
During flood damage cleanup, safety of a home or business’s occupants is the primary concern. Once structures have been evacuated, trained professionals will ensure dangerous debris has been cleared, and downed or damaged electrical lines are moved.
Unlike general water damage, flood damage presents the additional challenge of clearing water from both the interior and exterior of the home. This is done for several reasons: One, if water is extracted from inside a home and the surrounding soil is saturated, pressure imbalance on the foundation can cause severe cracks in floors, walls and ceilings, or worse, total floor collapse. Secondly, the soil around the home must provide sufficient absorbency for the extracted water.
Once all water is removed, sanitization begins. Flood water carries a higher risk of contamination, so flood damage cleanup professionals must act quickly to stop the spread of bacteria and other harmful organisms.
Drying out the space is the final step, followed by dehumidifying the area and removing wet or destroyed soft materials. And just with any water damage restoration project, floors, walls, ceilings, furniture and HVAC/duct systems are cleaned and repaired as needed.
Sewage Damage Cleanup
Sewage damage can be caused by a number of factors, both inside and outside of your home. The main culprits are:
- Toilet gasket leaks
- Blocked pipes
- Corroded pipes
- Root damage
- Sewer main blockage or overflow
Cleanup should happen quickly following a sewage spill or backup. Dangerous microorganisms can spread and cross-contaminate other parts of your home, making sewage damage cleanup a critical service.
The process involves both physical and chemical cleaning to remove sewage debris and to disinfect the area. The degree of cleaning depends on the porosity of the contaminated materials and their location.
Your WaterDamageOrangeCounty.org provider will be at your doorstep in 60 minutes or less to treat your sewage damage – guaranteed. After providing your FREE estimate, they’ll get to work turning your nightmare into relief.