Acting Quickly After Flooding Minimizes Damage
There are two vital response steps to water damage restoration: speed and diligence. You have to act fast and execute thoroughly to prevent severe problems now and in the future. From minor plumbing leaks to severe storm and hurricane damage, ACCORD Restoration is THE best choice for water damage restoration.
Our water and flood restoration services include:
- 24-Hour Emergency Response
- Decontamination of HVAC Systems
- Damage Restoration & Reconstruction
- Electronic & Document Recovery
- Water Extraction
- Sewage Extraction & Decontamination
- Carpet Drying, Cleaning & Restoration
- Mold Prevention & Remediation
- Floor Drying, Cleaning & Restoration
- Indoor Air Quality Control
- Structure & Content Cleaning
ACCORD Restoration can be on the scene within one hour of your call to begin the task of clean-up to ensure that the property remains safe immediately after the disaster, and in the crucial hours afterwards.
In order to clean-up your home following water damage, ACCORD restoration will take a few basic steps:
– Relocate all valuables to a safe and dry place.
– Remove all damaged materials such as wet carpeting and furnishings.
– Cover broken windows, doors, damaged walls or roof areas with plywood or plastic sheeting to prevent additional moisture entry and to protect the property against the elements.
Don’t wait until your water damage has you in too deep. Call ACCORD Restoration for all of your restoration needs and you’ll be back on your feet in no time!
Water Damage Restoration
After we’re taken the necessary steps to remove the water from the property, it will be time for ACCORD Restoration to fix the damage left in its wake.
We offer an extensive line of services including wet carpet restoration, odor control, fabric restoration, mold remediation, dry wall restoration and wood floor restoration.
Mold Prevention & Remediation
When it comes to water damage, an area of concern is the formation of mold. Fast action after water damage helps to prevent mold, but there are several preventative steps that must be taken. Click here for more information on Mold Prevention and Remediation.
Water Damage Basics
When dealing with water, timing is imperative. The longer you wait to start the clean-up process, the worse the damage is going to get. Once the water has been removed from the premises, you can start the clean-up process by opening all doors and windows. Remember to keep everything open until all parts of the property are dry including floors, furniture, walls and other materials. Unwanted water can destroy materials such as wood, steel and laminate. It can cause the growth of mold and damage walls and floors. Damage can happen instantly with a big storm or slowly overtime with a leaky pipe.
Water damage is typically placed into one of three categories. The category of water determines how the water will be removed.
Category 1: This category includes clean water that poses no threat to people. The circumstances that can cause this type of water damage usually include sink and bathtub overflows and appliance malfunctions. These types of messes are easy to clean-up and are only likely to cause minor water damage, if any.
Category 2: The second category is known as grey water which is contaminated water. This water will have a significant amount of chemical, biological or physical contaminants to be rated in this category. Grey water can cause sickness when one is exposed to or drinks it. This category includes water discharge from dishwashers or washing machines, overflows of toilets and water seepage from hydrostatic failures.
Category 3: This third and final category contains water known as black water, which affects indoor environments. It is very unsanitary and can cause sickness due to high amounts of bacteria and fungi. This category includes water from sewage, seawater, water from rivers and streams, ground surface water and standing water.
Water Damage FAQs
Below you will find the answers to some of the frequently asked questions about water damage. For more information or if you have any questions to the contents below, please call 888-277-0651.
1. How does the water removal process work?
Several steps are taken to remove water from your property in the event of a flood, hurricane, or other water related disaster. First, the water will be removed from the property. Once the water is removed, a de-humidification process will begin to dry the wet areas. Next, evaporation of the water will occur and finally the air will be tested to ensure that all water and moisture is gone from the property and won’t cause any further problems. Other processes involved with water damage restoration include wet carpet restoration, odor control, fabric restoration, mold remediation, dry wall restoration and wood floor restoration.
2. What are the different categories of water?
There are three basic categories of water. The type of water in your property will help determine the extent of the damage and how the water will be removed. The first category of water is clean water that poses no harm to people. This includes water damage caused by a sink or bathtub overflow or an appliance malfunction. The second category of water is called gray water. This category includes water that has a significant amount of contamination, which can be chemical, physical and/or biological. Gray water can cause harm and illness to those who are exposed to or drink it. The third category of water is known as black water. This water is very unsanitary and contains pathogenic agents coming from other contaminated water sources. It can cause discomfort and illness to those who are exposed to or who drink it. Black water can come from seawater, ground surface water, river water and stream water.
3. Does water damage cause mold?
Water damage certainly has the potential to cause the growth of mildew and mold. Because mold thrives in moist environments, any place that is wet (and especially humid) is a perfect place for mold to grow.
4. What are the major sources of water damage?
Water damage can come from many sources. Some of these sources include: hurricanes, storms, leaking pipes and malfunctioning washing machines and heaters. Water damage can also occur as a result of leaks in your roofing, siding and from defective gutters which will cause water to pool around your property and potentially leak into your basement.
5. What are some hidden signs of water damage?
Some of these signs include peeling paint and wallpaper, splotches of mold, moisture and condensation, a musty smell and moisture in your carpet or other flooring.
6. How can I prepare for expected water damage?
The best way to keep water damage from becoming a major problem is to prepare your property before the damage occurs. One thing you should be sure to know is how to cut-off the power in your home in case of a flood. In case of a storm, water and electricity are a deadly combination. You want to know where your water shut-off valves and fuse box are located in the case that you need to turn the power off.
7. Are there any tools or pieces of equipment that are important when dealing with water damage?
Moisture detectors are important since moisture can cause mold growth and poor air quality. Leak detectors are used for finding hidden leaks such as in walls and crawlspaces. Other tools you can use are dehumidifiers and water extractors to help repair water damage.