Whether it’s a burst pipe, flood damage, or any other number of potential causes, water damage needs speedy and effective water damage mitigation.
We have been restoring a water-damaged property for over 20 years, and we know the importance of a quick response and the successful implementation of a water restoration plan.
We offer 24/7 emergency water damage restoration services in Newark Whether it’s a burst pipe, flood damage, or any other number of potential causes, water damage needs speedy and effective water damage mitigation. Water mitigation is about much more than just drying and cleaning a property. There are many other factors to consider, like decontamination and treating porous materials (e.g. carpet or drywall) that can hold water. If left damp or untreated, bacteria can potentially thrive and cause future problems.
The time it takes to fully complete water restoration can vary based on several different factors. You can find out more about these in our Water Extraction and Drying and Flood Damage pages.
Water Damage Restoration and Repair in Newark
Water damage restoration must be carried out as quickly and efficiently as possible following any sort of water ingress. Put simply, water mitigation is lessening the impact of a disaster by reducing the potential damage caused by water after a leak or a flood.
The need for swift action comes down to the fact that standing water potentially becomes more contaminated the longer it’s left untreated. As water sits in place, the risk of microbial growth and damage to contents increases. As a result, water mitigation plays an important part in any water damage restoration plan.
Leaking pipes, burst sewer lines, and natural disasters can often leave your home severely water damaged. If your property is affected by water damage, it’s critical to identify the cause and act quickly to avoid further destruction.
Household water damage can be very stressful to deal with, especially when it leads to more problems down the line. While these repairs often require the help of professionals, there are a few DIY steps you can follow to help limit the damage where possible.
Lastly, you’ll want to assess the level of damage. Light damage can often be handled by the homeowner, however, significant damage can be hazardous and dangerous to repair without the help of a professional. For example, if flooding on an upper level has seeped through the floor onto the ceiling, the damage is beyond your ability to safely restore.
THE CATEGORIES OF DAMAGE
The type of water damage services you’ll need depends on the severity of the water damage itself.
So-called “Category 1” damage means that the water in your home is relatively clean, and doesn’t have immediate health risks to those living and working within the damaged area.
Category 1 water damage refers to issues like bathtub overflow, a flooded washing machine, and more. In general, the restoration process will be easier with Category 1 issues, as there hasn’t been an excessive amount of water absorbed within the affected area.
Category 2 water damage is a bit more severe — and is often referred to as “gray water.” This water is not considered “clean,” and will likely cause health problems to those it comes into contact with.
Category 3 constitutes the worst damage possible, as it often signals the arrival of so-called “Black Water.” This water is highly contaminated and is often the result of a sewer overflow. This type of damage also causes the most damage, not just to objects inside the home, but to the structure of the home itself.
Our service includes the complete process of water cleanup from beginning to end–(removal of water, drying items and structures, and moving restored items back).
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The first step is to extract all water from the affected area(s). Once all water is removed, our restorers use state-of-the-art dehumidifiers and other tools to dry up any residual water and moisture to help combat the potential for mold growth. The timeframe for this step is never concrete, as it really depends on the extent of the water found on the premises. After the drying stage, moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras are used to ensure that the area is truly dry. We take this extra step to give you peace of mind that you won’t have to worry about mold developing down the line. In some cases, we may have to remove affected drywall, deep-clean carpets and furniture, repair flooring, clean out your HVAC ducts, or remove mold that we have discovered.
There are two phases in the water damage restoration process. In the first phase, we perform any demolition, cleaning, and drying tasks needed to proceed. Generally, this phase takes three or four days, though it might take longer if there is significant damage. The second phase of the project includes repairs and fluctuates depending on the extent of the damage. We’ve performed restorations in which the second phase lasted a few days and others where it lasted for weeks, but we’ll be sure to communicate with you.