Water Loss – Emergency Extraction & Drying
When Water damage suddenly drops-in on you in either your home or business, time is of the essence now to cut off the source of the issue and call a professional like MJD Global Disaster Restoration, LLC., to help. Water within your property can cause damage and structural issues to your home or business if not dealt with quickly and efficiently. Immediate intervention by a professional restoration company is the best and most effective initial intervention.
Why Do I Need A Restoration Company?
When a pipe burst, when a toilet overflows, when a water heater fails or when your property has suffered flood damage, your first initial thought is you can clean it up right? However, without a knowledgeable team and the proper equipment it will lead to bigger issues. Effectively drying your property or business is a science requiring professionals and professional equipment. This will ensure the successful recovery of your property.
You must be aware of common drying times. Carpet can take 24 hours or more to dry. If the pad is soaked it must be removed first and then you can begin drying the carpet. All items must be removed from the area or elevated with buffers. Moderately wet drywall can take 1-3 days. If the drywall is soaked then it must be removed as you can possibly dry the drywall but you will not be able to properly dry the insulation inside the wall. Hardwood flooring, plaster, concrete and wood may require 7-10 days to dry properly.
Evaluation and Categories of Water Discharge
· The first step is the evaluate the Extent of Damage and the type of Water Loss– MJD Global Disaster Restoration, LLC., will assess the damage while inspecting your home or business in-order to call the correct professional to come and initially fix the cause of the water damage.
· There are Three Categories of Water Discharge
o Category 1 – This originates from a sanitary source without contaminants like a broken water supply line, a tub or sink overflow, or falling rainwater that does not touch anything but your structure.
o Category 2 – This originates from a significant contaminated source like a washing machine, a dishwasher or a toilet bowl (some peppy but no poopy).
Category 3 – This is the worst type of water discharge. It originates from a tremendously contaminated source and is toxic, it contains pathogens and other nasty ingredients. A great example would be beautiful water coming down and then mixing with the ground and other water and then picking-up oil, grease, gas, pesticides and other stuff from the outside and then coming inside. Another great example would be a large discharge from a sewer source.
Again, fast and effective extraction and drying is of paramount importance once your property has been damaged by water. The clock is ticking and the next move is yours. Call MJD Global Disaster Restoration, LLC., and let our team of professional’s begin to restore your most valuable asset.