Water Damage Cleanup Near Me Hendersonville Nc

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Most of us feel very comfortable with our homes and we tend to look at them as a safe haven from the world around us. The unfortunate thing is, there are issues that can occur which will make our home uncomfortable and at times, even unsafe. Among the many problems that could take place is an issue with water damage. This can either happen quickly, as is the case if you have a flood in the home or it can happen over the course of time and be largely unrecognized because it occurs behind-the-scenes. What are some of the issues that can occur when you have water damage in the home?

One of the obvious issues is going to be the damage that can take place to almost any part of the home when water is involved. If the water leaked in from above, as is the case with a leaky roof, the damage can occur over time and may not be recognized immediately. This is also the case if you have a small leak in one of the water pipes in the wall or even in the ceiling. These issues can compound over time and by the time you recognize you have a problem, the damage can be quite extensive.

Most people consider that they are only dealing with drywall damage when water is involved but that is far from the extent of the problems that can occur. You may also have damage to your flooring, causing it to buckle and perhaps even need replaced. These are very expensive items that are going to require a professional touch. There may even be something that is much more sinister that is lurking in the background and can cause health problems that are difficult to detect.

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Water damage mitigation means to control or contain / make smaller. It's to control the cost of the loss and prevent further damage from occurring by taking reasonable and prudent steps to secure and protect the property from on-going damage. Water damage is generally arranged in 3 different categories. Scope of work and remediation process depends on category of loss. There are 3 categories of water damage restoration. Category 1: "Clean Water" water source that does not pose substantial harm to humans. Category 2: "Gray Water" water containing some degree of contamination. Has the potential to cause substantial discomfort or sickness. Category 3: "Black Water" grossly unsanitary. Contains pathogenic (disease causing) agents. In addition to the water damage category, there are also different classes of water damage. Class 1 is considered as "Slow rate of evaporation" which affects only a portion of a room. Materials have a low permeance/porosity. Minimum moisture is absorbed by the materials. Class 2 is considered as "fast rate of evaporation" which means that water affects the entire room of carpet and cushion. May have wicked up the walls, but not more than 24 inches. Calls 4 is "specialty drying situations".

This involves materials with a very low permeance/porosity, such as hardwood floors, concrete, crawlspaces, plaster, etc. Drying generally requires very low specific humidity to accomplish drying. What to do when you do have water damage? Thorough extraction along with contents protection is necessary in order to decrease overall drying time and reduce the possibility of rust and furniture stains. Do make sure that the water damage source have been stopped and repairs have been made. Turn off electrical power to affected areas - Only if safe to do so. Wash hands after handling any wet items. Remove all small furnishings out of the affected area, making ready for the restoration technicians. Remove any paper products off the floor; books, wrapping paper, etc. to prevent damage both to the flooring materials and to the paper products. Check everywhere a remote chance of water may exist somewhere. Check all adjoining areas to the obvious affected areas, behind baseboards, under and behind cabinets, vanities and built-ins, crawl spaces - most often missed. Remove a portion of the floor insulation under the affected area and check for moisture. You will probably be surprised what you find.

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