What to Consider Before Water Damage Restoration?
The decision of whether to clean up the affected area yourself or call the water damage restoration professionals depends on the situation and these few factors:
The Amount of Water
If you feel like it's only a small amount of water and you can tackle it yourself with the correct tools then go for it. However if, it's a large amount of water you don't think you'll be able to handle definitely contact a professional.
If your home was hit by a flood and your property has significant damages. Follow the steps your local disaster authorities left you and leave the damages to the experts.
Source of Damage
Figuring out where the water is coming from and what type of water you're dealing with is necessary on whether to handle it yourself or we can call an expert for you. Here are the three types of water you should look for:
Clean Water - This type of water comes from a sanitary water source such as broken pipes and supply lines, and does not pose a risk from dermal, ingestion, or inhalation exposure.
Gray Water - This type of water comes from washing machines, dishwashers, and toilets. Gray water contains significant contamination and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed due to microorganisms, as well as other organic or inorganic matter.
Black Water - This is the most harmful water and is grossly contaminated. It can contain pathogenic, toxigenic, or other harmful agents. For example, water that originates from sewer lines, drain pipes, river water, muddy water, and any other water that has been untreated for seven days.
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