TIME MATTERS WHEN YOU HAVE WATER DAMAGE.
Water damage may not look very serious, but the damage can escalate quickly and is often preventable. Immediate action can minimize your property damage.
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Providing 24/7 Emergency Services we are here to support you every step of the way in restoring your property back to normal. Timing is critical to reducing further water damage. Our IICRC trained and certified technicians are well qualified to perform a variety of water damage restoration services.
Our priority is to help you return to normalcy as quickly as possible. Ready to help, any time of day or night - our team is qualified to assist you in any water damage situation imaginable.
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Top 10 Causes of Water Damage
Water intrusion, leaks and other sources of water damage are a reality in many types of residential and commercial buildings. Besides causing water damage, water infiltration can lead to mould growth and bacterial contamination in cases of unsanitary water sources. The end results are health and safety risks to occupants and workers, and significant costs to remediate the damage and contamination.
Heavy Rainfall or Storm Damage
Foundation Wall Seepage
In the case of major water damage events such as catastrophic floods and storms, it is important to properly evaluate the extent of water damage to building materials and contents so that materials can be dried expeditiously, indoor mould growth can be avoided and secondary damages can be prevented.
What Are the Different Types of Water Damage?
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has developed the ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration which outlines procedural standards for 3 categories of water damage contamination and 4 classes of water damage by severity. By using the IICRC S500 guidelines we are able to take the right steps to ensure successful mitigation and prevention of mould growth. Understanding the category of water or sewage damage will also help us to address health hazards and the safety precautions that must be taken. Most importantly, this ensures your property is efficiently restored to a safe and healthy space for everyone.
The 4 Classes of Water Damage
The 4 classes of water damage are determined by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) S500 standard. These classes of water loss refer to the amount of water and the anticipated rate of evaporation based on the amount and type of wet material in the affected area. The ANSI/IICRC S500 standard describes the procedures to be followed and the precautions to be taken when performing water damage and sewage damage restoration of residential and commercial property, and their contents.
Class 1: Slow Rate of Evaporation
Class 1 water damage affects only part of a room with minimal water absorption into contents and building materials such as carpet, wood flooring, drywall and framing. Class 1 is the least amount of flooding, absorption and evaporation and is typically contained to affecting only part of a room or floor.
Class 2: Fast Rate of Evaporation
Class 2 water losses affect the room from wall-to-wall and have damaged furniture and materials like drywall, wood flooring, carpet and underpad. Capillary action resulting in absorption or "wicking" of water up drywall is typically less than 2 feet high. Moisture can remain in building materials such as carpet, drywall, framing and concrete/brick resulting in mould growth if not properly cleaned and dried.
Class 3: Fastest Rate of Evaporation
Class 3 water losses typically come from above (ex: roof, ceiling or upstairs) resulting in wet insulation, collapsed or sagging ceilings, wet walls, flooring, and subfloor. Class 3 involves the greatest amount of water, absorption and evaporation. Time matters when you are dealing with a Class 3 water damage.
Class 4: Specialty Drying Situations
Class 4 water damages may require longer drying times and circumstantial approaches to restoration and repair. Specialty drying situations involving saturated structural materials, oftentimes due to high-volume water damages, catastrophic flooding or extreme weather events which can submerge parts of a building.
The 3 Categories of Water Damage
In addition to understanding the 4 classes of water loss, it is also important to identify the source, type and "cleanliness" of the water. The 3 categories of water damage are determined by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), though depending on who you ask they may go by different names.
Category 1: Clean Water
Water damage from sanitary sources such as plumbing fixtures and appliances. These sources of clean floodwater or water damage do not present an immediate health threat however if left untreated clean water can quickly escalate to Category 2 water, resulting in odour and mould growth. Time matters when you are dealing with clean water damage, so act quickly and call a professional for help with water extraction and drying.
Category 2: Grey Water
Grey water refers to flood water or water damage sources that are not contaminated with sewage. Common sources of grey water include bathtubs, plumbing fixtures, appliances and sinks. Grey water will contain fewer pathogens than Category 3 black water, however, typically these sources of water still contain small amounts of contaminants and can induce illness if ingested. Clean water can become grey water if the water damage is not remediated, cleaned and dried professionally. Water cleanup must begin immediately.
Category 3: Black Water
Category 3 black water refers to water sources contaminated with sewage and other chemicals, pathogens or toxins. Black water can come from basement drain sewage backup, burst sewage pipe or toilet overflow. Black water can also come from garburators, dishwashers, appliances and roof leaks where animals or animal feces were detected. All of these water sources contain dangerous pathogens and bacteria that must be professionally cleaned and remediated.
Catastrophic flooding resulting in overland flooding from heavy rainfall, rivers or lakes can carry contaminants and is treated as Category 3 as black water. Water damage or flooding with black water is dangerous and destructive because of the unsanitary condition of the water. Black water can become extremely hazardous and expensive to remediate if the water is not quickly removed, cleaned and dried professionally.
Emergency Water Damage Restoration Service in Toronto
SELECT Restoration Services understands the urgency to quickly identify areas of water damage so that appropriate measures can be taken for the remediation process to begin as soon as possible. After water damage has been discovered, our technicians first rescue any contents and personal items that have been damaged by water. Our team of IICRC certified personnel provide industry-leading response times and comprehensive assessments supported by the use of state-of-the-art water damage detection and remediation equipment.
If you require immediate water damage restoration services, get the help you need and the peace of mind you deserve. Time matters when you have water damage - don't hesitate to contact the experts at SELECT Restoration Services. Call us today for a free estimate 1-833-24EMERG.
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SELECT Restoration is a professional water damage restoration company that specializes in water damage cleanup, flood damage restoration, sewer backup cleanup and sewage cleanup. We are a privately owned full-service general contracting company providing in-house reconstruction, damage repair and environmental services.
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When water damage disaster strikes, SELECT Restoration is there to provide the guidance, expertise and personalized care needed to ensure your property is cleaned up and dried, quickly. Our trained technicians work by your side providing efficient water damage restoration services with expert guidance. SELECT Restoration experts are certified and highly experienced in using only state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to restore water damaged properties.
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Whether you have experienced sudden water damage due to plumbing leaks, basement flooding, burst pipe, frozen pipe or you are concerned about water intrusion or leaks causing mould, we are committed to providing prompt emergency water damage restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
SELECT Restoration is the water damage restoration company you can trust for reliable, comprehensive water damage restoration services. Would you know what to do in a disaster or after a flood or water damage emergency situation? We can help.
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At SELECT Restoration, we are ready and equipped with skilled personnel, efficient processes, a highly trained workforce and management experience to handle many types of water damage. Whether the water damage or flooding be to residential, commercial, industrial or institutional property, we will assemble the right team to respond immediately and help get things back to normal.
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We are proud to be recognized as a professional insurance restoration contractor throughout the insurance industry and within the communities we serve. SELECT Restoration Services proudly serves a range of insurance professionals and provides 24/7 water damage emergency services to take care of their residential and commercial policy holders.
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When you choose SELECT Restoration Services, our commitment to both the insurance company and the policy holder will prove both beneficial and time-efficient. We recognize there are two customers in this business – the insurance carrier and the policy holder. We can contribute to increased customer retention and reduced water damage claim costs through our experience, knowledge and water damage restoration expertise.
Recommending SELECT Restoration Services to your clients could mean the difference between a small water cleanup and a more expensive and time-consuming water damage claim. By choosing SELECT Restoration Services your clients will get the assistance and peace of mind they need in only a few hours, not a few days. Our fast response time helps to lower the cost of claims by immediately beginning with water extraction and dehumidification efforts to prevent secondary damages or mould - all while providing your clients with fast, professional water damage restoration service.
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SELECT Restoration Services is the water damage restoration company you can trust for reliable and comprehensive service. Our claims representatives are fully qualified water restoration experts in emergency water damage restoration and are committed to restoring homes and businesses after an unthinkable water damage or flooding event. We are dedicated to delivering the flood cleanup or water damage restoration service you need, quickly.
Our goal is to satisfy you by reorganizing the unexpected chaos which unfolds shortly after water damage has occurred, while putting water or flood damaged property back to pre-loss condition as quickly as possible. A highly trained water restoration technician or estimator will immediately arrive at the damaged property after receiving the initial service request. We are committed to delivering superior customer satisfaction as your water damage restoration service provider.
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