Categories of Water Damage Dictate Service Needed
Call SERVPRO to Safely Remove Water from Your Home
There are a variety of types of in-home water damage that needs removal after a water event such as flooding, a burst pipe, a leaky water heater, or a cracked foundation.
Water removal in Glendale can be difficult for homeowners. However, you can keep your confidence up by knowing that you will be able to identify your needs after a water event, such as calling SERVPRO to respond to your emergency, as well as calling your insurance company and being able to describe the damage.
Identifying the Types of Water Damage in 3 Categories
While your SERVPRO professional will take care of all the work, assessment, and water removal in your home, it is still a good idea to have some knowledge about the different types of water damage that can occur in your home. Being able to identify what kind of damage there is can go a long way in helping you take immediate action, such as knowing if you should evacuate the home immediately or not.
Category One: Category one comprises of water damage that has been caused by overflowing outlets, such as leaking sinks, broken faucets, or overflowing bathtubs. Damage in this category is relatively easy to repair and does not pose much of a health risk, although it can result in mold formation in bathrooms or kitchens. Mopping up excess water and using a wrench to turn off water is usually sufficient for small volumes of water.
Category Two: Category two damage can pose some health risks to those nearby, because of cracked storm drain lines or water supply pipes. Even a roof that has a leak can damage furniture. This type of repair needs an expert in water removal like our SERVPRO technicians to mitigate damage and should be done as soon as possible.
Category Three: This last type of water damage must be attended to immediately by a professional such as our specialists and technicians. Excess rains, blockages, and other water issues can back up drains and toilets into your home. This can lead to contamination of drinking water or cause foul odors. This type of category means action must be taken immediately in the form of water removal before any repairs can be done. Black water requires safe removal, both for the technicians and residents.
Contact SERVPRO of Clayton / Ladue at (314) 863-4555 day or night. We offer 24/7 Emergency Services available to answer your questions or respond to your water emergency.