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When Is Professional Water Damage Restoration Necessary?

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

red, black and white Danger, Water May Be Contaminated warning sign Water damage that involves contamination calls for professional expertise

Major water damage can ruin building materials and contents while posing a risk of secondary damage such as mold. It is difficult for a business owner to accurately assess the severity of water damage. From a sewer backup to pipe burst cleanup, here are several scenarios in which damage mitigation and restoration experts can minimize property damage at a building in Lone Tree, CO.

Contaminated Water

Water damage that involves contamination calls for professional expertise. The following measures are typically necessary for damage caused by Category Two gray water or highly contaminated Category Three black water:

  • Containment
  • Extraction
  • Disinfection
  • Drying

Porous building materials exposed to contaminated water may need to be torn out and replaced. Some contents are also likely to require replacement. A sewer cleanup company can provide these services and advise business owners about ways to limit contagion or mold risks.

Pooling Water
A broken pipe can introduce a large amount of clean Category One into a structure. Depending on how much water is released before the supply is shut off, business owners may only need to extract as much water as possible and promote drying. Residual moisture could still pose a risk of mold. Professional pipe burst cleanup is the fastest and most thorough way to limit damage.

Damaged Materials
Damage cleanup and restoration professionals can make informed recommendations regarding water-damaged building materials or contents. It may be possible to clean some items exposed to contamination. Replacing porous materials that are difficult to thoroughly disinfect or dry can prevent recontamination or secondary damage.
While a business owner may be able to complete a minor pipe burst cleanup with the right equipment, obtaining and correctly using these tools is more challenging and time consuming than contacting restoration experts in Lone Tree, CO. The fastest way to get back to business is to rely on trained specialists to clean and dry water damage.

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