Damage? We can help!
We specialize in water damage - extraction, structural
drying, and contents drying. Contact
PuroClean now, and we will restore your property
before the water damage gets any worse.
Water damage restoration isn't as straight forward
as one may think, even if you have the right equipment
in terms of weighted extractors, dehumidifiers, high
velocity air movers and wall and hardwood floor drying
systems, it's not just a matter of installing them and
letting them do their jobs. Other factors come into
affect to, like the type (or category)
of water loss - three types of water damage and each
should be treated differently according to the IICRC
(The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration
Category one: Refers to a clean source of water.
This is water that does not pose substantial threat
to humans. Examples of category 1 water losses include
broken water supply lines like the supply line to refrigerators,
dishwashers, clothes washing machines etc.
Category two: Refers to water that contains
a significant degree of chemical, biological or physical
contaminants. This water will make a human ill or at
the very least very uncomfortable if consumed and includes
water sources such as dishwasher, washing machine overflows.
It also includes toilet overflows that doesn't contain
Category three: Refers to water that is grossly
unsanitary and is the worst of all. This type of water
will cause severe discomfort and sickness as it contains
dirty agents, bacteria, and last of all fungi. This
water should be kept away from all humans and pets for
safety reasons including possible death. Sources include
sewage; flooding from rivers or streams; water from
beyond the toilet trap; water from the toilet bowl with
feces; and standing water that has begun to support
microbial growth. Everything that gets wet in a category
three water loss needs to be cut out and replaced, and
all possessions should be thrown out immediately.
Note: Time is also a factor when classifying
water losses (not just source), for example category
two water that is not promptly removed from the structure
and or has remained stagnant for 48-72 hours may need
to be re-classified as category three water. Mold and
bacterial amplification aside, this is the main reason
for acting quickly in a water loss.
Rescue is certified by:
IICRC Institute of Inspection,
Cleaning and Restoration Certification