Homes and businesses alike experience water damage from time to time. Without immediate and proper help, water damage can lead to further losses, such as wood rotting, mold development, and bacterial growth. The different classes and categories of water have varying effects on items and building materials, but there are some types of materials that are more susceptible to water damage than others.
Common Causes of Water Damage
Categories of Water Damage
There are three (3) types of water damage as designated by the IICRC (the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification).
Category 1: Clean Water
Category 2: Gray Water
Category 3: Black Water
What Materials Can Be Affected by Water Damage?
Different items have varying levels of water resistance. While some are salvageable, others cannot be saved by drying out and may have to be discarded.
Ceramic or stone tile floors
Linoleum and vinyl floors
Flooring is only one example, of course. There are elements all around your property that will determine how resistant your home is to water damage and whether a repair or replacement is required. A skilled specialist can help you understand what the components in your home mean for the cost of water damage restoration.
How Our Professionals Deal With Water Damage
ServiceMaster by Wright is a water removal company that can dispatch a technician to a residence at any time of day. A professional can come over at any time of the year to provide homeowners with the instant help they require.