Water damage in Woodbury, Minnesota 55125 from a sewage backup, burst water pipe, and flooded basement can cause a lot of headaches. That’s why it is important to choose a water restoration company that has the experience necessary to not only remove the water, but to also be able to identify any potential problems from hidden moisture. At Water Damage Near Me, our service experts with the help of highly sensitive moisture meters are trained to seek out water and eliminate it.
At Water Damage Near Me, our IICRC certified water restoration technicians are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ready at a moments notice to quickly respond to your water damage emergency. And since it is critical to properly dry out your home or business quickly to prevent further damage, our service experts are ready to respond in under an hour! Operators are standing by so call us now at (866) 405-4076.
If left untreated, water damage can create a lot of problems for any property owner. Aside from ensuring the safety of anyone living or working in an environment where a water loss has occurred, the most important thing to do is remove any standing water. Building materials such as drywall and floor coverings quickly absorb the water and the longer it sits, the more difficult it is to dry. The longer these items are wet from flooding it decreases the likelihood of being able to salvage them. Many property owners can and do take care of the standing water themselves, but if you are unable to do so, it is important to call a water restoration professional equipped with the proper equipment and have them quickly pump out or extract the water. If the water is over a few inches deep, Do not step into the standing flood water.
Most homes have fuse boxes and circuit breakers that work properly, but you should never take any chances with your life by getting electrocuted. Water can easily get into your outlets and conduit creating a possibly dangerous situation. Also be aware that if the water travelled through multiple levels on the property, some of it could have gotten into your light fixtures. So please use caution anywhere water damage is present. And if you feel there is a potential fire hazard, don’t hesitate to call your local Woodbury, Minnesota fire department.
After any standing water had been removed, high powered commercial drying equipment should be set up to dry out the property. It only takes 48 to 72 hours after a water intrusion for mold to grow on walls, floors, and personal belongings. That’s why not only is it important to start the drying process quickly, but to also use the right equipment and set it up in a manner that accelerates the drying process. Oscillating and box fans in conjunction with a home dehumidifier can bring down the humidity, but wont help very much in drying out flooring or drywall. At Water Damage Near Me of Woodbury Minnesota, our service experts use air movers/fans that are specifically designed to direct the airflow directly at the affected areas, significantly reducing the time it takes for the materials to dry out. To assure that the property is dry, high tech moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras are used at the start of every job to pinpoint everywhere that the water may have traveled. We then continue to monitor the job and once the property is dry, we recheck the moisture readings to make sure that everything has dried properly.
At Water Damage Near Me, we understand the stress that sewage backup or water damage can cause. Not only from the actual damages, but also from the financial and emotional toll it creates. To help ease some of the stress, a IICRC certified technician will come out to your property and provide you an estimate, free of charge. Since it is impossible to assess a water loss over the phone, we would be more than happy to take a look at the damages, walk you through what needs to get done, and provide you with a fair price. And if your are comfortable with our recommendations, we will get started immediately.
Fortunately, many home owners have property insurance that covers water damage. Unfortunately the claims process can be a little overwhelming. Since most of the work we do is covered by insurance, it is important that the service professional drying out your property is experienced in working with your insurance provider and claim adjustors. Our team knows what it takes to help our customers receive financial compensation quickly and will walk with you every step of the way, making sure that your needs are met. And to make sure that you receive a fair price for all the work done, Water Damage Near Me will invoice your insurance company using Xactimate estimating software, standard in water loss damage insurance claims. Companies that use this program can assure their customers that as long as there is coverage for the loss, all approved work will be paid for or reimbursed by their insurance provider.
The categories of water help determine on a case by case basis what are the appropriate steps for each particular flood damage job:
Category 1 Water – Refers to a source of water that does not pose substantial threat to humans and classified as “Clean Water”. Examples are broken water supply lines, tub or sink overflows or appliance malfunctions that involves water supply lines.
Category 2 Water – Refers to a source of water that contains a significant degree of chemical, biological or physical contaminants and causes discomfort or sickness when consumed or even exposed to. Known as “Grey Water”. This type carries micro organisms and nutrients of micro organisms. Examples are toilet bowls with urine (no feces), sump pump failures, seepage due to hydrostatic failure and water discharge from dishwashers or washing machines.
Category 3 Water – Known as “Black Water” and is grossly unsanitary. This water contains unsanitary agents, harmful bacteria and fungi, causing severe discomfort or sickness. Type 3 category are contaminated water sources that affects the indoor environment. This category includes water sources from sewage, seawater, rising water from rivers or streams, ground surface water or standing water. Category 2 Water or Grey Water that is not promptly removed from the structure and or have remained stagnant may be re classified as Category 3 Water. Toilet back flows that originates from beyond the toilet trap is considered black water contamination regardless of visible content or color.
Most common causes of flooded basement cleanup in Woodbury, Minnesota:
- Sump Pump Failure
- Sewer Backup
- Burst Pipes
- Blown Appliance
- Water Heater Burst
- Leaky Roof
- Broken Window
- Clogged Drain