Restorations Los Angeles
Water Extraction Specialist in Los Angeles, California.
At Restorations LA our customer service is our core value. We treat every home like our own and make your comfort and understanding our first priority. Flooding and water damage in Los Angeles is always unexpected and can be overwhelming to handle on your own. With our equipment, knowledge and experience we’re here to assist you get your water damaged property dry and safe as quickly and efficiently as possible.
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When you have a pipe burst, water leak or flood in your home it can be scary but there are 3 simple steps you can take to mitigate damage and prevent costly property damage.
When it comes to water extraction not all water is treated equally. It is extremely important to determine what type of water it is which will help determine the severity of the situation.
Below is an outline of the water types and how they need to be dealt with.
Category 1 (Clean Water)
Leaks or flooding caused by category 1 water are generally low risk because the water is clean and therefore not introducing harmful bacteria into the materials it comes in contact with. With the cleanliness of this water, not all materials will require removal unless there is significant damage that has altered the appearance or decreased the structural integrity of these materials. That said, because these leaks are being supplied by the water main and therefore have unlimited resources to continue leaking, they are typically high volume and as a result can cause the most damage. Also, they are easy to miss in the early stages because the source of the leak is either hidden inside the walls and may go unnoticed until visible elsewhere or because the water is not odorous and may not produce any apparent side effects until days or weeks after the initial cause of the problem. Some common sources of this type of flooding include but are not limited to:
-Supply Line Bursts
-Water Heater Rupture
-Pin Hole Leaks
-Faulty faucet and Shower Valves
Category 2 (Grey Water)
This category refers to a source of water that contains a significant degree of chemical, biological or physical contaminants that have the propensity to cause discomfort or sickness when consumed or exposed to. Otherwise known as grey water, this type carries microorganisms and nutrients of microorganisms within the water. These leaks or floods are higher risk due to the nature of the bacteria it exposes to the materials in which it contacts as well as the higher probability for mold to grow and spread. Whether it be drywall, wood or laminate flooring, baseboards, or carpet that are exposed to this water, these materials may now be damaged beyond salvageability and require removal depending on the level of exposure. They may not always be visible immediately but they are generally noticed sooner than category 1 due to the odor and location of the expelled water. Common sources include:
-Damaged or Corroded Toilet Seal
-Drain Line Leak
-Shower Pan Leak
-Sump Pump Failure
-Washing Machine Discharge
Category 3 (Sewage)
Known as “black water” and grossly unsanitary, this water contains polluted and unhealthy agents, harmful bacteria and fungi, causing severe discomfort or sickness when exposed to. Type 3 category leaks or floods are contaminated water sources that affect the indoor environment. This category includes water sources from sewage, seawater, rising water from rivers or streams, ground surface water or standing water. They are generally noticed immediately because of the odorous nature and the origin of the water is visibly apparent. Category 2 water or grey water that is not promptly removed from the structure or has remained stagnant may be classified as category 3 water. Toilet backflows that originate from beyond the toilet trap are considered black water contamination regardless of visible content or color. Common sources include:
-Soft Clog in Drain Line
-Drain Line Backup
-Roof Leaks from Rain
-Any Outside Water Found Inside
Now that you have an idea of the dangers associated with each type of water loss, you can better decide how to tackle the proper restoration. The next steps will likely include content pack out, asbestos testing, water extraction, drying and dehumidification, mold remediation, and rebuilding. A professional inspection is highly recommended and Restorations LA is standing by and ready to offer the proper advice and procedures to move forward.
There are times when our drying equipment can’t get the job done without some initial removal of water. Restorations LA offers affordable, high quality water extraction services conducted by professionals who care about your property.
If your basement floods or you crawl space has standing water, we use submersible pumps and wet/dry vacuums to extract all the water possible in order to dry your property to the fullest extent of our abilities.
If your carpet or carpet padding is soaked and keeping your floor from reaching an acceptable level of dryness, we will conduct a full inspection and remove any material necessary to ensure a safe and dry environment.
Water Extraction Costs
It’s very important that you remove all of the water and wet material from the home or business before it does any serious damage. If the water hasn’t been completely removed then there is a high chance that the area will grow highly toxic and dangerous mold.
Our Water Damage Restoration Services are available throughout Los Angeles California, including:
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