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When it comes to dealing with water damage, you need professional water damage restoration so you can prevent further damage to your home and get it back to a livable condition. Our IICRC licensed iFlooded Restoration technicians use industry-standard equipment to dry out residential water damage and get your home back to what it used to be.
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What Is Water Damage?
Water damage is the damage to your property caused by water intrusion from leaking pipes, foundation cracks, appliance leaks, broken heaters, floods, or even clogged toilets. It is one of the most common problems faced by homeowners. When your property gets exposed to water, it can become damp and start to rot or grow mold spores. If you do not get professional water restoration help in time, this can escalate to a much larger issue.
Many homeowners experience these three categories of water damage depending on the type of water:
Clearwater Damage or Category 1 Water Damage
Clearwater (also called whitewater) is when the water source originates from a sanitary water source. For instance, if your sink or bathtub overflows, that would be considered clearwater or category 1 water. Water from a broken washing machine or dishwasher is also considered clearwater. If category 1 water is left untreated within 48 hours, it can change into category 2 water.
Greywater Damage or Category 2 Water Damage
Greywater is essentially wastewater. It contains contamination, and it has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if consumed. Examples of greywater can be contaminated water or discharge from fixtures and appliances like toilets, dishwashers, sinks, bathtubs, and washing machines. If category 2 water is left untreated within 48 hours, it can change into category 3 water.
Blackwater Damage or Category 3 Water Damage
Blackwater is highly contaminated with bacteria and viruses. It includes water that contains fecal matter, grease, oils, sewage waste, or food chunks. Apart from damaging your properties, blackwater damage can cause diseases, biohazards, and infections. For instance, if your sewage waste line backs up or outside flooding water intrudes your home, you can expose yourself to different types of harmful bacteria. Blackwater intrusion results in category 3 damage that can be difficult to manage if left untreated for long.
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
The best way to salvage your property from excessive property water damage is to contact water damage restoration experts as soon as possible. In a broad sense, water damage restoration involves cleaning up the property to dry excess water and get your home to what it used to be.
Depending on the water damage category, your home may require a simple, non-invasive dry out, mitigation, and reconstruction. Our water damage restoration process has four stages:
1. Emergency Services
The first thing we do is perform a thorough water damage assessment. Here, our water restoration experts will locate the water source to stop the water from causing further damage. Then, we carry out water extraction using high-powered extraction machinery and tools. We then remove any wet materials to begin drying down the property and prevent mold growth. Finally, we set up drying equipment.
2. File Insurance Claim
Once you’ve filed an insurance claim, we’ll set up an onsite damage inspection with the insurance company’s representative, otherwise known as the insurance field adjuster.
3. Dry the Property
The next step is to monitor the drying progress of the affected areas. Once the site has dried to drying standards which usually takes 2-5 days of equipment running continuously, we remove the equipment.
The last step would be to put the home back to its original state by replacing any wet insulation, drywall, or other affected building materials.
Here are some of the following water damage situations that we handle:
We adopt best practices to clean up basement flood damage and get your home back to a habitable state. After removing the excess water and drying your basement, we'll inspect the damage and document any of your belongings that are beyond salvage, like upholstery, particleboard furniture, and insulation materials. We would then create an inventory list of all affected belongings.
If you notice a drop in water pressure, a hissing sound, or watermarks on the wall, there may be a burst pipe in your home. The first thing you should do is isolate the primary water source and switch off your home's water & power supply. Before things get out of hand, you need to contact water restoration experts to help you locate the pipe and stop the damage before it gets any worse.
Frozen pipes can burst and flood your home. As part of frozen pipe prevention, you need to insulate exterior pipes such as water supply lines in your garage and attics. Whenever you have to leave your home for more than a day, make sure you shut off the water supply and set your thermostat to 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
An overflowing toilet can fill your home with contaminated water and cause category 2 or 3 water damage to your floors, bathroom furniture, fixtures, and appliances. It can also affect your health, and the odor from the water is very unpleasant. While you shouldn't try to handle or clean this up yourself, there are a few things you can do, like shutting the water valve and contacting water restoration professionals. Once you reach out to us, our water damage restoration experts will help you clean, dry, and sanitize the affected area.
A sewage problem or sewer backup is an absolute nightmare that can cause severe water damage and destroy your home. It can backup harmful sewage fecal matter waste. The best way to handle this is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Avoid pouring grease down your sink drain, and do not flush paper hygiene products. If you have a sewage backup, be sure to call restoration professionals to remediate it properly.
Flash flooding happens suddenly, after heavy rainfall or due to mudslides, broken dams, or overflowing streams. Flash flooding causes different types of water damage that can ruin your home and destroy all your properties. Flash floods can flow through your sewage system and push out feces and other debris into your home, which causes category 3 water damage. It can also destroy your basement walls, ceiling structure and weaken your basement floor. If you have flooding in your home, call iFlooded Restoration, and we will respond immediately.
Dishwater malfunctions can cause leakage, which leads to water damage. Different circumstances can cause dishwasher leakage in your home. For instance, if your dishwasher starts leaking from the bottom, it is a sign that your pump seal or water inlet valve is worn out. Also, faulty drain pipes or blockage can cause air gap leakage. If you notice water coming out from the bottom of your dishwasher or under the sink, you need to act fast and contact water damage restoration pros. We'll help you identify the leakage source and dry the area thoroughly to prevent mold growth.
Refrigerator leakage can start from the bottom of your refrigerator or from inside the freezer. Blockage of your refrigerator’s drain opening can make your refrigerator start leaking water from the bottom. In this case, you need to clear out any food particles in the drain so that the accumulated water can drain out. Modern refrigerators with water and ice dispensers can also malfunction, causing water to leak out. Either way, you need to get water damage professionals as soon as you notice this to prevent further damage.
Roof leakage is one of the trickiest water damage situations. Sometimes, the only sign you get is continuous water dripping from your roof or small damp discoloration on your walls and ceilings. Other times, you'll notice a moldy smell in your attic. Roof leakage can be caused by a cracked vent pipe, broken shingles, chimney, or clogged gutter. iFlooded Restoration will help you identify the problem’s source, fast dry your house, and repair the leaking roof.
At one point or the other, you may experience leakage from an overflowing sink in your kitchen or bathroom which can cause category 2 and 3 water damage in your home. Once contaminated water from sink overflow comes in contact with different surfaces in your home, it can cause rapid mold growth in just 48 hours. Once you notice your sink is overflowing, you need to turn off the water and electricity sources and then mop up as much water as you can and then call a water damage restoration company to dry up the moisture and prevent further damage.
While a sump pump failure doesn't happen every day, it can cause extreme water damage to your home, especially when you do not deal with it in time. Some of the easily noticed signs of a sump pump failure are visible rust and strange noises from the pump. If a sump pump is malfunctioning, it will allow water to accumulate in your home, causing water damage to your basement. You need to call a water damage company to help you dry out your basement to prevent mold growth.
Natural disasters like devastating storms can flood your home and destroy your properties. iFlooded Disaster Recovery Team will help you handle any damage caused by a storm and restore your home to livable conditions.
Water Damage Restoration in the Tri-State Area
We provide 24/7 professional water damage restoration services, including fire, water, and mold remediation, to different New York and New Jersey locations. We also serve Fairfield County, Connecticut!
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Water Damage Frequently Asked Questions
- Extract water to prevent mold growth.
- Document/Assess of damage to your property.
- Stabilize the environment by setting up drying equipment and air filtration devices.
It usually takes 3 – 5 days to dry out the water damage depending on the amount of water, the extent of the damage, and the duration in which water was left to soak into the materials.
A water restoration company provides professional services, including water removal, water mitigation, and dehumidification to restore a home to livable conditions after water damage.
For a typical homeowners policy, yes, as long as it’s sudden and accidental. Your insurance company will pay for water damage caused by specific scenarios like appliance failures, pipe breaks, or accidental sink, toilet, or bathtub overflow. If the water comes from outside intrusions like rain or coastal flooding, you need to have a flood insurance policy to get coverage by insurance.
Water ingression can cause dampness within the wall cavities of your home. Water will typically be absorbed by insulation, and it will begin to wick up your walls. If you don’t call a restoration company to remove the moisture, your walls will likely start to grow mold.
In many cases, water-damaged drywall needs to be replaced depending on the category of the water and depending on whether that wall has insulation within the wall cavity.
Leaving water damage untreated can make you sick. Blackwater contains contaminants and toxins that cause infections and diseases.
With more than 30 years of water damage restoration experience, iFlooded Restoration provides the best water damage repair services in the Tri-State Area.
Our 24/7 Emergency Response Team is on standby to help whenever you need it.