4 Common Questions About Water Damage Restoration

4 Common Questions About Water Damage Restoration

8 December 2021
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Did you get water in your basement and now it needs to be cleaned up? If so, you likely have some questions about the process of having your basement restored by a professional.

What Are the Different Categories of Water? 

You may not have known that there are actually three different categories of water – and your water damage restoration specialist will want to know what kind is in your basement. Blackwater is one of the most concerning types, which is typically from a sewage backup where water comes out from a drain. There can be dangerous contaminants in this water that will make you not even want to be in the room where the water backup occurred.

Greywater is water that has been used in your home but not yet reached the sewer. Think of it as water from a shower, sink, washing machine, dishwasher, or something of that nature.

Clean water is anything that has come into your home from a municipal water source, but has not yet been used. Think of it as a pipe that has burst or a hot water tank that leaked. This water is completely safe to be around. 

Should You Take Action to Get Rid of the Water? 

If you have clean or greywater in your home, you should take action to remove this water as soon as possible. The longer water sits in your home will result in more damage, as water can get into wood and hard to reach areas where mold growth can form. If you have blackwater in your home, however, leave this to the professionals to take care of. It's simply not safe to be around and handle without the risk of getting sick.

Will Turning the Heat Help Dry Out the Space?

Know that turning up the thermostat on your furnace is not going to do much to help dry out your home. You need professional tools to help remove moisture from the air and reduce mold growth. For example, a powerful fan that will move air over the surface to help reduce moisture content, and dehumidifier remove moisture from the air so it doesn't travel to other places.

Should You Call Insurance First?

While it is important to get your insurance company involved with water damage restoration, you'll want to focus on getting a water damage specialist into your home as soon as possible to repair the damage. Waiting to repair the damage can only cause it to get worse, and the restoration company can work with your insurance company later. 

For more information, contact a water damage restoration company in your area.

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