Whether you’re dealing with a burst pipe, flooding from rain, or other disaster, water removal is essential to protecting your health and your property value. After you’ve stopped the water’s flow, it’s a good idea to seek professional help as soon as possible to asses any damaged areas and assist in drying things out.
Water can pool in wall cavities and other hidden areas, even if the rest of your home looks dry. A pro will have specialized equipment available for determining risks, and clearing up related problems.
Best Methods for Water Removal
- Top-down drying should be used for damage from a Category 1 or “clean” source, meaning an appliance or hose line that carries water with little risk of being immediately dangerous to your health. Ideally, you will be able to do this within 24-hours of flooding.
- Carpet removal is the first step involved in Category 2 or “gray water” flooding. This water poses a potential health risk, like water coming up through your basement flood. All carpet and padding should be removed and the walls may need to be assessed as well.
- Extensive removal would be needed when facing a Category 3 or “black water” flooding, such as sewage backup, and includes advanced techniques and special equipment for removal. At this stage the water poses a serious health risk. Professional help is recommended.
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