Residential Water Damage Restoration – 24/7 Water Removal Serving NJ, NY, PA & CT
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A prompt solution is the key to reducing or removing the loss in water damage. Treating the damage right away can often reduce restoration costs, along with reduction of mold growth and other contaminants associated with water damage or flooding.
In the event the clean-up process isn’t started immediately, water starts to evaporate on its own. The air absorbs this evaporated water and redistributes the moisture to other things like ceiling tiles and dry-wall. The outcome is secondary damage.
A few examples of secondary water damage include:
- Mold spores start to colonize within 72 hours
- Hardwood floors begin to buckle
- Plaster and sheetrock sag and crack
- Vinyl loosens from the floor
Guaranteed services by well-trained professionals who care
If the water damage your home is experiencing is plumbing or weather related, you should call AllStates Cleaning & Restoration immediately. We know the concern and stress that you’re feeling since these problems are in your home. Let us help.
Our IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification)-certified technicians are available 24-hours-a-day, 7 days a week to take care of your water damage emergency. Our knowledgeable team will do more than just remove the excess water from your property. In addition they possess both the proper knowledge and equipment to dry out your home so it is completely returning to its safe, pre-loss condition.
Equally important, we guarantee all of our services. If one of our services is not done right for any reason, we will come back, fix it and make it right, Guaranteed.
Free Consultation Evaluation and Estimate
When you have a water damage problem in your home, call us for a free consultation, inspection and estimate. AllStates Cleaning & Restoration offers 24-7 Residential Water Damage Service, every day of the year. Call today!
- FREE Consultation, detailed inspection & evaluation of your situation
- Address your clean-up and restoration concerns
- Get all your questions answered
- Estimate in writing
- No pressure, no obligation
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How Residential Water Damage Restoration and cleanup works
From estimation to completion, our experienced team is well prepared to handle your home’s water damage cleanup and restoration needs. With our help you can rest assured that your assets will be-saved and damage kept minimal.
The main thing our trained technicians will do is use specialized equipment to determine just how severe your water damage problem actually is. Once they’ve evaluated the damage, they’ll remove the standing water from your property.
The actual water removal process itself differs based upon whether the water is under your home or inside of it…
Carpet pads are thrown away in many cases because it is cheaper sometime to replace than dry them. If there is water damage affecting a wall we will remove the baseboard and drill small holes in the wall and install wall heater. This can allow hot air to dry out the wall.
The expertise to do it right
AllStates Cleaning & Restoration has the highest industry certifications in Water Loss Management. Our IICRC-certified field technicians are capable of drying a home completely back to its pre-loss condition. They can handle any size or type of job using advanced drying processes to restore soaked structural materials to their original condition. The same drying techniques can be utilized to inhibit the growth of harmful pathogens like mold and mildew while saving furniture, electronics, flooring and documents.
Our vast inventory of state-of-the-art drying and dehumidification equipment includes anything from water extractors, water pumps, air-movers and dehumidifiers, to dry out large properties.
Our experienced technicians will take the time to carefully assess every perimeter of your home to be sure the job is complete before they leave. Since 2008 we’ve helped restore hundreds if not thousands of water damaged homes throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
Residential Water Damage Category Definitions
According to the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification), which sets the standards for the cleaning industry and water damage restoration training, there are several different levels and classes involved in liquid destruction. From the IICRC’s S-500 guidelines, there are 3 categories describing the type of liquid involved. – To read more about Residential Water Damage Category Definitions
Certain terms and definitions related to water damage restoration exist. These are definitions of terms utilized:
Category 1 Water – Water via a source that doesn’t pose substantial harm to humans. Category 1 water is also referred to as “clean water.” Examples of clean water sources may include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:
- Broken/Burst domestic water supply lines;
- Tub or sink overflows without contaminants;
- Appliance malfunctions involving domestic water supply lines;
- Melting ice or snowfall;
- Falling rainwater; and Broken toilet water tanks and toilet bowls that do not contain contaminants or additives.
Clean water that has contact with structural surfaces and content items may deteriorate in cleanliness as it dissolves or mixes with soils and other contaminants, and as time passes.
Category 2 Water – Water that contains a significant degree of chemical, biological and/or physical contamination and having the potential to result in discomfort or sickness if consumed by or exposed to humans. Category 2 water is also often called “gray water.” Gray water contains microorganisms and nutrients for microorganisms.
Examples of gray water sources can include, but aren’t necessarily limited to the following:
- Discharge from dishwashers or washing machines;
- Flows over from toilet bowls along with some urine (no feces)
- Sump-pump failures;
- Seepage because of hydrostatic pressure;
- Chilled and condensate water; and
- Fire Protection Sprinkler Water.
Gray water could have chemicals, biocontaminants (fungal, bacterial, viral algae) along with other forms of contaminants ination including physical hazards. Time and temperature aggravate category 2 water contamination levels significantly. Gray water in flooded structures that is still untreated for longer than 48 hours may change to category 3 – black water.
Category 3 Water – Grossly unsanitary water containing pathogenic agents, arising form sewage, flooding or other contaminated water sources and having the possibility of causing discomfort or sickness if consumed or in contact with humans. Black water includes sewage and other contaminated water sources entering or affecting the indoor environment. Category 2 water that isn’t removed promptly from the structure may be reclassified as category 3 water. Toilet back flows that originated beyond the toilet trap are viewed as black water contamination, inspite of visible content or color.
Category 3 water consists of, but isn’t necessarily limited to all forms of flooding from:
- Sewage/rainwater mixed; and
- Rising water from streams or rivers.
Such water sources have sewage and organic matter into structure building and create black water conditions.
Residential Water Damage Tips
- Shut off power outlets and electric appliances in or near flooded areas, only if it is safe to do so. You shouldn’t tackle any electric devices while standing in flood water
- Be sure that the water source is turned off
- Remove anything from the floor, including wet rugs
- Remove paper products from the source of water immediately
- Mop up just as much water as possible
- Move artwork to a dry place
- Move all furniture out of the affected areas
- Prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying
- Open drawers and closet doors to reduce drying time
- Wipe down furniture to remove excess moisture
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