Thorough Water Damage Restoration in Phoenix
Has your home or commercial property been damaged by a flood, burst pipe, or any other type of water-related disaster? You can count on the experienced team here at Arizona Fire & Water Restoration, Inc. to show up quickly, inspect and assess the damage, and get to work on our water damage restoration.
The Consequences of Water Damage
Some people underestimate the damage that water can cause in parts of their property where water is not supposed to be. There is often a misconception that a few inches of water in your living room isn’t much, but in reality, that “little” amount of water can create a devastating amount of damage. There have been cases where a little bit of water had caused damage that amount to upwards of a few thousand dollars, particularly because they didn’t immediately call water damage restoration specialists for help.
A couple of inches of water can damage expensive carpets, furniture, appliances, and other belongings. A little water can also affect floors, such as breaking down the glue that holds floor planks down, or causing wooden floors to swell. Walls become stained, and electrical outlets hit by flooding will also have to be replaced.
Aside from the immediately apparent destruction, water damage also brings the future threat of mold formation. With all the moisture within your flooded property, it may only be a matter of time before the whole place becomes the perfect breeding ground, not only for mold, but for bacteria and other contaminants as well.
With these undeniable consequences of water damage, it’s imperative that you get the services of AZ Fire Water Restoration the moment your property gets hit by a flood or any other water-related disaster.
Dos and Don’ts of Dealing With Water Damage
The extent of water damage can be mitigated if you take immediate action before our water damage restoration professionals arrive at your property. Some of the things you need to do are:
- Locate the main water shutoff valve and turn it off
- Turn off the electricity
- Turn off the gas
- Secure essential documents and valuables
- Take pictures and videos for your insurance claim
- Dispose of all food you suspect was contaminated by the floodwater
- Remove what you can of your water-damaged belongings
- Remove standing clean water
Whatever you do, don’t:
- Enter the water-damaged area without protective gear
- Use electrical appliances within the affected area
- Use a vacuum cleaner to remove water
- Enter a room with structural damage
- Remove sewage water yourself
- Wait long before calling water damage restoration professionals
Categories of Water Damage
When you call us at (480) 775-8000 for water damage restoration, we kick off your home restoration journey by evaluating the affected area of your property and categorizing the water damage it is suffering.
There are three categories of water damage:
Category 1: Clean Water – Water causing the damage that comes from faucets, burst water lines, drinking fountains, showerheads, and other sanitary sources.
Category 2: Gray Water – Water causing the damage that comes from dishwashers, washing machines, urinals, overflowing toilet (with urine only, no feces), and other sources with a higher contamination level.
Category 3: Black Water – Water causing the damage that comes from sewage and other water sources containing pathogenic or disease-causing contaminants.
Time and temperature are two of the primary factors that we will always consider when determining the category of the damage. A Category 1 water damage could be reclassified as Category 2 if the water isn’t removed right away. The same applies to Category 2 water damage, which could become Category 3.
Call For Phoenix Water Damage Restoration Right Away
One of the worst things people can do when their property is hit by water damage is to wait before giving a reliable water damage restoration company a call. The longer you wait to call for professional help, the worse the water damage is going to become.
We, at AZ Fire & Water Restoration, are dedicated to helping home and business owners deal with water damage as soon as possible. The water damage restoration service we provide is the safest, quickest, and most efficient in the Phoenix area. By the time our water damage restoration specialists are done with their job, your home or place of business will be restored to its former state.
The water damage remediation and restoration services we offer include the following:
Water extraction: After your property has been flooded, the first step that you must take is to extract the water immediately. This is very important because the longer the water sits, the more susceptible your property will be to damage or mold growth.
Structural drying: When we inspect your property, we may find that the water did serious damage to the structure. If this is the case, we will need to take a number of steps to dry out and restore the affected surfaces properly.
Water damage tips: Once your home or commercial property has been damaged by water, it is important to hire a professional restoration team to prevent the growth of mold. We can provide helpful tips and advice for your safety.
Sewage and flood damage tips: Both sewage and flood waters can lead to contamination, which is hazardous. Rely on our friendly and professional team to treat the damage properly. We offer tips and advice to keep you and your family safe.
Thermal imaging infrared camera: In order to thoroughly measure and assess the temperature on any surface, we use the advanced technology of thermal imaging infrared cameras. This can determine if an area is wet without surface damage.
24/7 emergency services: Floods, burst pipes, and other possible sources of water damage can wreak havoc at any time. With our 24/7 water damage restoration services, our highly-trained specialists can get to your location right away, and it wouldn’t matter if it’s the weekend, the middle of the night, or any other time outside of typical business hours.
Call our office today at (480) 775-8000 to request a free evaluation or request more information about the different services that we offer!