Water damage is the type of catastrophe that can strike just about anyone. When it occurs, no matter what the cause, it can be absolutely devastating to both a home or business alike. Water damage can strike due to a broken water pipe, sewage backup or weather-related flood and can really wreak havoc on your property if it is not handled appropriately and quickly. Although you probably know how to handle some situations that involve potential water damage, if you aren’t an expert, you will need assistance from skilled professionals. DKI Services offers exceptional help to tackle the effects of water damage right to your door to save your home or business.
Categories of Water Damage
If you experience water damage, it is important to know exactly which category you are dealing with so that it can be tackled effectively. The more polluted the water is, the worse your situation will be and the more difficult the job. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) classifies water damage into three distinctive categories. They are as follows:
Category 1: Water that is sanitary
Category 2: Water that is contaminated to a significant degree
Category 3: Water that is extremely, grossly contaminated
The exact category in which the water from water damage in your home or place of business will generally determine how professionals can handle the problem in terms of how it can be restored and how much can be salvaged.
What is the Biggest Problem Resulting from Water Damage?
Mold is one of the biggest problems resulting from water damage. In both homes and businesses, if there is water lingering after a flood or other similar catastrophe, the fungus can easily develop and spread throughout the structure and significantly damage your health and the health of others within the building. Unfortunately, mold doesn’t require very much in order to grow and can develop in as little as 48 to 72 hours and needs only five specific conditions. Those conditions are as follows:
A food source
No air movement or very little air movement
No light or very minimal light
Act Quickly When You Have Water Damage
When you are dealing with a water damage situation, it is absolutely essential to act fast. First, you will have to report the damage to your home or business insurance company and file a claim for it. Once you report the problem to your insurance agent in a speedy manner, including providing specific details about what happened, the source of the water and extent of the damage, you will be more likely to be able to collect on your claim. Time is of the essence. When you wait to report a water damage situation to your insurance company, the agent will look at things as though you have experienced “sudden damage,” which can result in your claim being denied or considerably delayed.
Call on DKI Services to Handle Your Water Damage
DKI Services is there to quickly and effectively handle your water damage situation regardless if it has affected your home or your business. When you contact the company, a water damage restoration expert will come to the scene within two hours to inspect the premises and determine whether there are any safety issues. The expert will also devise a plan for restoring your property by eliminating the water and saving your structure. Afterward, DKI contractors will come to use methods of eliminating the water and special drying techniques that have been proven effective in the industry. They will work on the walls, floors and even the hardest-to-reach spots in the building.
If you have experienced water damage after a flood, sewage backup or other catastrophe, contact DKI Services immediately at 888-502-4795.