Water Damage Restoration In Orange County
If your home has been damaged by a leak, a flood, or another type of water damage, don’t delay—contact a professional for help. The licensed and certified water damage restoration experts at Leak Busters have the training and expertise necessary to ensure that we are always equipped to tackle any water damage crisis. We will work to minimize damage to your home and prevent health issues such as mold from developing.
Types of Water Damage
The standards for water damage restoration are set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or IICRC. These are the three categories of water damage that the IICRC recognizes:
Clean water damage. This refers to damage from water that is considered clean and uncontaminated. Kitchen faucets, toilet tanks, leaking appliances, and rainwater are all common examples of clean water.
Gray water damage. If water has been used in any way—such as in dishwashers, sink drains, or washing machines—then it is considered gray water, since it probably contains some microbes. Gray water is considered more dangerous than clean water, and is not safe to ingest.
Black water damage. Black water is water that has been contaminated to a dangerous degree, such as toilet overflow that contains feces, backed-up sewer water, and water from public ponds and streams. It is considered highly dangerous, and should only be handled by a trained professional.
Severity of Water Damage
When you call a water damage restoration team to your home, the first thing they will do is assess how severe the damage is. This will determine how fast the moisture can be expected to evaporate, which will help them decide on the best approach for treating the affected area. These are the four classes of water damage, ranked from the easiest to deal with to the most difficult:
Class I. Water damage over a relatively small area, no significant amount of wet carpet, and a minimum amount of water absorbed by all materials affected. Moisture in this class evaporates slowly.
Class II. Water damage across an entire room, including carpeting and cushions. Moisture in this class evaporates relatively fast.
Class III. Water damage to carpeting, ceilings, floors, insulation, and walls. Moisture in this class evaporates very quickly.
Class IV. Water damage to materials that are normally slow to absorb water, such as plaster or stone. In most cases, low humidity drying is necessary in order to remove the moisture.
Contact Leak Busters
If you are in urgent need of water damage restoration in Orange County, Leak Busters is available around the clock to solve your water damage issues and restore your property to its original condition. Our IICRC-certified restoration experts are always ready to assist you.