Water Damage

Water damage can wreak havoc on your home if proper water removal and drying doesn’t become a priority after it’s discovered. While you likely already know the importance of proper water mitigation following a water loss, there’s still a lot that may surprise you about water damage situations.

Here are some essentials you should know about water damage remediation. The more polluted the water, the worse your situation. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) classifies water into three categories in its S500 Standard: Category 1, Category 2 and Category 3. Category 1 is generally sanitary water, Category 2 is significantly contaminated water, and Category 3 is grossly contaminated water. The category of water on any loss will dictate how it’s restored as well as how much can be salvaged.

Mold can begin to grow within 48 hours. All it needs to thrive is dampness, darkness and a food source (i.e. wood, drywall, etc.).  Mold doesn’t just have the potential to be debilitating to your home’s structure, but to your health as well.

Mold actually needs 5 perfect conditions to grow in 48-72 hours

  1. Moisture
  2. Food source
  3. Prime temperature
  4. No/minimal air movement
  5. No/minimal light

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It’s also worth noting how important quick response time is; and that’s where a RELION water damage restoration contractor can help you in your time of need. RELION will arrive on site within 1 hour of receiving your call and get to work, first inspect the property for safety concerns, develop a structural drying plan, pump and/or extract all water, set up the appropriate equipment to dry the affected area, etc.

RELION uses industry proven water mitigation and drying techniques to efficiently remove moisture from deep within the floor, walls and even the hardest-to-reach areas of the home. It’s this fast response time, proven water damage mitigation techniques and cutting edge equipment that help result in lower repair costs and/or limited contents damage.