Water Damage Restoration
If you've suffered some type of water damage, you should call us immediately. We provide 24/7 coverage for all water emergencies.
A prompt, professional response by trained and certified technicians who understand the science at work can greatly reduce your damages. But it has to be done right, from the very beginning!
Call RestorEAZE immediately if you need professional help with the water damage repair!
The Process of Water Damage Remediation
Mold can start in 48 hours and toxins can get into the water in hours. The water will find its way into areas you may not suspect have moisture in them.
The experience of our trained water damage professionals is the only way to make sure your home/business is completely dried out. It is important to contact a professional to ensure the moisture is gone and it is no longer a breeding ground for mold. Our moisture detection equipment will find the hidden areas impacted by water damage.
Water can cause warping, shrinkage, splitting, discoloration, and delamination of floors, walls, and other surfaces in your home. Areas with moisture that are closed back up will encourage mold to grow, making the area toxic which will require a more expensive restoration process. This is why, if your home has been damaged by water, you should call RestorEAZE to make sure the remediation process is done right the first time.
What to Do First: Water Damage
Call RestorEAZE immediately!
If power is on in the area, do not enter standing water.
Determine the type of liquid and class of toxicity, according to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (see below).
Wear protective gear such as boots, gloves, and respirators.
Place fans inside your windows to encourage airflow.
If the type of liquid is more than Category 1 or Toxicity exceeds Class 1, do not try to remediate. Call us!
If the water is a result of a broken pipe, shut off the closest valve, or shut off the waterline by the water meter.
Use a mop or wet vacuum to get rid of standing water.
Remove wet rugs and furniture.
Types of Liquid
Category 1: This is liquid from a clean and sanitary source, such as faucets, toilet tanks, drinking fountains, etc. But, category one can quickly degrade into category two.
Category 2: This category of liquid used to be called grey water, and is described as having a level of contaminants that may cause illness or discomfort if ingested. Sources include dishwasher or washing machine overflows, flush from sink drains, and toilet overflow with some urine but not feces.
Category 3: This is the worst classification and is grossly unsanitary. It could cause severe illness or death if ingested. It used to be called black water, and sources include sewer backup, flooding from rivers or streams, toilet overflow with feces, and stagnant liquid that has begun to support bacterial growth.
Water Damage Cleanup by Class
Class 1: The lowest and easiest to deal with, this has a slow evaporation rate. Only part of a room or area was affected, there is little or no wet carpet, and the moisture has only affected materials with a low permeance rate, such as plywood or concrete.
Class 2: With a fast evaporation rate, this level affects an entire room, carpeting, or cushioning, the wetness has wicked up the walls at least 12”, and there is moisture remaining in structural materials.
Class 3: This class has the fastest evaporation rate, and ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet and sub-floors are all saturated. The liquid may have come from overhead.
Class 4: This class is labeled as specialty drying situations, which means there has been enough liquid and time to saturate materials with very low permeance, such as hardwood, brick, or stone.
Locally Owned and Operated
We are conveniently located in White River Junction, so we can respond quickly to flooding and water damage emergencies in the Upper Valley, and its surrounding towns.
RestorEAZE is proud to provide emergency water removal, water restoration, and water extraction services to the surrounding towns in Vermont and New Hampshire.