When Emergency Restoration Services Are Needed
When your home has suffered from a fire, flood, or other disaster, you need help covering your immediate needs: safety, preservation of property, and preventing future damage. While you are able to clean up a simple spilled cup of coffee, the scope and scale of major disasters will require professional support.
ICC Restoration is a 24/7 emergency restoration service that specializes in residential, commercial and industrial restoration services: water damage, flood, fire damage, smoke, mold, odor, and storm damage repair and clean up. Using state-of-the-art equipment and supplies, the team of highly-trained technicians can step in quickly to help minimize your property loss, clean up, and then begin the reconstruction process. Creating an emergency restoration plan depends on your type of damage. For example, what type of water was it?
Know The Different Categories Of Water Damage
Even fires can cause water damage (from fighting the flames.) Three categories of water based on the level of contamination are:
- Category 1= Water that escapes from a clean and sanitary source such as faucets, toilet tanks, drinking fountains, etc.
- Category 2 (grey water) = Water contaminated with chemical, physical, or biological elements. Sources include dishwasher or washing machine overflows.
- Category 3 water (black water) = Unsanitary water due to significant pathogens present;. Category 3 water includes sewer backups, flooding from rivers or streams, and water from the toilet
No matter what type of category of water you may be facing, contact a local emergency restoration service so they can best assist you and your needs.
Water Damage Support
Water inside a home must be removed ASAP to prevent further damage and an unhealthy living environment. Emergency restoration services use powerful pumps to quickly remove standing water. Specialized industrial wet/dry vacuums can suck water out of carpeting and padding, saving you the expense of replacing.
Using commercial grade fans and dehumidifiers, restoration professionals remove water vapor to prevent secondary damage. Disinfection techniques will be required to make the home safe and healthy to occupy again after toxic category 2 or 3 water damage.
Waterlogged drywall, wet ceiling panels, soaked insulation in the attic and inside walls, and other building materials ruined by water exposure must be removed. Components such as the electrical system and HVAC equipment must be inspected and cleared.
After A Fire
Fire restoration experts test the air and residue on surfaces to assess the extent of the damage as they compile an inventory of primary fire and smoke damage. Soot frequently contains corrosive elements that can permanently damage and/or discolor materials. Restoration contractors use specialized equipment and chemicals to remove soot residue from walls, ceilings, and other affected surfaces. Air scrubbers and foggers neutralize smoke odor that lingers after a fire, giving you clean, breathable air.
Boarding Up, Roof Tarping, Structural Restoration
Emergency situations frequently include broken windows or a damaged roof. To protect the building from rain or other elements, the restoration crew boards up missing windows or doors and tarps a damaged roof. This is all temporary, of course, but extremely helpful in preventing further damage to your home.
Once the structure is stable, the team and supplies will be organized to rebuild. Structural restoration involves physical removal and replacement of all damaged elements. This can range from building materials and carpet, to paint and cosmetics.
Emergency Restoration Services In St. Paul
In the event of an emergency that causes damage to your home, take immediate action to mitigate the damage, save as much property as possible, and prevent more damage to the area. One phone call to ICC Restoration in St. Paul activates emergency restoration services to not only remove any water, but to clean and deodorise your home safely and efficiently.