Thomas Hudepohl Restoration has 24/7 emergency water damage clean up and restoration services. When something happens to your home, we’re here to help you get things back in order as quickly as possible. We understand recovery depends on quick reaction and competent care of emergency mitigation and restoration specialists. Our water mitigation techniques meet industry professional standards.
Broken or frozen water pipes, plumbing issues, roof leaks and ice dams, flooded basements and kitchens due to backed up sub-pumps, leaking washing machine and dishwasher…these are some of the causes of water damage to your home.
According to the The Clean Trust (formerly IICRC) Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration (IICRC S500), there are three categories of water that cause damage in buildings. They are summarized as follows:
Category 1 Water
That which is clean at the releasing source and does not pose a hazard if consumed by humans. Category 1 water may become progressively contaminated as it mixes with soils on or within floor coverings or building assemblies (walls, decking, subflooring). Time and temperature, which promote the growth and amplification of microorganisms in water can cause Category 1 water to degrade. Examples: burst water pipes, failed supply lines on appliances, vertically falling rainwater.
Category 2 Water
That which begins with some degree of contamination and could cause sickness or discomfort if consumed by humans. As with Category 1 water, time and temperature can cause Category 2 water to become progressively more contaminated.
Category 3 Water
That which is highly contaminated and could cause death or serious illness if consumed by humans. Examples: sewage, rising flood water from rivers and streams, ground surface water flowing horizontally into homes. There are two ways in which water enters a building as a result of wind storm damage:
The first 24 to 48 hours after water damage occurs are vital, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is the stage in which rapid response should occur to prevent mold from forming. If treated quickly you can minimize the damage, reduce restoration costs and prevent mold growth. These are the services we offer:
- Water Extraction & Surface Drying
- Dehumidifying and Blower Utilization
- Odor Removal and Debris Extraction
- Decontamination and Sanitation
- Air Cleaning and Refinement
We will work together with your insurance company to get your property restored and back to its original condition as quickly as possible