The damaging incident always comes like a tornado after a silent day, and you can always take precautions but never fully prepared for the same. You can list down several activities to perform while everyone around you is running with a panic attack. Some incidents resulted from ignorance over time and advised to conduct a regular house check-up and complete maintenance in the area required. Water damage can be the result of either situation mentioned above, and we can guide you and give the event’s foresight. Sometimes it will flood in from the front door without knocking, while other times would come from in the house.
It would not be easy to recover from the loss and damage caused due to the flowing water from wherever it comes. It would be a heavy load on the pockets. At this moment, you approach the insurance company to share the responsibility and claim the insurance against the damage. The insurance company will inspect the damage’s depth and guide you with all the professional needs and requirements. Although all water damage is not worsened, they require water damage restoration to avoid further damage.
To have a better understanding of the damage caused due to the situation, they are divided down into the following points,
- Clean Water Damage
- Gray Water Damage
- Black Water Damage
The further blog will provide a better understanding of the topics mentioned in the prior paragraph,
- Clean Water Damage:
The water’s damage is clean at this stage, and everything is stored back in everyday life more accessible. It wouldn’t be as challenging compared to stages 2 and 3. The water would carry any foul smell or damage the flooring and furniture of the house. It could simply occur due to the sink’s overflow if you missed turning the tap off or leakage of a pipe behind the hidden wall or on the roof carrying water everywhere for completing daily needs. An experienced professional can come to fix the damage and have a brief look through.
- Gray Water Damage:
It is the second stage of water damage, which would be a bit ugly while dealing in such a situation. It also carries a threat to health and can cause discomfort in the home environment. Occur primarily due to negligence or a sudden brokerage of electric machines. Such situations majorly occur due to the breaking of the dishwasher, overflow of the washing machine, or continuous leakage in the water tank. Over time it develops fungus making the walls weak and create a foul smell. The water thrown out at this stage is contaminated in nature, making it hazardous for the human body. It is necessary to treat while there is time left. If ignored, it could turn into an unbearable expense.
- Black Water Damage:
This stage only occurs when the existing situation worsened or there is unsanitary water forcing its way inside the house. The water is highly contaminated in nature and carries unseen microbial creatures in the water. They also promote the growth of the microbial animal, making the house an unsafe place to breathe. This situation could occur due to Floods, sewage backup, wind-driven water, or long-standing water. If it is sewage backup water, there is a possibility it would throw out human and animal waste, making it impossible to clean and make the required changes.
In such situations, people tend to throw out the furniture and flooring that came in contact with the water to avoid future circumstances.