Water Damage Restoration & Cleanup in Alton, IL
Water damage comes in all shapes and forms and in any season. Common types of interior water damage are basement flooding, pipe breaks, frozen pipe bursts, washing machine overflow, dishwasher overflow, and sewage backup. Seasonal water damage includes storm damage, heavy rains, flooded lakes and streams, tornados, and severe thunderstorms. All causing emergency water damages to your home or business.
But one thing remains constant with water damage, once detected, it is critical that restoration clean-up process begins immediately. Why? Mold. If water isn’t remediated right away, mold is just waiting to grow and is its lifeline.
All our water damage technicians are IICRC certified, licensed, and insured. Our crews are ready to respond 24/7 when emergency or non-emergency water damage occurs to your home or business. Getting you back into your home or back up and running your business is our top priority.
Different Kinds Of Water Damage
- Category 1: Clean Water
Water coming from a broken or frozen pipe or supply line, refrigerator and appliance hoses, water heater, and other similar sources. Examples: faucets, toilet tanks, commercial coffee machines, drinking fountains, etc.
- Category 2: Gray Water
Water that has been used to clean and contain contaminates such as detergents, food residues, bacteria, and oils. Examples: overflowing dishwasher, washing machine overflow, toilet overflow with urine, etc.
- Category 3: Black Water or Sewage
This is water that is grossly unsanitary and hazardous to humans. Although you might attempt to clean sewage on your own, for the safety of your health, this is best left up to the sewage cleanup professionals . Examples: sewer backup, septic backflow, broken waste pipe, toilet overflow with feces, flooded lake or river.
Sewage Backup Services
Sewer backup or a toilet overflow can happen in any home at any time. Referred to as “black water” or a Category 3 Water Loss, this type of water loss can contain harmful viruses and bacteria and be potentially infectious to humans. This type of water loss is best left to the professionals.