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Crest Hill IL 60403 Water Removal And Flood Cleanup

Posted Thu, Nov 17, 2016 in 2nd Chance Water Restoration

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Water removal in Crest Hill, IL 60403 is the same process as it is anywhere else in the world. That does not make it any less important to the residents of Crest Hill when they experience flood damage in their homes and businesses. When disaster strikes you deserve the best possible solution available. For water damage restoration and flood cleanup that would be 2nd Chance Water Restoration. We have built the best reputation in and around Crest Hill. We have served hundreds of homes in nearby towns, towns like Manhattan, Joliet, New LennoxLockport and Homer Glen. We can help anyone at any time in the Crest Hill area to get the water removal projects done.

Crest Hill, IL 60403 water removal and flood cleanup

Crest Hill like other towns bordering big rivers has had to deal with river flooding caused by excessive rain. Storm water and sewage backup are both category three and need immediate attention whenever those particular situations arise. When you have heavy rains and rivers swell the nearby residents are rightfully nervous. Rain always subsides and water always eventually recedes. The impact of water is felt immediately and gets worse with each passing day without attention. It Is helpful to know the categories of water so that you can know the proper course of action during cleanup.

Categories of Water:

In the S500, from the IICRC, water is described relative to its degree of contamination in 3 categories. The determination of the category helps restorers to determine the restorability of an affected material and to determine the need for personal protective equipment to be worn by restorers during restoration.
Category 1 - Water originates from a sanitary (clean) water source and does not pose substantial risk from dermal, ingestion, or inhalation exposure. (i.e., broken water supply lines; tub or sink overflows with no contaminants; appliance malfunctions involving water-supply lines; melting ice or snow; falling rainwater; broken toilet tanks, and toilet bowls that do not contain contaminants or additives).

Broken pipe in Crest Hill causing category 1 water damage

Category 2 - Water contains significant contamination and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans. Category 2 water can contain potentially unsafe levels of microorganisms or nutrients for microorganisms, as well as other organic or inorganic matter (chemical or biological). (i.e., discharge from dishwashers or washing machines; overflows from washing machines; overflows from toilet bowls on the room side of the trap with some urine but no feces; seepage due to hydrostatic pressure; broken aquariums and punctured water beds).

Crest Hill sump pump failure causing Category 2 water damage

Category 3 - Water is grossly contaminated and can contain pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful agents. (i.e., sewage; toilet backflows that originate from beyond the toilet trap regardless of visible content or color; all forms of flooding from seawater; rising water from rivers or streams; and water entering or affecting the indoor environment, such as wind-driven rain from hurricanes, tropical storms, or other weather-related events that can carry contaminants (e.g., silt, organic matter, pesticides, heavy metals, regulated materials, or toxic organic substances).

Crest Hill Sewer Backup causing category three water damage

Categories of water mean different things can be done when it comes time to dry and clean. Category 1 is the cleanest water possible and we would recommend drying as much as possible. Cat 2 water is a little bit dirty and it means that you have to be selective as possible with what you want to dry. Carpet padding usually can not be saved with cat 2 or cat 3 water involved. Cat 3 water is either sewage or over the ground water with a lot of nasty stuff. We try to dry a lot less things that have been hit by sewage as most soft building materials or personal items should be documented and discarded. No matter the category of water damage that you have you can rest easy knowing that we have performed perfectly hundreds, if not thousands of cleanups, for that same kind of water, in your immediate area. Mold is a big worry after flooding, especially with cat 3 water involved.

Crest Hill residents can be rest assured that when they rely on the flooded basement cleanup experts at 2nd Chance Water Restoration then they rely on the best. We are completely certified in all aspects of Water Damage Restoration and have a flawless reputation because we have the knowledge, compassion and experience required to be the best. We do not want anyone to have to suffer flooding in their home. However, flooding does happen and when it does those victims need someone who is a professional. We will leave your house sparkling clean and bone dry.


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