water damage Tag

Yesterday one of our customers came home to find water pouring out our their third floor attic ceiling with much of the drywall ceiling collapsed with soaked insulation everywhere.  the owner remembered to call 919 EMERG-NC and we were there in 30 minutes.  EMERG+NC Property...

Overall, water based disasters or issues are one of the most common problems that we see, so we've put together a list of commonly asked questions and answers related to water based damage and mitigation. Hopefully, these will help answer some of your questions: What are...

That's a tough call to make as there are a number of factors that can play a role in the answer. Things to consider include: The extent or level of flooding Possible structural damage The presence of contaminants or harmful bacteria Active utilities such as electricity We recommend that you...

While the classification of any water damage loss at a disaster scene needs to be done by a disaster recovery professional, it's beneficial that you have a high level understanding of what those classifications are and any health and/or property risks that are associated with that classification.

The water damage classification actually refers to the nature of the loss and not the level of the damage. This rating takes into account the source of the water, along with it's current state of contamination. Commonly used rating terminology is as follows: 

While trying to clean-up your own house during a natural disaster or internal flooding problem sounds harmless, but it actually isn't. There are some potential health problems that aren't that well known to the general public, but can cause some serious health problems after the flood.

Most everyone is familiar with the potential health problems associated with mold as it relates to flooding and water damage, but there are a few other nasty health concerns that you need to be aware of also.