Water Damage

  Sewer water can contain all types of toxic and hazardous contaminants.  Having your property properly cleaned can help ensure the health safety of your family and/or employees. Answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Sewer Backup by EMERG-NC Property Rescuers. Is it safe for my...

Over the years, research has clearly indicated that exposure to certain kinds of mold can cause health-related issues. On-going studies have proven that mold has been linked to the following health problems: Headaches Migraines Sinus problems and infections Rashes Chronic sneezing Watery or swollen eyes ...

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...

What kind of Insurance coverage do I have for Water Damage? Water damage is one of the most common reasons people make claims on their home insurance.  Did you know that 22 out of 1000 homes suffer water damage-related loss each year?  Water heaters malfunction, pipes...

Kevin, What's an easy way to find out if your house maybe has mold that you can't see that is causing allergies? [Name Removed for Blog] -------------------------------------------------- Dear [Name Removed for Blog], Since mold spores are everywhere, you really need to determine if the mold spore count in your suspected...

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...

ABC News published 1/9/2014 The temperatures inching up across the country after that 205,000 arctic blast. Your stories are streaming in to us about all the pipes bursting everywhere. Waters rising and the worry about floods. Here's abc's steve osunsami on the new mess out there tonight....

Mold is a general term used to describe multicellular fungi that usually grows on organic material. Many people confuse mold with a close relative called yeast. Yeast is different in that it's a single cell organism versus the multicellular nature of mold. Mold can grow...

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: