Water and Sewer Damage Restoration
Recognizing that water damage is devastating to the property owner, we do whatever it takes to give back that sense of security with minimal disruption in a timely manner. When your home or business is threatened by water or sewer damage, Dryco Restoration Services has the knowledge and proper state of the art equipment to mitigate and completely restore your property and preserve your most valuable assets.
Water damage is caused by a wide variety of sources including flooding, roof leaks, ice dams, frozen pipes, plumbing and appliance failures etc. Excessive moisture in an indoor environment can cause spores to produce common molds in as little as 42-72 hours. Wet buildings must be dried in a timely manner to prevent significant health risks and liability of secondary damage such as mold and damage to structural elements and contents. Once a water loss has occurred, the single most important thing to do is to begin proper mitigation. You may do so by contacting Dryco Restoration Services 24/7 Emergency Services at (218) 628-6101.
Upon arrival, our professionally trained and certified technicians will first assess the damage and identify the source. This includes the use of moisture detectors, hygrometers and in some cases, infrared cameras to accurately identify and locate the issue. The Dryco Emergency Restoration Team will then take proper steps to control the water intrusion and begin the mitigation process. During this phase, our team will work with your insurance company and adjuster to help address the claim appropriately.
At this point, water extraction will begin followed by disinfecting, drying out and dehumidification of the structure. This step includes removing damaged and non-salvageable material. Our technicians will thoroughly dry the structure and contents with state of the art drying techniques. Our team will monitor every step and map the drying process with specialized testing formalities exceeding industry standards in order to prevent the growth of mold spores and to ensure you obtain complete recovery.
When Dryco Restoration Services has completed the mitigation process, the Dryco Inc. team, Construction Division is available to help you to reconstruct your home or business bringing it back to pre-loss condition.
Under the IICRC’s S-500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, water is classified into three categories. The following information will help you to understand some technical terms and definitions associated with water damage.
This first category of water is Sanitary Water and it poses no major health risks to you or your family. You can drink it, wash with it and inhale it safely. Most of the water that comes into your home will be Category 1 until it leaves its source such as through a supply line or an appliance. Category 1 water is also called “Clear Water.” Once clear water leaves its source, it can quickly become contaminated and deteriorate to Category 2 or 3. Water with a foul odor is a good indicator that it has been mixed with soil or other pollutants.
This water is definitely contaminated and is unsafe for either contact or consumption by you or your family. Category 2, or Gray Water, is typically “overflow” water from an appliance, toilet, aquarium or waterbed. Like Clear Water, Gray Water will also deteriorate and become foul smelling. This process will take less time to become toxic and should not go unattended for long.
This category of water is called Black Water and is grossly contaminated and may be highly toxic to you and your family. This is the most dangerous type of water damage. Black Water may contain raw sewage, pesticides, heavy metals or toxic organic substances. Unlike the first two categories, Black Water will have a foul smell and is teeming with thousands of disease causing viruses, bacteria and protozoa that can cause very serious illnesses if not properly treated. Normal water restoration procedures are simply not enough to protect the health of building inhabitants and prevent further property damage.
Immediate Emergency Response 24/7, 365 days per year:
We’re ready to respond when emergencies occur. A qualified Restoration Specialist will be in touch within fifteen minutes of your call and we will be on-site within two hours.
Your Safety is Our First Concern. Our clients’ health and safety are our primary concerns when a black water loss occurs. Not only do we have the experience, training and certifications necessary to decontaminate and dry black water damaged buildings, we also make sure our clients are kept safe throughout the process.
The Dryco team follows an exclusively developed program to mitigate black water flooding and other sewer related damage.
Restoring the property in the most caring way. We restore property and peace of mind by offering the property owner a detailed understanding of the restoration process. The property owner is kept informed and the loss documented every step of the way. We treat each property owner as if they were a family member and their property, as if it were our own.