Floods & Water Damage

Floods & Water Damage

Disaster Rescue

of Las Vegas Water Damage Company has the proper equipment and expertise necessary to handle the most dynamic losses. No job is too big or too small – we are always ready to help. We can respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day; 365 days a year. Our state of the art emergency call center is equipped with dedicated hot lines to facilitate quick response time to water damage emergency calls. Prompt action by experienced restorers makes a true difference you can notice in mitigating structural property damage. Disaster Rescue technicians, being IICRC certified, concentrate on industry guidelines for your safety by drying, deodorizing and disinfecting the areas flooded or damaged using only time tested procedures. Dedicated response teams are available around-the-clock to help minimize water damage to your belongings, walls, floors and ceilings. Our team’s professional know-how with state-of-the-art equipment and restorative products. Experienced, certified specialists handle all residential and commercial needs. Mirage Carpet provides the best services and best pricing in the industry: 24 Hour Emergency Service Residential or Commercial Direct billing to Your Insurance Company Complete Basement Clean up & Dryout Water and Sewage Extraction Mold Remediation Complete Structural Drying Dehumidification Complete Disinfection & Sanitization Content Pack-out/Put-back Mold Testing Services

Water Damage Categories

Class 1

water damage (least amount of water, absorption and evaporation): Water losses that affect only part of a room or area, or larger areas containing materials that have absorbed minimal moisture. Little or no wet carpet and/or cushion are present.

Class 2

water damage (large amount of water, absorption and evaporation): Water losses that affect at least an entire room or carpet and cushion(pad). Water has wicked up walls less than 24”. There is moisture remaining in structural materials (e.g., plywood, particleboard, structural wood, concrete).

Class 3

water damage (greatest amount of water, absorption and evaporation): Water wicked up over 24″, or water may have come from overhead affecting ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, cushion and sub-floor. The entire area are saturated.

Class 4

water damage (specialty drying situations): These consist of wet materials with very low permanence/porosity (hardwood, plaster, brick, concrete, stone). Typically, there are deep pockets of saturation, which requires very low specific humidity.

water damage stages

When water damage occurs, there are five specific stages of water damage. Treatment must be quick and appropriate to limit the severity of the damage. The need for emergency service should become very apparent as we review the five stages of water damage.

At first, water migrates from the source horizontally in all directions. Given time, water penetrates over, under, and through the bottom plates of the walls. Eventually if not contained or removed, the water flows into the adjoining rooms. Saturation occurs as gravity pulls moisture deeper into structural flooring materials. As wood and other hygroscopic materials readily take up and absorb moisture, they become saturated and begin to swell. Furniture, hardwood floors, and even plywood underlayment can warp, buckle, and/or delaminate. The longer everything remains wet will directly impact the chances of irreversible damage done by the water. As standing water evaporates, the humidity can increase beyond 60%. This abnormal humidity will begin to affect books, pictures, paintings and other hygroscopic materials, causing secondary damage. The water may “wick” up vertically affecting the drywall, insulation, and framing. Draperies and upholstery can also develop water rings as water comes into contact with these materials and begins to “wick” up the fabric. In time, fungi and bacteria spores can germinate and multiply in organic materials. As fungi damage continues, the indoor air quality degrades rapidly. Bacteria, fungi, and viruses become hyperactive in this moist environment. Beyond any possible damage, health risks can arise if not addressed or handled appropriately. Fast response normally prevents water damage from moving through all 5 stages. You must always have a great sense of urgency and respond quickly when dealing with water damage. In all situations, the underlying cause of water accumulation must be rectified. If not corrected, mold growth will re-occur even after drying. It is imperative that water infiltration is corrected as quickly as possible after the onset of damage.

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