When it comes to owning or managing a property, there are few things as unpleasant to deal with as a sewage problem. When sewage finds its way onto your property, it can create a very dangerous and destructive situation for everyone involved. Whether you are dealing with backup and overflow, a broken pipe, or contaminated water coming in from an outside source, you want to begin your cleanup and restoration efforts as quickly and safely as possible. At VIP Restoration, our team of experts provides a 24/7/365 rapid response service for those emergency jobs that just won’t wait. When sewage-contaminated damage strikes, time is of the essence. The longer you wait to get in touch with a professional team, the lengthier and expensive your restoration efforts will be.
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Water that has been contaminated by bacteria, human waste, or another “grossly unsanitary” contaminant is classified as Category 3 by the IICRC. Category 3, or “black water,” is a blanket category for water that has been contaminated by pathogens and human waste that constitute a very real health risk. If your home or business has experienced a Category 3 water event, it is extremely important that you contact a professional right away. The health risks caused by “black water” contamination are very real, and can cause serious and permanent damage to anyone unfortunate enough to come into contact with it. It may be tempting to try to clean up on your own, using over the counter products like bleach and other agents, but VIP Restoration has both professional equipment and specially formulated cleaning agents that are necessary to ensure proper sanitization and a safe return to pre-loss condition. Without professional training, trace amounts of contamination may escape your notice and cause ongoing and future problems that can be even more difficult and expensive to remedy.
Unpleasant odors and hazardous bacteria are the main problems when dealing with a Category 3 water situation. Any surface that has encountered Category 3 water should be considered potentially hazardous, especially porous surfaces such as laminates, improperly sealed ceramic tile, wood, and even certain types of stone. These surfaces must be evaluated by a trained professional in order to ensure that all of the bacteria and contaminants have been removed. Water, contaminated or not, has a tendency to flow and spread beyond the originally affected area. It can get into areas that are not easily accessible without special equipment and an understanding of how internal structures work. When water seeps into the spaces below the floorboards, between walls, into attics, crawlspaces, and basements, it can cause widespread contamination as well as pockets of humidity that linger on for weeks, months, or even years. When contaminated water seeps between the walls, it can be wicked up into your insulation, saturating it and causing a slow evaporation that raises the humidity levels between your walls. This raised humidity becomes a playground for mold, mildew, rot, and bacteria, weakening the structure of your home and causing damage that will manifest over time as bubbling plaster, swollen drywall, soggy support structures, and burgeoning mold colonies. It is far better to act proactively and call in the professional team at VIP Restoration to handle your water problems.
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At VIP Restoration we understand how difficult it can be to part with valuable and sentimental items, as well as expensive inventory, and we will do everything within our power to increase the amount of salvageable materials. On surfaces where sanitization and salvage are possible, our service technicians may be able to treat these materials, sealing them against further contamination. When salvage is not possible, the restoration team at VIP Restoration will assist in the safe removal and disposal of affected materials in a compassionate and environmentally friendly manner. When salvage is possible, the certified professionals at VIP Restoration practice methods that will ensure sanitization and deodorization of all affected materials. We promise never to simply cover up an unpleasant odor with a chemical one. At VIP Restoration we will not risk sacrificing the cleanliness and comfort of your interior just to get the job done a little faster. Our sewage cleanup team is prepared to go the extra mile for you, in order to restore and remediate all water-related damage to your property.
Our services don’t stop at sewage and water restoration, however. VIP Restoration also offers mold services, smoke and fire damage restoration, and home improvement services. In addition, VIP Restoration also offers property surveys, in order to identify potentially unknown causes of excess moisture. Not every job is an emergency, but you can rest assured that at VIP Restoration we treat every single job as though the home or business were our own.
Call (240) 540-4699 or email us at [email protected] at the very first sign of contaminated water, and we will send our team right away! Our first response team arrives with the equipment they need for a complete diagnosis and containment of the situation. At VIP Restoration, we use only the most up-to-date equipment to locate the source of the contaminated water if it is not immediately obvious. In addition, VIP Restoration also offers property surveys, in order to identify potentially unknown causes of excess moisture. Our services don’t stop at water restoration, however. VIP Restoration also offers fire and smoke damage restoration, mold and water restoration, and home improvement services. Not every job is an emergency, but you can rest assured that at VIP Restoration we treat every single job as though the home or business were our own.