Burst Pipe Flood Auckland

Burst Pipe FloodTypes And Resources – Many homeowners think that the water damage control to their property is something they can quickly fix on their own. They assume that water control is a simple process that involves pumping out the water flood and drying out the area.

Water losses fall into one of the three categories. Determining these categories is the key to introducing proper drying techniques. This, in turn, will also designate what can and can not be restored.

Steam ‘n’ Dry Burst Pipe Flood Restoration Auckland Services has offered flooded property cleaning and carpet drying since 1987 in South Auckland, North Shore and West Auckland City. If you need to learn the following details, let a commercial flood cleanup contractor do your basement flood cleaning.

Burst Pipe Flood: Water Losses Categories

Category 1 – Clean Water Flood

Water losses from Category 1 originate from a source not harming humans.

Sources of category one water may include:

  • initially, broken water supply lines
  • sink overflows with no contaminants
  • appliance malfunctions involving water supply lines
  • also, melting snow
  • falling rainwater
  • also, broken toilet tanks
  • toilet bowls that do not contain contaminants
  • lastly, additives

However, if left untreated for 72 hours, Category 1 water becomes Category 2.

Category 2 – Gray Water Flood

This water contains a significant level of contamination. Category 2 also causes discomfort or sickness if consumed by or exposed to humans.

Category 2 water carries microorganisms and nutrients for such organisms. Its sources may include discharge or overflow from any of the following:

  • initially, dishwashers
  • washing machines
  • toilet bowls (with some urine but no faeces)
  • also, sump pump failures
  • seepage due to hydrostatic pressure
  • finally, broken aquariums

Grey water may contain chemicals, bio-contaminants, and other forms of contamination. Also, it poses physical hazards and is unsuitable for consumption. Carpet padding needs to be removed and properly disposed of when affected by Category 2 water.

If left untreated, Category 2 water becomes Category 3 in more or less than 48 hours.

Category 3 – Black Water Floods

Blackwater contains pathogenic agents and is grossly unsanitary.

Category 3 water includes sewage and other contaminated water sources entering or affecting the indoor environment.

References may be toilet backflows originating from the toilet trap and all forms of flooding, seawater, ground surface water, and rising water from rivers and streams. These water types carry silt and organic matter into structures, creating black water conditions. Thus, call Steam n Dry Flood Restoration Auckland Services.

Workers’ and occupants’ health is the most crucial consideration when dealing with sewage backflows. Therefore, permanently remove and properly dispose of carpet and padding affected by a Category 3 water loss.

Call Steam ‘n’ Dry Flood Auckland Service Experts since 1987 on 0800 783-266 in West Auckland, North Shore, Hibiscus Coast, East and South Auckland.

Special Water Losses Situations

When a regulated material is present in any water damage situation, a specialised flood restoration expert may be necessary to assess the damage.

Regulated materials may consequently pose potential or recognised health hazards and risks. Besides, categories of water damage are also in four classes per IICRC.

Water damage is divided into a class based on the rate of evaporation required. Often, the type of material that has been affected is the determining factor.

Class 1

The water loss has been limited to only a partial room area, and the materials affected are of low porosity. There needs to be more wet carpets and cushions.

Class 2

The entire room is affected, as well as the carpet and cushion. Water has wicked up the walls 1-2 feet. Moisture remains in the structure of the building.

Class 3

The slowest evaporation rate and water may have come from above. The ceilings, walls, carpet, cushions, and subfloor are all saturated. Indeed, it will require ample time to dry.

Class 4

Class 4 comprises wet materials with low porosity or permeation, such as hardwood, concrete, stone, brick, or plaster. Steam ‘n’ Dry Flood Auckland Services offers flood cleaning, carpet drying, and special equipment that creates a shallow humidity environment.

As you can see, water damage is a severe matter. If not dealt with immediately, the adverse health effects are numerous. Suppose your property has been affected. You should call a professional restoration company for any water mentioned or not mentioned above as soon as possible. Above all, they will know exactly what to do.

Contact Us

Steam ‘n’ Dry Flood Restoration Auckland Services has offered flood cleaning and carpet drying services since 1987. Another critical point is our technicians are amicable, polite, professional, and IICRC registered. We are servicing South Auckland, North Shore and West Auckland City. Our company has proudly been providing professional flood drying Auckland services since 1987.

Call Steam n Dry Flooded Carpet Drying Auckland Services on 0800783266.



Updated Last: 24/April/2024: By Graeme Stephens

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