Alpine Water Damage and Fire Damage are Serious Threats

Alpine Water Damage and Fire Damage are Serious Business when it Comes to Protecting Your Health

Alpine water damage and fire

Attack and Backup lines in front of a Single family dwelling on fire

To most people, the most important thing to them is the health and well being of their
family. Second to that, the single biggest purchase you’ll probably ever make is your
home. If your home is damaged by fire or water, you may be overwhelmed at the
scope of the damage to both the home and to the health of those who live within its walls.

While there are some similarities between water damage and fire damage, fire damage is
usually even more extensive than Alpine water damage alone. Fire damage is often accompanied
by water damage due to the efforts to put out the fire. So there are some overlaps, with
different tools and procedures for each form of damage.

Water damage can come from three possible sources, each creating a different set of
challenges for the cleaning professional.

Category 1 is clean water, like from broken water lines.
Category 2 is water from a source which may be contaminated.
Category 3 is “black” water-water which may contain sewage, as from a sewer backup.

Fire damage may also be classified in three categories. The first is minor damage, small
in size, with no structural involvement. Second is a larger fire, and may cause structural
damage to a small area of the home. Finally category three represents significant
structural damage, and will most likely require professional repair.

No matter which type of damage your home has suffered, the damage doesn’t just stop
after the incident. Mold and mildew can grow on damp surfaces, even behind walls where
it can’t be seen. This can represent a significant health hazard, especially if a family
member has a history of respiratory problems.

Untreated mold or mildew can make a home uninhabitable, destroying its value.
So when your home has been damaged by fire, water, or both, time is an important factor.
The quicker repairs are clone, the less chance there is for growth of mildew or mold, or
further aftereffects of structural weakness.

While some people elect to do their own repairs, using tactics like opening the doors
and the windows and running air conditioners at full blast, Alpine water damage restoration
professionals have special equipment to hasten the drying process. You may research
the process of repairing water damage to learn more about do-it-yourself options. But if
boots, rubber gloves and disinfectants aren’t your thing or if damage is more than minor,
you’ll probably ye best calling a professional.

Many carpet cleaning companies advertise water damage restoration services. While
very good at cleaning carpets, these companies lack the equipment and expertise to deal
with the other aspects of fire and water damage: damage to personal property, furniture
damage, and especially structural damage.

Still other companies advertise restoration services, but use unaccountable under trained
subcontractors with little or no equipment or training to perform the work. Choosing a
qualified local professional for water damage restoration may be your best bet for getting
your home back to normal and protecting the value of your assets; the most important
asset being your family and their health.

Call Gold Coast Flood Restorations at 888-373-9243 for Alpine water damage,
flood restoration, fire damage and mold removal remediation services. Connect
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