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Water Restoration 2018-05-11T17:19:29+00:00

Source Detection, Water Extraction, Dry Out, Tear-Out, Build Back

Water Damage Causes

Water damage can occur almost anywhere in your house. Water-using appliances and fixtures, such as refrigerators with ice-makers, dishwashers, washing machines, toilets and water heaters are common locations of leaks.

Unfortunately, slow leaks in these appliances and fixtures are often times impossible to see until it is too late. If it goes undetected, a slow leak can lead to rotting house framing and sub-floors, and can be a precursor to a catastrophic leak that can release several gallons of water per minute, causing extensive water damage. A water leak detection system may help prevent these problems.

Single wet room – Dampness or a completely wet room can come from many different type of sources. Shower that has missing grout or a bad shower pan is one way. Stucco crack on the exterior wall of your house that has not been properly repaired is another. Internal plumbing is a third possible cause of such problems. EPS has the experience and the equipment to properly diagnose the problem and repair it without having to get several different contractors involved. EPS carries all the latest drying and extracting equipment to do the job right the first time.

House flood – Entire house floods are unfortunate but happens daily throughout the area. EPS has thermal imaging equipment along with meter to understand what all has been affected. It could be just a couple of rooms or the entire house either way EPS has the protocols and equipment to dry out your house as fast as possible. With our quick response and our system we will help save insurance companies money and get you back into your house fast. Dehumidifiers and fans used together will help eliminate the water and dry out your house fast. Call EPS today!

What to do in the Wake of Water Damage

If you believe that your home or office has been damaged by flooding or has water damage, call EPS as soon as possible, because the sooner you call, the quicker our professional services can save your home from further damage. No matter how long water has been sitting or how big the job, EPS is sure to have a cleanup plan to fit your needs. Our certified professionals will conduct a thorough survey on the extent of water damage and from that point onward will create a custom plan to rid your home of any sign of water and flooding.

What makes EPS Water Clean-up Different?

Environmental Protective Solutions proven Intrusion Analysis Process (IAP) approaches water mitigation from a different prospective. Our approach is to concentrate on both the structure and loss prevention concurrently which greatly enhances savings. This dual approach often increases restoration/recovery by 50% or more, thus saving more indemnity dollars. Our goal is to mitigate the loss situation by stabilizing and preventing further damage.

With our IAP process, care is taken to undertake preventative measures to curtail damaging effects. Metal finishes are treated and wood finishes stabilized until arrangements can be made to remove items for restoration. Wet drywall and insulation are removed to prevent secondary damage from water. Entire roof structures or portions of damage can be shrink wrapped to make a weather tight cover to mitigate loss and often save unaffected areas from secondary water damage. At the same time test cleaning can be performed on items to determine if they are salvageable.

If you suspect a leak, don’t wait and don’t guess! Call us immediately and let our experienced technicians locate and resolve the problem to your satisfaction.

Time is of the essence when it comes to water mitigation and removal.

Within Minutes:

  • Metals (such as nails, screws, corner beads) begin to rust.

Within Hours:

  • Plywood de-laminates and particle board buckles.
  • Furniture cracks, splits, warps and stains carpet.
  • Dyes transfer from wall coverings and rugs.

Overnight:

  • Water can climb drywall 8-10” overnight if left in standing water
  • Damage can spread from room to room via walls

Within Days:

  • Mildew appears along with “musty” odor.
  • Electronics corrode and malfunction.
  • All leading to more costly repairs.

A single burst pipe in a home can cause significant water damage to appliances, flooring and furniture, not to mention damage sustained as a result of mold growth. Any source of excess moisture provides an environment which can encourage the growth of mold, though some leaks and plumbing crises can pose a more serious health risk than others. For homeowners, addressing leaks and water damage as soon as they happen is of vital importance. Saving your belongings and limiting the severity of property damage requires prompt action, especially when leaks are comprised of potentially contaminated water.

Types of Water Leaks:

Category 1 Leaks: Clean Water

Clean Water

Though there’s no such thing as a “good” water leak, one which affects clean water pipes can be less devastating because the water itself does not pose a threat to humans or pets that come into contact with the fluid. Clean water leaks can still cause structural damage, facilitate mold growth and destroy your belongings, but isn’t home to a host of bacteria. When a supply pipe, faucet or other source of potable water suffers a significant leak, clean up doesn’t pose an inherent hazard due to water contamination. Still, it will need to be addressed immediately in order to mitigate some of the damage.

Category 2 Leaks: Gray Water

Gray Water

Water which may contain bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms is referred to as “gray water.” This is the term used to describe waste water from bath tubs, showers, washing machines and sinks. Because gray water is waste, it can be contaminated and has the potential to cause illnesses if it’s ingested. Like clean water sources, gray water leaks need to be addressed immediately in order to mitigate water damage and prevent microbial growth. The sooner a gray water leak is addressed by a professional, the greater the likelihood of saving personal items affected by the leak and preventing the growth of mold.

Category 3 Leaks: Black Water

Black Water

The most dangerous and potentially destructive type of leak is a black water leak. Black water comes from sewage leaks and other sources of severely contaminated water, and is known to pose a very real health risk to humans and pets. Contact with black water is dangerous, and leaks involving heavily-contaminated water can be devastating for home and business owners. While it’s imperative to begin restorative work as soon as possible after any leak, it’s particularly important to address leaks which involve black water. The high level of contaminants dramatically increases the likelihood of mold and bacterial growth, and can make it more difficult for professionals to salvage personal belongings in the affected area.