Water Damage Restoration in Nashville, TN
Steamatic of Nashville Water Mitigation Services
Every year, one in five homes will experience water damage to a certain degree. Commercial, industrial, and retail buildings aren’t damaged nearly as often. Water causes damage quickly, often on contact, and must be addressed immediately to mitigate destructive results.
Hiring a certified structural drying company can turn a devastating loss into a minor inconvenience. Steamatic of Nashville Restoration and Cleaning technicians are trained to minimize water damage as quickly as possible.
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Water Damage Restoration
Water buildup can occur in your home for a variety of reasons. Torrential rain often leads to overflow in drainage pipes that cause yards to flood. From there, your basement is likely the next victim. Sometimes water damage occurs because of a broken pipe in the bathroom or kitchen. Other times, water damage happens after fighting a fire. In very unfortunate circumstances, your home could become a victim of standing water because of a sewage pipe blockage. No matter why you’re dealing with water damage in Nashville, it is important to hire a water remediation expert as soon as possible.
Standing Water Causes Mold
Standing water is bad enough, especially if it has ruined your belongings, but it poses an even bigger threat than damaged property. If the water remains for too long before being discovered and removed, it can lead to the development of black mold. When people breathe in black mold spores, they settle into the lungs and can create a variety of health issues. People who inhale mold spores long-term may develop a consistently runny or stuffy nose, have red, watery eyes, or develop a dry cough. They might also suffer from a sore throat, wheezing in the lungs, chronic sinusitis, or even develop skin rashes. People who have asthma or other breathing-related illnesses, as well as infants or the elderly, may be more susceptible to mold allergies. In rare cases, prolonged exposure can even lead to hospitalization or death. For this reason, immediate remediation of standing water is recommended.
Contaminated Standing Water Brings Other Problems
Standing water is bad enough, but if it’s not clean, it brings forth a new slew of problems that could lead to serious damage or ill health effects. Even though it might all look the same to the naked eye, standing water actually falls into one of three categories.
Water in Category 1 is known as clean or white water. This type of backup comes from potable water in your home. Have you ever started to draw a bath, only to walk away and forget about the running water? The backup onto the floor is known as Category 1 standing water. It may also be the result of a leaking faucet or busted water line in the washing machine or dishwasher. If your home has a Category 1 backup, there is likely to be damage, but your family’s health is safe for the time being. Swift remediation is still necessary, though. If potable water remains for more than 48 hours, it becomes gray water.
Category 2 water is a middle-of-the-road backup problem and is often called gray water. This water comes from within your home as well, but instead of from the faucets, it makes its way out of drains. Gray water is what you’ll find in your sinks, showers, and bathtubs, as well as in dishwashers and washing machines. It is not clean or potable and can develop into a Category 3 problem if not dealt with promptly.
Finally, the most dangerous type of standing water is Category 3. Blackwater is considered highly toxic and a known health hazard. The main source of contamination is sewer water, although high rains that cause floodwaters are also considered to be Category 3. This is because the floodwaters often bring animal feces, fertilizers, and other chemicals or debris into your home.
Water Removal Methods
There are several steps to the process of removing excess water from your home, and our Nashville water service is experienced and knowledgeable about each one. As soon as you discover standing water in your home, identify the source and, if possible, stop it by turning off the main water supply. Then, call Steamatic of Nashville. Upon arrival, we’ll gather information about how long the water has been standing, which parts of your home were most affected, and more. We’ll assess the damage and begin work.
We use a wide variety of professional-grade, specialized tools to determine how much moisture is in your floors and walls, baseboards, and ceilings. That helps us decide which removal method will best meet your needs. We’ll use a combination of industrial-grade shop vacs, high-end dehumidifiers, and other equipment to dry your home and get air circulating throughout the building again.
Once each room is dry, we can work with you to repair any damage. This means repairing damaged ductwork and walls, pulling up carpet, and drying out tile, hardwood floors, and any upholstery that is salvageable. Finally, we help you come up with a plan to prevent future problems. Most often, this means recommending you invest in a high-quality dehumidifier to help keep moisture from building up. If you already have a dehumidifier, but it doesn’t seem to be doing the job, we provide maintenance and repair services as well. Our goal is to ensure your home is dry, clean, and safe for your family and pets.
The Steamatic Difference
Immediate Response: The longer water sits, the more damage it causes. Our 24/7 capabilities ensure we respond immediately to stop further damage from occurring.
Our Equipment: Steamatic of Nashville uses state-of-the-art drying and monitoring equipment to make sure the structure and contents are completely dry. Throughout the process, moisture levels will be taken at regular intervals and include temperature and relative humidity readings.
Our Experience: We’ve responded to some of the largest flooding and catastrophic events in United States history. We’ve seen it all and cleaned it all.
Total Satisfaction: Upon completion of the restoration, you and your Steamatic of Nashville representative will perform a final inspection to determine that all concerns have been addressed.
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When disaster strikes, Steamatic understands that you just want to get your life back to normal. Our normal business hours are 7:30 am to 4:30 pm every day, and we are available 24/7 to respond to your emergency.