When serious water damage occurs, it is imperative that the homeowners quickly turn to their reliable water damage restoration professionals to begin the process of water damage mitigation. Immediate restoration becomes even more urgent if damage is caused by either grey or black water. Here is a look at grey and black water and their effects on water damage mitigation:
Grey water is a term used to describe water that contains chemicals and other contaminants that are not sewage. This water might come from overflowing baths, sinks, or washing machines, and poses a major health risk if left untreated for a significant amount of time. Children and animals are especially vulnerable to such contaminants and should never be allowed near the water leak.
Unlike grey water, black water does contain sewage as well as other toxins that are incredibly harmful to residents’ health and the integrity of the structure. This water can originate from leaking and overflowing toilets, pipes, or outdoor sources like an irrigation system. Those residing or working in the building should not attempt to clean black water on their own, and the affected area should be cordoned off until the contamination has been professionally treated.
Removal of Grey and Black Water
Water damage restoration technicians will begin by pumping out the grey or black water using special equipment, like the SludgeMaster. Once the dirty water and debris have been removed, the technicians will then thoroughly clean the affected space by sanitizing and pressure washing it, ensuring that every square inch is disinfected and free of pathogens. Once the space is declared safe, occupants can return to the home or business and feel comfortable knowing that it’s no longer contaminated.
If your home or business incurs black or grey water damage, call the professionals at Ideal Restoration immediately. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for quick and efficient restoration. To learn more about our residential and commercial services, call us at (888) 419-4279.