Water damage happens for a variety of reasons, including plumbing leaks, burst or broken pipes and hoses, washing machine overflow, a clogged toilet, moisture behind walls, a leaking roof, or foundation cracks.
There are three categories of water involved in a water damage situation. The category will help determine the proper water restoration method used by our professionals.
Category 1 water is known as clean water or white water. It is the fresh water that is pumped into the home, which means a Category 1 water damage source could be an overflowing bathtub or sink, broken water supply lines, including dishwasher or washing machine malfunctions that involve the water line, or a damaged faucet. After 48 hours, a Category 1 can become a Category 2. Category 2 water is commonly known as gray water. Gray water is wastewater from sinks, bathtubs, and showers, as well as water that is discharged by washing machines and dishwashers. Gray water will likely have significant contamination, and can pose a health risk. Due to quick bacteria and mold growth, Category 2 becomes a Category 3 if left untreated for 2 days or more. Category 3 water is known as black water. The primary source of black water is sewage. Black water also occurs during a flood, due to the potential for chemicals found in fertilizers, animal waste, ground debris, and other contaminated areas. Black water has disease-causing organisms or toxins, and is wholly unsanitary.
Occasionally you can repair sewage backup damage yourself depending on the severity of the leak, but more often professional sewer damage restoration is needed to properly disinfect and sanitize affected areas to prevent microbial development. If left untreated, sewer water damage can cause serious health problems, especially in children and elderly people, as well as in those who suffer from chronic respiratory problems or weakened immune systems. Exposure to waste water from a sewage backup can result in a number of diseases, including Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Giardia.
That’s why you can contact AMCS Environmental New York, we have a certified sewage treatment technician immediately deployed to assist with sewage clean up and sanitation. It is essential that all of the infected areas are treated, whether it be floorboards, carpets, walls or furniture. Anything that has been contaminated requires immediate attention to prevent the spread of bio-contaminants including bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. Additionally, all material where mold may have started growing or may begin to grow must also be treated.
A fire is a harrowing event, no matter its size. Undoubtedly, our primary concern is that everyone has evacuated safely and securely. Whether it’s a small kitchen fire or a catastrophically damaging building fire, the expert skilled staff at AMCS Environmental New York will treat the loss with professionalism and care. Regardless of the scale of the restoration project we have all the capabilities and experience to ‘turn back the hands of time.’ In the aftermath of a fire event, we focus solely on bringing everything back to a pre-loss condition. Our Solutions:
- Emergency Board-Up.
- Emergency Water Extraction.
- Debris Removal.
- Content Deodorization.
- Removal of Soot and Smoke Staining.
- Cleaning of Structure
- Detailed Inventory of Contents.
- Photo Documentation.
- Insurance Damage Assessments and Billing.
- Returning Property to Pre-Loss Condition.
What can cause wind damage? can incur from storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and severe weather. We are experts in repairing damaged roofs, cleaning landscape debris and fixing the structural problems. Our accredited reconstruction services are equipped to handle water damage, tree removal, emergency board-ups, insurance claim assistance and structural stabilization.
Our company also specializes in wind damages as a result of lightning strikes, hail, ice storms and ice dams. AMCS Environmental strives to locate the source of the disaster, repair and cleanse the interior or exterior of your structure in the fastest and least invasive way achievable. Whether a tree has fallen on your roof or your building’s shingles have been damaged.
AMCS Environmental provides customers with 24/7 emergency wind damage repair. In New York City, we take care of your wind damage repair on time and at an affordable price.