Are you a homeowner or property owner with water damage to a business, property or home in El Cajon? If you are currently experiencing water damage in El Cajon, give our 24/7 emergency water damage El Cajon team a call at (619)562-3800.
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Types of Water Damage El Cajon:
One or more of these factors may be the source of water damage at your property:
Long Term Water Damage Vs. Sudden and Accidental Water Damage El Cajon
Not all water damage will resort in flooding of your home to the point where excessive water extraction or water removal is necessary. Slow and long term leaks can cause water damage.
For example, leaky valves are often a slow and long term leak. You may find mold growing in an area of your home that then leads you to the source of water damage: a leaky valve.
Slow leaks can cause a lot of damage overtime. It is important to contact a professional as soon as possible in order to remedy the situation and prevent further water damage to your home. Remember, water and damp areas are a breeding ground for mold. Mold will continue to spread until treatment to the surrounded and affected areas take place.
Sudden and accidental water damage is often caught by homeowners and property owners as soon as it happens, or at least within the same day. Depending on the category of water, some removal of materials may be necessary.
Category of Water Damage El Cajon
Category 1 Water Damage
Clean, clear, potable water is category 1 water damage. The water comes from a clean source such as broken water supply lines, melting snow or ice, falling rainwater, or a slab leak (a slab leak COULD potentially be categorized as a category 2 or 3 if mud or other contaminants come up with the water damage as well). Category 1 water would not pose a substantial risk from ingestion or inhalation, although avoiding inhalation or ingestion of this water is not recommended.
Even though the water may initially be categorized as a category 1, it can possibly change to a category 2 or 3. For example, you might have a leak in an upstairs bathroom, or leak from a pipe above. The water may come in to contact with certain materials which may have now contaminated the water to a category 2 or category 3 depending on what the water came in to contact with.
Category 2 Water Damage
Category 2 consists of water that has a certain degree of contamination, which is considered unsafe. This type of water is NOT a drinkable source and drinking or coming in to contact with this type of water could make you sick. The water could come from overflows or discharge from washing machines or dishwashers, overflows from toilet bowls that contain some contaminants but not feces, broken aquariums, punctured water beds, overflow from a bathtub.
Similar to a category 1 water loss, a category 2 water loss can also change due to the water coming in to contact with other pathogens or contaminants. The amount of time the water sits also can change the category. For example, after 48 hours the water becomes stagnant, which gives off an odor. Stagnant water can be an incubator for different kinds of bacteria and parasites. This increases the degree of contamination and converting the water loss in a category 3 water loss.
Category 3 Water Damage
A category 3 flood is grossly contaminated water. Avoid ingesting category 3 water. In addition, avoid any type of direct skin contact with this type of water. This type of water most likely contains pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful agents. The water could come from the sewer, toilet back or overflows that come from beyond the toilet trap (or an overflow of a toilet that contains feces), ground surface water (storm water coming from the exterior grounds, fire hydrant water running in from outside).
Flood Busters® Emergency Water Damage El Cajon Services
If you have flooding or water damage in your home and live in San Diego County.
We cover as far South as San Ysidro, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach and Eastlake and as far North as Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Escondido, Encinitas and Ramona. We also cover the coastal communities, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Solana Beach, Mission Beach, Del Mar, and Coronado to El Cajon, Santee, Lakeside and Alpine. Call Flood Busters (619)562-3800 today. Think you are outside of the zone or just looking for information, do not hesitate to give us a call! We are a 24/7 emergency service and are waiting for your call. Lastly, if you are looking for water damage restoration or repair companies, make sure they are registered with the California State License Board and have a valid license.
Should you have a flood or water damage in your San Diego home remember, Flood Busters® knows what to do.