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Water Damage Classification in Knoxville & Farragut, TN

Experiencing water damage in your home or business is a serious matter. Acting swiftly upon discovering a loss is crucial to minimizing the damage and restoring your property. Contacting a professional service specializing in water damage, water removal, and remediation is paramount in such situations.

When you reach out to a reputable service provider like Innovative Restorations, our experienced staff will guide you through a series of questions to better understand your situation and assess your needs effectively. Call us today at 865-217-0545 or contact us online today!

How Innovative Restorations Classifies Water Damage?

Innovative Restorations employs a logical classification system to assess and respond to water damage incidents accurately. Our classification method takes into account the level of contamination present in the water, as well as the potential health risks associated with each category, ensuring that appropriate restoration measures are implemented.

These inquiries are standard for any professional service:

Upon arrival at your property, our trained technicians will conduct a thorough assessment of the damage. They will carefully examine the category and class of the damage to determine the most appropriate course of action for restoration. Trust Innovative Restorations to respond promptly and expertly to your water damage needs, ensuring the swift and efficient restoration of your property.

Classes of Water Damage

Here are the three most damaging categories of water damage:

Class 1: Clean Water

This classification involves water from a clean and sanitary source, such as a broken water supply line or a leaking faucet. Clean water poses minimal health risks and is typically the easiest to mitigate. However, if left untreated, clean water can escalate into more severe categories.

Class 2: Grey Water

Grey water contains a moderate level of contaminants and may cause discomfort or illness if ingested. This type of water damage often originates from appliances like dishwashers or washing machines, as well as from minor plumbing leaks. Prompt remediation is essential to prevent the spread of contaminants and minimize health risks.

Class 3: Black Water

Black water is highly contaminated and may contain pathogens, sewage, or other hazardous substances. This classification includes water from sewage backups, flooding from rivers or streams, and stagnant water. Black water poses significant health risks and requires immediate and thorough remediation by trained professionals.

Sources of Water Damage

Water damage can stem from various sources, including:

Plumbing Failures: Burst pipes, leaking faucets, and malfunctioning appliances can all lead to water damage if not promptly addressed.

Natural Disasters: Severe weather events such as hurricanes, heavy rainfall, or flooding can result in extensive water damage to homes and businesses.

Structural Issues: Roof leaks, foundation cracks, and inadequate drainage systems can contribute to water intrusion and subsequent damage over time.

Our Assess Towards Water Damage

We go through a complete process handling water damage situations. Our process:

Inspection: Conduct a thorough visual examination of the affected areas, paying close attention to any signs of water stains, discoloration, or mold growth.

Moisture Detection: Utilize specialized equipment such as moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to identify hidden pockets of moisture behind walls, under flooring, and in other concealed areas.

Testing for Contaminants: Collect samples for testing, particularly in cases of suspected grey or black water damage, to assess the level of contamination and potential health risks associated with the water intrusion.

Assessment of Structural Damage: Evaluate the structural integrity of the property, looking for signs of warping, swelling, or deterioration caused by water damage. Addressing structural issues promptly is essential to prevent further damage and ensure the safety of occupants.

Our Water Damage Cleanup & Restoration Services

Besides the water damage restoration process, we also provide:

Innovative Restoration's Promises

At Innovative Restorations, we stand behind our work and that is why we have the following promises to our customers. To learn more, click here.

Respectful Technician Guarantee

Respectful Technician Guarantee: If our technicians smoke or swear in your home or fail to provide a company ID card, we will pay you $100!

Clean Workspace Guarantee

Clean Workspace Guarantee: If our technicians do not wear shoe covers, place drop cloths, or leave your home without cleaning up, we will hire a cleaning service to make it right at our expense.

Apples Guarantee

Apples to Apples Guarantee: If you find a lower price from a company that does what we do, we will not only match it, we will beat it by $100. For the requirements, click here.

Good Hands Guarantee

Good Hands Guarantee: Only employees that have gone through our tough hiring process, background checks and drug tests will be in your home! To learn more about our team requirements, click here.

Workmanship Guarantee

Workmanship Guarantee: If we come out to service your home and the work isn’t to your satisfaction, we’ll come back at our own expense until it is.

Home Comfort Guarantee

Home Comfort Guarantee: If we cannot keep you in your home or your home is otherwise uncomfortable, and you have to go stay in a hotel, the first night is on us!

Trust Innovative Restorations for Your Water Damage Needs

At Innovative Restorations, we understand the complexities of water damage and the importance of accurate classification and assessment. Our experienced team is equipped with the knowledge, expertise, and state-of-the-art equipment to identify the source, extent, and classification of water damage accurately.

Whether you're dealing with clean water from a burst pipe or contaminated black water from a sewage backup, you can trust us to restore your property to its pre-damage condition safely and efficiently. Contact us today 865-217-0545 or click here to learn more about our comprehensive water damage restoration services in Knoxville and Farragut, TN.

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