Water Damage Restoration
The affects of water damage resulting from a pipe burst, toilet over flow, or sewar back up can have varying devastating affects on your home or business. EFR is an IICRC certified firm. What is the IICRC?
IICRC Certified Firms operate under the IICRC’s standard of care in the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. IICRC Certified Firms are sought after for their industry knowledge and technical expertise, encouraging their technicians to further their career through IICRC education and training
But did you ever stop to think about how harmful the water from the sewer could be? And if it got in behind your walls and absorbed into your insulation? Another concern a homeowner should have is the age of their home or business. The age of your home before 1989 could have designated substances in the building finishes and must be tested before the disturbance of these materials. The protocols are set by the Ontario ministry of labour for a company to complete a DSS survey (designated substance completed and is willing to pay for it to keep you and your family safe. If your walls contain asbestos in the drywall or joint compound or lead in the paint these could have long term affects on you or your families health and a restoration company must be aware of these crucial steps required in the mitigation of a property. You cant just cut building materials without understanding the risks, or have the knowledge and education to protect all parties.
Flood & Water Damage Services
To the untrained eye, cleaning up the mess is only the first step. Considering the class of water (1, 2 or 3) and the age of the home must be at the forefront of any restoration expert. This is because dirty water is treated differently from clean water and, the age of the home could increase the necessity to have the building finishes tested for designated substances such as asbestos or lead before the building materials are opened up to help facilitate the drying process. The emergency service business is a skill set that employs/demands a restorer to understand the science of dehumidification of a building as to not “over dry” a building which would have an adverse affect. This business is a serious one that requires constant education and the most up to date equipment and knowledge. EFR is an IICRC certified firm that has the knowledge, experience and expertise to restore your home or business not only fast, but also properly.
Not only is the class of water important to know but also the age of the home. If your home was built before 1989 then the concern for asbestos containing materials is a definite. The category of water is also crucial on how the water damage home or business is treated. Water is categorized into 3 categories. Category 1 , 2 or 3. Contact Emergency Flood Response today to get started on your water damage or flood damage restoration repair in the Greater Toronto Area.
The IICRC S500 defines Category 1 water damage as water that “originates from a sanitary water source and does not pose a substantial risk from dermal, ingestion, or inhalation exposure.” Examples can include: Water supply lines. Melting ice/snow.
Category 2 water damage incidents as water that “contains significant contamination and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans.” Examples can include: Dishwasher/washing machine discharge or overflow. Toilet bowl overflow with urine.
Category 3 water damage as water that is “grossly contaminated and can contain pathogenic, toxigenic, or other harmful agents and can cause significant adverse reactions to humans if contacted or consumed.” Examples of Category 3 water damage can include: Sewage.
Emergency flood response (EFR) is working with you and your insurance company to help restore your property in a timely, professional, economical fashion. An immediate response will deliver more effective restoration and far less damage, and that’s what Emergency Flood Response offers our clients.
You must address water damage issues immediately, but unfortunately, many homeowners and business owners avoid dealing with the water emergency as quickly as possible. It often results in secondary damages and sky-high bills that would have been lower if they had handled it immediately. The faster you call, the faster we can prevent damage to your home or business.
Water Damage Faqs
Some signs of water damage may include changes in the appearance of floors, ceilings, or walls, evident stains and mould, running or trickling water sounds, increasing water bills, musty smells, HVAC and appliance issues, and noticeably worn-out plumbing.
Find the source of the water and turn it off if you can. Next, call Emergency Flood Response in Toronto! No matter the time of day or in the middle of the night. We will respond to begin mitigating the damage, in order to lessen the overall impact on your property. It is also recommended to call your insurance company as soon as possible to report your claim.
It can be tempting to try and deal with the water extraction and cleaning operation on your own when your property has sustained a flood. However, this may lead to more issues without professional expertise and proper drying equipment. Our team are all certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT), so you can rest assured your property is handled properly.
Every situation can vary on how long the water restoration process could take. We will give a specialized estimate after inspecting your flood or water damage. Contact Emergency Flood Response today to get started on your water damage restoration in Toronto, Ontario or surrounding Greater Toronto Area.
If you have water damage to your property, call Emergency Flood Response first. We can start restoring and repairing your home from the water damage as soon as possible. Next, it is important to contact your insurance provider. Your insurer may be able to help you cover the cost of repair or replacement for any damaged items. They can also provide advice and assistance with filing a claim.
Water damage remediation is a process of restoring and repairing your property after it has been damaged by water. The first step is to stop the source of the water damage and remove any standing water. Next, we will dry out any affected areas using specialized equipment. This may include dehumidifiers and fans. We can also assess the extent of the damage, remove any damaged materials and begin the repair process. Finally, we can provide advice on how to prevent future water damage.
There are three main types of water damage: clean water, gray water, and black water. Clean water is uncontaminated and usually comes from a broken or malfunctioning appliance or pipe. Gray water is contaminated and usually found in sinks, bathtubs, and washing machines. Black water is highly contaminated and may contain sewage or other contaminants. Emergency Flood Response can help you assess the type of water damage present to ensure the correct remediation process is used.
Yes, all our water damage technicians are IICRC certified. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is an internationally recognized certification program for the cleaning and restoration industry. All of our technicians have received extensive training in remediation as well as other areas related to water cleanup and restoration. Emergency Flood Response provides peace of mind and expert restoration services in the Greater Toronto Area.
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Emergency Flood Response is one of the most reliable water restoration companies in Toronto. We are committed to delivering exceptional service and results that exceed our customers’ expectations. Our team has been specially trained to identify and address all types of flooding issues, from minor overflows to complete water removal.
Our team of certified technicians are highly experienced in all aspects of water damage clean-up and repair. We can help you with everything from initial assessments and mitigation to complete repairs and restorations. From wall drying and dehumidification to mold remediation and sewage cleanup, our experts will work hard to restore your property back to its pre-damage condition. Contact us for a free estimate on your home water damage restoration.
We make sure to provide our customers with the highest quality restoration services that are both effective and affordable. We offer comprehensive water removal, structural drying, mold remediation, and other damage control services. In the event of any emergency, we can respond quickly to minimize losses and ensure your home or business is safe from potential hazards.
We have dependable restoration services available 24/7 for clients across the Greater Toronto Area. Our water damage restoration services include Etobicoke, York, North York, West End, Downtown, Midtown, Uptown, East York, East End, and Scarborough areas. We understand how important restoring your property is, contact our remediation technicians for a free estimate now.
Floods can happen and we are here to help! Emergency Flood Response is highly experienced in handling all types of water damage from various sources. Whether you had a flood from a storm, leaky pipes, wet basement, or other home issues - we can restore your property back fast.
Our goal is to help you get back on track as soon as possible after a flood in Toronto. No matter how big or small your water damage problem may be, we’re here to help you restore your property and peace of mind. Contact us today for more information about Emergency Flood Response’s complete water damage restoration services!
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