Water Damage Restoration In Toronto, Ontario (GTA)
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. 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. Browse our other restoration services.
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.
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.