Your Local Medford Water Extraction Specialists
Water is one of the most destructive forces that can enter your Medford home or business. Not only can it cause extensive structural damage, if not treated with water extraction and water removal services as soon as possible, it can lead to mold growth throughout the home.
Regardless of the cause, ServiceMaster Restore offers complete water removal services and water extraction services in Medord OR and beyond. Our water damage extraction experts have extensive experience in the water restoration industry and are ready to tackle all cases. Our crew has industrial-grade equipment including water extraction mats, water removal pumps, vacuums, and more. Count on us to work around the clock to provide water extraction Medford in your property. We are your trusted Medford water removal company and work to eliminate every last drop of moisture.
The 4 Classes Of Water Damage
The different classes of water damage are used to identify the amount of water that has been lost and the evaporation rate of the water.
Class 1 water damage creates the least amount of damages and involves only a portion of an area or room.
Class 2 water damage affects a room and will extend to carpets and walls. The moisture will remain in the structures until extracted.
Class 3 water damage is the worst kind of water damage. The moisture has absorbed into the walls and has saturated all areas, potentially coming through the ceiling.
Class 4 water damage affects materials with low porosity, like hardwood, stone, concrete, etc, and require special drying techniques.
Categories Of Water Damage Medford
Category 1 water, also known as clean water, involves water damage from a clean water source like toilet tanks, pipes, or overflowing bathtubs. This type of water damage does not pose an immediate threat to your health, but if left untreated, category 1 water damage can lead to mold growth.
Category 2 water, also known as grey water, involves water with chemical, biological, or physical contaminants. This water typically comes from an overflowing washing machine, dishwasher, or an overflowing toilet that only contains urine. This type of water may cause discomfort for the people and pets within the home. If it is left untreated, it can lead to mold growth.
Category 3 water, also known as black water, is full of harmful bacteria and fungus and can cause extreme illness and discomfort for the occupants and pets within the home. This water is a result of sewage backups, overflowing toilets, river floods, or standing water that has started to grow bacteria and other harmful microorganisms.
Our Medford Water Extraction Process
After the SM of Medford team has identified the class and category of water damage, they will create a plan for water extraction and restoration. This process will begin as soon as possible to prevent any further damages.
Our team of water extraction professionals will remove any of the standing or excess water from the affected area using pumps and vacuums. Once all of the excess water has been removed, the technicians can move to the next step in the process.
Once all of the water has been removed, the team will start the drying and dehumidification process. This is a crucial step in the water restoration process because it will remove any remaining water in the affected area and the air. If this step is skipped or is prematurely ended, mold will quickly begin to grow and infest the affected area. This process includes circulating warm, dry air onto and around the affected area while also managing humidity with a dehumidifier.
The team will begin the cleaning and sanitation process to prevent mold and bacteria growth. All affected fabrics and materials will be treated with an antimicrobial solution and in some cases, air scrubbers will be used to remove any harmful particles in the air.
The final step in the process involves restoring and replacing affected materials. In minor cases, this could include removing and replacing drywall or insulation, but in more extreme cases our team may need to replace an entire wall.
Why Call A Water Damage Professional?
It’s important to act fast when you discover water damage in your Medford home. If the water damage is left untreated for an extended period of time it can put a toll on your home, health, and wallet as the damage grows exponentially. By calling your trusted water damage extraction professional, SM of Medford, you will alleviate added stress and can continue your day-to-day life.