Water damage is one of the most common emergencies throughout Toronto, which can occur in any building. From the small un-noticeable leaks to larger damage coming from rain, burst pipes or more damaging sewer backup, it can come because of an array of issues. In all cases, it is very important that you act immediately to start the water removal process so that it does not cause further damage and so that the remediation process can begin.

Depending on the severity of the water damage, various equipment and elements need to be used in order to ensure complete removal and extraction of water.

Category 1: The first category relates to water that is sanitary and could be safely consumed by a person. If it is ingested, touched or inhaled there is no danger of infection or illness. Sources of water for this category can include sprinkler systems or any kind of freshwater.

Category 2: For this category, the water can potentially be dangerous and can cause someone to get sick. This water contains microorganisms in high levels which can be enough to pose a threat. This type of water is called gray water.

Category 3: In this case, the water has been contaminated by dangerous pathogens and toxins. It includes also raw sewage also known as black water. It is not only harmful but it can be deadly as well. Remediation, in this case, must be completed or else it could be an ongoing risk.

Emergency Water Removal Extraction

Some of the equipment we use in the process of emergency water removal & extraction include:

  • Large industrial vacuum pumps
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air movers
  • Air scrubbers

Rigorous testing has been performed for each emergency to ensure that all water is completely removed and future problems are prevented. The test results will also determine the appropriate amount and type of equipment to be used for each room or surface. Upon completion of work, the entire area is disinfected through the use of antimicrobial agents. We use state-of-the-art equipment to detect levels of humidity on the surface and in the air.

If the water is not completely removed, the materials and surfaces are prone to damage such as swelling, sheathing, fracture, and the additional presence of water can play a very important role in mold entry into the environment. The presence of mould is very dangerous because it can be a health hazard by contaminating the air, and can be hidden in corners or between walls, unobserved by the human eye.

Black and gray water can also be a major hazard, as wooden surfaces, insulation, and drywall tend to soak the water and block different odors within their surfaces. In most cases, it can be repaired with proper adjustment, but sometimes the removal and replacement of drywall and wooden surfaces are required. In that case, we provide full service and replacement to ensure that the work being done is perfect and that your home may look as good as it used to be, or even better.

As mentioned before, water damage is one of the most common and impactful emergencies. It can come from a variety of sources and is usually an after-effect of fire damage, and it is very important that you act as quickly as possible to isolate the hazard and start the water removal process.

For any emergency, feel free to call our 24/7 support team at (416) 551-8287 or e-mail us at [email protected]

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