It is important to know what you can do when facing water damage at your home, office, or facility. Determine the source of the water and seal it off, even if just temporarily, to prevent further damage. It may be necessary to call a licensed plumber for repairs to the water source. While waiting for AFTERDISASTER® to arrive, there are several things that can be done to help contain the damage and prevent further loss. These emergency steps are intended for situations involving clear water, that is, from a clean water source. If the damage involves gray water or raw sewage, there are bio-hazardous conditions present and you should always wait for a professional to arrive. Also, never assume that the problem is corrected simply because the carpet and padding have been dried. Moisture in wall cavities and sub-flooring can result in dangerous mold and fungus problems and should be avoided. Before doing anything, make sure there is no imminent danger from either structural or electrical problems. If you are unsure, don’t attempt to do anything until help arrives.
Clean Water - Water that originates from a source that does not pose substantial harm to humans.
Gray Water - Water that may contain chemicals, biocontaminants (fungal, bacterial, viral alge) and other forms of contamination including physical hazards.
Black Water - Water that contains pathogenic agents and is extremely unsanitary. If not handled in a timely manner, clean water or gray water can become black water.
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