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Residential Water Damage Restoration in Greater Boston

Water Mitigation Company You Can Trust

Is your home, condo, or undergoing water damage? ServiceMaster by Gilmore specializes in water damage cleanup after indoor and outdoor water damage. We have more than 575 combined years of expe­rience in water and flood damage restoration, and our customers know to count on us to make their homes feel new again after any disasters.

It’s nice to know that our team of water damage restoration experts in Norwood can take care of your carpet, area rugs, dry wall, ceilings, hard wood or laminate flooring or other areas of your home.

What Causes Water Damage?

  • Pipe breaks
  • Sprinkler sytems
  • Washer hose breaks
  • Hot water heater malfuctions
  • Toilet bowl cracks
  • Ice maker leaks
  • Central air conditioner leaks
  • Flood damage
  • Prolonged rain
  • Water main breaks
  • Groundwater damage
  • Hurricane damage

What are the Types of Water Damage?

Water damage is typically categorized into classes and categories to help professionals assess the extent of damage and determine appropriate mitigation and restoration measures. These categories and classes are as follows:

Categories of Water Damage:

  • Category 1 - Clean Water: This category involves water damage resulting from a clean and sanitary source, posing the least risk. Examples include water from broken supply lines, faucets, or rainwater. While category 1 water is not initially contaminated, it can become more contaminated if left untreated or exposed to other materials.
  • Category 2 - Grey Water: Grey water contains a level of contamination that may cause discomfort or illness if ingested or exposed to. It typically comes from sources such as washing machines, dishwashers, and shower or sink drains. Grey water may contain detergents or chemicals but does not contain fecal matter. If not addressed promptly, grey water can deteriorate into category 3 (black water).
  • Category 3 - Black Water: Black water is highly contaminated and can pose serious health risks. It comes from sources like sewage backups, flooding from rivers or streams, or water from the toilet with feces. It contains a variety of harmful microorganisms and potentially hazardous chemicals. Restoration efforts involving black water should be handled by professionals with proper safety precautions.

Classes of Water Damage:

In addition to categories, water damage is classified into different classes based on the rate of evaporation and the affected materials:

  • Class 1: This class involves the least amount of water, affecting only a small area. It typically involves materials with low porosity, like concrete or hardwood.
  • Class 2: Class 2 water damage affects a larger area, with water absorption into materials with medium porosity, such as carpets or drywall.
  • Class 3: In this class, water damage is characterized by the highest rate of evaporation, affecting a substantial area. Materials with high porosity, like insulation or plaster, are often impacted.
  • Class 4: Class 4 water damage involves materials with very low porosity, such as hardwood or concrete. These materials require specialized drying techniques and equipment to address water damage effectively.

Understanding both the category and class of water damage is essential for assessing the scope of the damage, determining the appropriate restoration measures, and ensuring the safety and habitability of the affected property.

If you are dealing with water damage in your home, don't hesitate to contact us for professional assessment and restoration services. Our team is here to help you restore your property to its pre-damage condition.

Contact our expert team if you need water damage restoration services in Greater Boston. You can call us at (800) 783-0552 or contact us online.

Our Water Restoration Process

Our experienced team will start by completing an inspection of your home to assess the extent of the damage. Next, we will begin water mitigation to prevent any further damage from occurring. First, we will:

  • Pump out any remaining water
  • Remove any damaged materials
  • Completely dry out the affected areas

Then we will begin the reconstruction process. Our teams are highly trained to ensure that the structural integrity of your home is restored so that you can rest easy again in your home.

How Long Does Water Damage Restoration Take?

Drying out your home can take on average 1-3 days and reconstruction could take a few weeks. However, these are rough estimates as each project differs. It all depends on how much of your home is affected and how bad the damage is.

Once we complete an inspection of your home, we will have a better idea of the timeline for restoration. It could be shorter or longer than what is stated above depending on your particular situation. Reach out to our experts as soon as possible to begin restoration! The sooner we start the restoration process the better. Moisture will continue to eat away at your home until it's properly mitigated.

Does Water Damage Lead to Mold Growth?

Unfortunately, in the majority of cases, water damage will lead to mold growing in your home. Mold thrives where there is moisture, and it only takes 1-3 days for it to begin to grow after you experience water damage.

At ServiceMaster by Gilmore, our water mitigation process includes preventing mold growth in your home by quickly drying and sanitizing the area. Mold can be extremely toxic to your health and your home. Let our experts do the hard work and ensure your home is protected from mold growth.

Disaster Restoration Services 24/7

ServiceMaster by Gilmore was recently recog­nized as one of the largest Service­Master franchises in the country.

We have the manpower and equipment to clean up any size job after water, mold, and fire damage in Greater Boston. With our company, you’ll experience peace of mind that only a group of highly experienced professionals can offer.

We are a company you can trust.

Rapid response is key to limiting water damage in your home. Call our experts at(800) 783-0552 orcontact us online. We're available 24/7!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is water mitigation?

The process of water mitigation involves reducing or preventing water damage to a property.

Water mitigation steps typically include:

  • Analyzing the scope of the water damage
  • Removing standing water from the property
  • Getting rid of debris
  • Dehumidifying & drying the area
  • Cleaning and sanitizing affected items
  • Replacing or repairing damaged or destroyed items

It is important to act quickly when water damage occurs to minimize damage. Professional water mitigation reduces health risks associated with water damage and saves home and business owners money on costly repairs. It can cause additional property damage and health risks if not done correctly.

Let a professional take care of it for you. Contact ServiceMaster by Gilmore today! We're available 24/7 for emergency water damage mitigation in Norwood, MA.

How can I prevent water damage?

Taking steps to prevent water damage can save homeowners from costly repairs and inconvenience. To help you keep your home water damage free, we've gathered some tips:

  • Frequently inspect your home's plumbing for leaks or signs of wear.
  • Unclog gutters and downspouts to facilitate effective water drainage.
  • Install a backflow prevention valve to keep sewer water from entering.
  • Weatherproof windows and doors to prevent water seepage.
  • Inspect and repair any damage to your home's siding and trim.
  • Keep an eye on your water bill for unexpected increases in consumption.
  • Routinely check the hoses and connections of appliances that use water.

Incorporating these tips into your home maintenance routine can considerably decrease the risk of water damage.

If you ever suffer water damage in your home, contact ServiceMaster by Gilmore. Our water damage restoration experts are available 24/7 for water damage restoration emergencies in Greater Boston.