While you would be able to call the same disaster mitigation company whether you experience water damage or flood damage, it can be helpful to understand the differences involved in resolving these two different situations. The basic difference between the two is that water damage restoration is dealing with a plumbing concern that has caused clean, potable water to damage your home, whereas flood damage restoration deals with contaminated water, such as rising flood water and sewage backups. Insurance companies handle them differently, as well, and generally won’t cover flood damage restoration unless you have a flood insurance policy.
While you might be comfortable dealing with a minor amount of clean, potable water on your own, the risks are far too high to undertake flood damage restoration without the proper safety equipment and experience. The same holds true for major clean water situations, especially if the damage wasn’t noticed right away and mold has been activated or the water has become contaminated by household belongings and building materials.
Flood damage restoration is considerably different in that care must be taken to avoid coming in contact with contaminants that are highly dangerous. It is not unusual to see professionals use biohazard containers, biohazard suits, and other personal protective equipment. You also need their experience to guide you on which of your belongings and building materials should be discarded and which can be restored safely.
If you experience either water damage or flood damage in the Dallas, TX Metroplex area, give us a all at Superior Emergency Restoration. We have the expertise to handle your water damage or flood damage restoration in a safe manner to protect our team, as well as you and your family. Call today to learn more.