Water Loss Mitigation/Consulting
Being faced with an emergency water loss is a difficult and stressful situation. When sufficient moisture is present mold growth occurs within as little as 24-36 hours. It is imperative to begin effective drying as soon as possible. Finding experienced, knowledgeable professionals to begin the loss mitigation and restoration process is imperative. PPI has the experience to quickly assess the situation and help make the decisions necessary to reduce the damage, protect the occupants and minimize the property down-time after a water loss. Restoration costs can be significant but costs can be managed when an experienced professional is onsite to work in concert with the restoration team. PPI is experienced at designing the proper protocol for a water loss situation and getting the right team of professionals on-site to follow that protocol.
A water loss emergency is first categorized according to the latest professional guidelines. The proper restoration plan must take into consideration any potential pre-existing contaminants such as lead, asbestos or mold. The restoration plan is designed by PPI which is then followed to the letter by the restoration professionals. While all categories of water losses are challenging, the most serious is a Category 3 water loss termed a "black water" loss. A Category 3 is comprised of raw sewage which contains numerous air and blood borne pathogens. Gram positive and gram negative bacteria are present by the millions, E coli bacteria, coliforms and enterococci abound in this grossly unsanitary water. These pathogens are capable of causing severe adverse health effects. When faced with this type of water loss, professional guidelines regarding proper removal and handling must be carefully followed. These guidelines include proper containment engineering and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as HEPA filtered respirators, eye and hand protection and protective suits.
Please contact us to assist you with your emergency situation or better yet, contact us to design a pre-need emergency water loss plan for your property. We can save you money by reducing remediation and restoration costs and minimizing property down time to return your property to a healthy pre-loss condition.