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Water Damage & Property Restoration in Midlothian

Restoration 1 Offers Water Damage, Fire Damage, and Mold Remediation Services. Proudly Serving Richmond South and Surrounding Areas.

Our Certified Technicians work with ALL insurance carriers

The Best Water Damage Property Restoration Services in Richmond South

For almost a decade, Restoration 1 has helped countless clients across Richmond South with property damage restoration. We can help with anything from flood and fire to smoke damage and mold, to name just a few of our many property restoration services. Plus, we are on call 24 hours a day - 7 days a week, which means we can help the residents of Richmond South around the clock.

Did you know that water damage is one of the most common problems that we see affect properties in the Midlothian area for Southern Richmond? This can result from either a burst pipe, an AC unit, or a leaky faucet––or something more serious such as a major flood from a storm or burst sewage pipe. The problem with water damage is that the longer water sits and is in contact with things, the more damage it can cause. As water seeps into floors, furniture, and carpets, it can blister paint, warp wood, and even cause structural damage.

The Water Damage Restoration Experts

Whether your home or business faces a storm, burst pipes, flooding, or leaky faucets, you can rest assured that your local Restoration 1 team in Richmond South has the knowledge to help you during the restoration process. We understand how stressful water damage can be in your property in Midlothian.

At Restoration 1 of Richmond South, we know the importance of addressing a water damage issue promptly so that mold doesn't become your next problem. Our technicians are professionally trained in the latest restoration methods and equipment to handle all of your water damage problems in Midlothian.

In need of water damage restoration in Midlothian? For all your property restoration needs and more, call Restoration 1 of Richmond South today at (804) 293-3355.

What is Water Damage?

Water damage is excess water that is intrusive. The water begins to break down and damage your materials. This can cause wood to rot, metal to rust, and mold to grow. There are three different and major categories of water contamination. Our highly trained technicians have a complete understanding of all three categories and how best to handle each type. This in-depth knowledge is crucial in handling water removal successfully.

The 3 Types of Contaminated Water

Category 1:

This category carries with it a low risk of contamination. Examples of this type of category include, but are not limited to:

  • Broken water lines
  • Tub overflows
  • Sink overflows
  • Melting snow or ice

For Category 1, we do not need to set up barriers to protect other areas of your home or property. However, there is always the potential for a Category 1 to deteriorate into a Category 2 or 3 if left untreated. A telltale sign that your water issue has migrated into the next category is if there is a foul odor present. This is why it's of the utmost importance that a property owner contact the professionals as soon as possible.

Category 2:

This category moves into the "contamination" phase of a water emergency. This could also include sickness if the business owner or customers come into contact with the water source. These include but are not limited to:

  • Dishwasher overflow
  • Washing machine overflow
  • Toilet overflow
  • Water heater drain pan overflow

Category 3:

This category moves into severely contaminated water. This can be extremely dangerous and toxic to both humans and animals. These include but are not limited to:

  • Sewage
  • Flooding from rainwater or seawater
  • Rising waters from rivers or streams
  • Weather-related water issues such as hurricanes or tropical storms

Categories 2 and 3 will need a contamination barrier set up before work can begin. Our technicians will also be dressed in protective clothing.

The 4 Classes of Water Intrusion

When assessing the water damage to your property, one of the technician's first steps is to determine not only the category of water damage but all the classes of water intrusion. Here we will look at humidity and how it affects the drying process. To do this, we determine the amount and, therefore, the class of water intrusion.

Class 1

This is generally a small area of your home in relation to the total square footage of the area. Class 1 has a low evaporation property based on the type of material that's been affected.

Class 2

This is a larger area of your home or property (up to 40%) and again has a low evaporation property based on the type of material that has been affected.

Class 3

In this category, we are looking at a significant amount of water damage (well over 40%) which also has low evaporation properties.

Class 4

Unfortunately this would be the worst-case situation for a home or business owner. Class 4 means significant water damage covering a vast area. An example of this would be a flood where your first floor is under a foot of water and debris. You can expect longer water cleanup and drying times with this type of water intrusion.

The Equipment We Use:

  • Air movers
  • Hygrometers
  • Thermal imaging cameras
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air scrubbers
  • Moisture detectors
  • Gas detectors
  • And many more!

The 4 Mechanisms of Moisture Movement

Another crucial area that our technicians are trained on is the four mechanisms of moisture movement. Your water restoration company must understand these four mechanisms so that they can adequately devise an effective drying plan for your situation. The four ways that moisture can flow includes:

  1. Liquid Flow: This causes the most amount of moisture to enter an area in the shortest amount of time. Some examples of this are:
    • Broken main water supply
    • Rain
    • Melting snow
    • Overflowing large appliances
  2. Air Transport: This is when the movement of air will carry the moisture through openings.
  3. Vapor Diffusion: In this situation, moisture will move in a way to try and equalize pressure. Water vapor pressure will then cause moisture to move through airspaces. This could be in a room or voids within certain materials.
  4. Capillary Suction: This is the absorption of water through capillary walls. Examples include concrete or wood, to name a few.

We want to keep you informed with every step of the water mitigation process. Our team will share what Category, Class, and Mechanism your property faces. We take pride in clearly communicating every step needed to get your home back to normal. Let us guide you through the complete water restoration process from start to finish.

Your Local Restoration Company In Richmond South & Midlothian

Restoration 1 of Richmond South is a family-owned and operated business that you can trust with all your water damage and property damage needs. We have a team of highly trained technicians that are IICRC certified and available 24/7.

Whatever the issue in your home or business, we can scale our services to effectively match all your needs in a timely manner. We also offer free assessments and give you expert advice on how to resolve your property damage and work with all insurance carriers.

Call your local Restoration 1 of Richmond South for all your property damage needs.

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