Hit with water damage? Don't wait, call us today at (310) 729-7199. When it comes to Water Damage Restoration every second counts. Water can penetrate quickly and cause serious structural damage to your property. Here at 411 Restoration we pride ourselves on providing the best water damage restoration services in the entire Torrance, CA, 90277 area. It can be incredibly stressful when water damage happens on your property, in your home, or business. The team here at 411 Restoration knows that, and we hope to help alleviate all of your stress in regard to cleanup.
About Our Water Damage Restoration Services
How To Stop Water Damage Before It Happens?
Almost 93% of all water damage in Torrance, CA could have been prevented with the right knowledge. How can you protect your home from residential water damage? Here are a few ways to prepare.
- Check For Damaged Plumbing Pipes
Plumbing systems in older homes are susceptible to stoppages. To prevent plumbing problems before they start, be on the alert for pipe cracks, bulges, stains, and other signs of moisture.
- Look For Hidden Leaks
If you find a leak, it could be a sign that there is damage. Unusual spikes in your water bill could indicate a hidden leak. Look out for pipes in areas prone to collecting water, such as crawl spaces, cabinets, and attics. If you see any signs of dripping water, call a plumber right away to avoid bigger problems.
- Keep An Eye On Your Appliances
As appliances age, their parts can rust and their hoses can weaken. Check your dishwasher, washing machine, and your fridge frequently for leaks or worn-out parts.
- Drain Clogs
Bathroom and sink drains can clog with dirt, grease, hair, and other substances. If left unchecked, clogged drains can cause damage to other places in the home.
Does My Insurance Cover Water Damage?
One of the most common questions, our Torrance, CA, 90277 clients ask is if their homeowner's insurance will cover the damages. The short answer is yes, however certain types of water damage might not be covered by your policy.
Example: Gradual water damage is not usually covered. Gradual damage occurs when something like a slow leaking A/C unit or a hidden slab leak causes damage to your home slowly over time. Gradual water damage is a common problem. Check with your broker to be sure.
You can also hire a public adjuster to represent you not the insurance company.
Why Choose 411 Restoration
- FREE Inspection and Estimate
- 24/7 Emergency Services
- Smoke Damage Cleanup
- Clean Up and Removal of Unsalvageable Materials
- Structural Drying
- Water Damage Restoration and Repair
- Fire Damage Restoration
Water Damage Categories
There are three categories of water that cause water damage. They are defined by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) as Category 1, Category 2, and Category 3. The IICRC also defines the proper methods of water damage remediation, based on the hazards presented by each category of water.
- Category 1
Category 1 water, aka “clean water,” comes from a clean source. This water, before it comes into contact with outside bacteria and other matter, poses no health risk to humans or animals by exposure to skin, by inhaling air adjacent to the water, or through ingestion.
- Category 2
Category 2 water is also known as “grey water.” This water contains a moderate level of contamination, but the contamination is non-toxic. Exposure to or ingestion of grey water can cause discomfort or illness in humans and animals, and should be avoided.
- Category 3
Category 3 water is the highest-risk level of water contamination. This is also known as “black water.” It can cause serious illness or death to humans and animals as a result of exposure or consumption. Black water damage is highly unsanitary, and should only be dealt with by certified water remediation specialists. If you must handle black water, take extreme precautions.
More About the 411 Restoration Family
411 Restoration is a locally owned and operated restoration business servicing the Torrance, California, 90277 area. We specialize in 24-hour emergency water damage cleanup and mitigation services, smoke and fire restoration, and much more. Fully insured, IICRC certified and verified professionals on Angie’s List and Home Advisor.