24/7 Emergency Services
Water damage can occur at any time. That’s why our certified technicians at AFC Flood and Fire handle emergency flood response calls 24/7 and immediately fix your problems with the latest technology.
Water Damage Services
Water damage must be handled immediately by experts to prevent further property damage.
In fact, most home insurance policies contain a mitigation clause requiring insureds to protect their properties from further damage. Failure to mitigate the initial damages in a timely manner may lead to denial of coverage for any further damage that is caused by not paying proper attention to the initial damages.
This is why it is so important to hire a company right away!
You should choose a company that understands the best way to dry out structures and belongings by looking for the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certification.
At AFC Flood and Fire, we train all our water damage technicians in water extraction and structural drying.
We handle jobs of any size – from a toilet overflow to a whole house flood. Because our San Diego team has the right equipment and proper training, we are able to dry most structures within three days.
Types of Water Damage
There are three common types of water losses that homeowners may experience, usually referred to as category 1, 2 or 3.
Losses are by far the most common. You may also hear these referred to as “clean water losses.” They typically result from broken supply lines or tub or sink overflows. This type of water is not considered harmful to humans.
Losses are also known as “grey water” losses. These types of losses carry a high level of chemical, biological, or physical contaminants that need to be addressed so that areas affected by the water damage can be properly cleaned and decontaminated. Grey water losses commonly result from overflowing toilets, malfunctioning appliances, or water intrusion from leaky roofs.
Losses, or “black water,” require the most attention due to their serious and unsanitary nature. These types of losses come from contaminated water sources such as raw sewage, although untreated Category 2 losses may be elevated to Category 3.
Fire Damage Services
Smoke damage and soot from a fire, if not treated properly and right away, can continue to cause harm to your property long after the flames have been put out.
Once the fire department has put out the fire and the property has been deemed as safe, it is important to call an expert San Diego restoration company to mitigate the damages as soon as possible.
Property damages after a fire are not limited to the fire itself; your property is likely to also have suffered water damage from the extinguishing efforts and damage to pipes caused by the hot flames.
After assessing the damages, the team at AFC Flood will take measures to protect your home from further damage by covering and sealing holes in ceilings or walls, and then begin the clean-up process to remove soot, odors, and fire or water-damaged materials, working with your insurance company every step of the way.
Call us today at 1-833-DRY-IT-UP (1-833-379-4887) for a consultation or to learn more about our fire and water damage services.