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Different Types of Water Damage RI

Water damage can have some serious effects. It is important to get to work on fixing the water damage as soon as possible. By choosing RI Restoration, you’ll have your house back to normal in no time.

Water damage can easily turn into mold in no time and rot your home from the inside. Regardless of the damage, Rhode Island Restoration is more than capable of taking care of you and your home. RI Restoration is highly experienced in handling any sort of water damage on your home and will make sure to do it in a professional manner.

Types Of Water Damage

It is very important to know the different types of water that can damage your home.

Clean Water

clean water damage on ceiling


This is the easiest type of water damage to deal with. One example is, clean water is what comes from a roof leak when rain falls into your home. It is clean from microbes, diseases, or chemicals. The biggest issue in dealing with any water is the area where it lands in your home can turn into old damage quickly if not properly dried and cleaned professionally.

Gray Water

bathroom gray waterThis is where water damage starts to become very expensive and dangerous. This contaminated water comes from pipes in the shower, bath, or kitchen sink that can hold oil, soap, hair and skin particles. Particles may not sound like much but overtime it can build up and actually cause the water to become heavier and cause more damage.

blackwater damage is the most dangerous type of water damage

Black Water

This is the most dangerous water damage to have. Blackwater is commonly caused by sewage damage. It can include fecal matter, bacterial diseases, and chemicals that can harm you.

It is important to note that these types of water are not permanent. The longer you wait before restoring water damage in your home, the more time the water has to become a more dangerous type of water or even mold. Clean can turn to gray, gray can quickly turn to black. Meaning, an easy, safe and inexpensive fix can turn into a potentially dangerous and expensive claim. It’s always better to call a professional at Rhode Island Restoration than to risk your safety and money.

What Do You Do When You Have Water Damage?

First things first, locate the source of the water. If the water is coming from a household appliance then you can stop any further damage by shutting the water flow off. This will slow down the leaking and prevent further damage to your home.

As a property owner, there is not much you can do when it comes to cleaning water damage and mold up on your own, so give us a call! We will be out to your home or business in no time. We ensure quality service and are available 24/7. Our staff knows how to properly take care of incidents like this from our years of training and experience.

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