Burst pipes, overflowing septic systems and toilets, flooded basements, leaking water heaters, and roof leaks tend to be the most common causes of water damage. Flooding threats are also a result of derechos, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, storms, and blizzards. The impacts and costs of these events are exacerbated by lack of emergency/disaster planning and the speed of disaster response and recovery efforts. There is increased pressure on businesses to improve their resilience to potential damages with regular facility upkeep and well-written Mitigation Plans. Our team specializes in both commercial and residential water damage restoration.
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As a water damage recovery and restoration company, we move fast. For a business owner, having a water damage restoration company on-call is crucial in swiftly addressing the damage to reduce downtime and minimize costs.
According to a recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 85% of commercial buildings experience excess moisture and leaking. ATI can moisture map your facility to identify water hazards and repair any type of water damage, whether man-made or caused by natural disasters. By performing thorough water extraction, ATI helps to prevent mold growth and secondary water damage. We work with your insurance company to understand your policy and what is covered, eliminating any surprises.
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ATI is a turnkey restoration company that provides a holistic approach. This means you aren’t working with (and managing) multiple vendors and contractors to receive all necessary repair services. With over 30 years of experience, there isn’t a type of disaster we haven’t seen nor a type of facility we haven’t restored. An established partnership with us will help you recover from water/flood loss more quickly and cost-effectively due to our familiarity with your staff and knowledge of your building’s schematics and contents.
Water mitigation is a preventative measure. Our team evaluates your building for areas of water risk and helps you make any adjustments or repairs to your building. Water restoration is the process of repairing the damage caused by water being where it shouldn’t be in your building.
Water damage ranges from small leaks to complete flooding. A sewage backup could cause lots of trouble and push wastewater or blackwater back into your facility. A derecho can cause flooding that damages most of your property. To plan the type of water damage response depends on the classification of water. This is based on the amount of contaminants in the water.
Damage caused by water that is generally clean and is not harmful is considered as a category 1 of water damage. It is common to refer to this as clean water damage. The most common causes for a category 1 type of damage are faulty sprinkler systems and leaking water line faucets.
Category 2 includes water that has been contaminated and can cause harm if you try to mitigate the damage without the proper protective gear. This type of water is called gray water and can cause sickness due to the levels of microorganisms and biological matter.
The last category of water is life threatening; it is unsanitary, referred to as black water. It contains dangerous toxigenic agents and pathogens from standing water or raw sewage. If ingested, inhaled, or touched, this type of water can be deadly. Fast response from trained professionals is necessary. Without the proper PPE, exposure to this type of water through the mucous membranes or any cuts and punctures on the body can lead to death. This type of water is referred to as category 3.Time is of the essence when it comes to the flood restoration process. Standing water is the perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow. Also, bacteria and bacterial spores spread quickly, a category 1 can easily become a category 2 or even 3.
There are some signs of water damage to be aware of if your property didn’t experience visible water damage. Peeling paint and wallpaper, mold and mildew, condensation, musty smell, and damp/wet carpets, carpet pads, and rugs are all common signs.
Yes, ATI is fully equipped to service customers dealing with flood damage nationwide. With numerous offices and pre-loaded catastrophe (CAT) trailers strategically placed throughout the continental US, we are ready to assist you.