ATI Restoration has more than three decades of experience helping residential property owners recover from water damage. As the nation’s largest family-operated disaster recovery firm, we have the tools, technology, and technicians necessary to return your property to its best-ever condition as quickly as possible.
The technicians at ATI Restoration have undergone OSHA’s HAZWOPER training, ensuring we are prepared to handle even the most toxic water intrusion. We are ready, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to come to your home, make a full assessment of the damage, and craft a customized plan to swiftly restore your property to its safest, cleanest, and most attractive state.
When water damage strikes, call ATI Restoration for immediate assistance. With our 24-Hour Emergency Response, we are ready to dispatch a team of IICRC-certified water damage restoration experts to your residence without delay.
Our water damage recovery team will connect with you within 24 hours.
The classification system for water damage, as established by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC), has three distinct categories based on the water’s origin and cleanliness level. These are:
Category 1 water damage refers to the least harmful form of water damage. This category involves clean water from sources such as broken water supply lines, tub or sink overflows with no contaminants, or appliance malfunctions involving water supply lines. Although this type of water doesn’t pose a substantial threat to human health, it can do exceptional damage to a home and its contents without prompt treatment.
Category 2 water damage, also known as gray water, involves water with a significant degree of chemical or physical contaminants such as dish soap or laundry detergent. These elements can cause discomfort or illness following exposure or consumption. Sources of gray water include dishwasher or washing machine overflows, flush from sink drains, or water from a sump pump failure. Professional intervention is necessary to prevent the situation from escalating into a more serious threat.
Category 3 water damage, known as black water, is the most severe type. This category involves water contaminated with human waste and potentially toxic organic matter from sources such as sewage, seawater, rising water from rivers or streams, and ground surface water. Category 3 water contains harmful pathogens, toxins, and other dangerous materials, leading to severe health effects if not handled correctly.
At ATI Restoration, our HAZWOPER-trained water damage restoration professionals have the tools, resources, and training necessary to handle and mitigate all categories of water damage, including highly toxic black water. We follow stringent guidelines to ensure the safety of our customers and their properties and work to ensure all water and traces of its damage are eliminated.
Depending on the source and extent of water damage, the restoration process can vary significantly. Our highly trained and experienced technicians will carefully assess your property to craft a plan that addresses your specific needs.
Each project has unique components. However, the water damage restoration process typically includes:
A thorough inspection of your property allows our HAZWOPER-trained technicians to understand the extent and type of water damage, enabling us to develop the most effective plan of action.
Standing water must be eliminated before restoration can begin. Our team uses powerful pumps and vacuum units which can rapidly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property, helping to prevent further damage to the structure and contents. Thorough water extraction also helps to inhibit mold growth.
Following water extraction, your walls and floors might appear dry. However, a closer inspection will likely reveal they are still saturated. We use specialized equipment to remove water vapor and moisture that's harder to access. Proper drying and dehumidification help prevent the walls and floors from swelling, warping, or breaking down. It also, like water removal, helps to discourage mold growth.
Water damage can affect your furniture, clothing, and other personal items. At ATI Restoration, we clean, sanitize, and disinfect all restorable items. Our professionals use a range of techniques to clean your belongings, and they're also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
The final step involves restoring your home to its pre-damage condition. This could involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or major restorations, such as reconstructing damaged areas of your home. Our crews are composed of licensed and insured tradespeople from industries including plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, and more. We are committed to dispatching the right individuals for every task to help ensure the smoothest and swiftest recovery of your property.
Choosing ATI Restoration means choosing the nation’s largest family-operated disaster recovery. With more than three decades of service, we have become known for our:
We provide 24-Hour Emergency Response services, ensuring our team arrives at your property with all necessary equipment in the shortest amount of time possible. With over 60 locations nationwide, we can have a team of water damage professionals to most locations within a day.
Our technicians are licensed, bonded, insured, and certified, both in their respective trades and through organizations including the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration. Our crews are composed of experienced professionals, ready to do everything possible to get you back into your home.
Our reconstruction specialists come from various fields, enabling us to handle complex tasks without subcontracting jobs. In addition, our handling of the permitting process and insurance paperwork allows us to streamline the reconstruction process and complete most jobs faster than other restoration companies.
One of the core values at ATI Restoration is to strive for excellence in everything we do. Our commitment to quality workmanship ensures that our customers can quickly return to their routine with the highest level of satisfaction.
ATI Restoration is committed to providing the highest quality water damage restoration services, along with the most accessible, friendly, and helpful customer support. Our technicians are backed by a customer service team that will remain available to you throughout your project, keeping you informed and involved every step of the way to ensure your complete satisfaction.
If you are dealing with a water damaged home, condo, townhouse, or other residential property, contact ATI Restoration for immediate assistance. With our 24-Hour Emergency Response, we can dispatch a crew to your location right away to develop a plan for reclaiming your home and your peace of mind.
ATI Restoration offers a comprehensive range of water damage services to ensure your home is restored to its former state as efficiently and thoroughly as possible.
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.