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Water Preparedness Plan

Updated: Jan 8, 2021

There are 3 categories of water restoration technicians will categorize with the loss to determine the action allowed to get your house/building mitigated properly and safely.

  • Category 1: water that is deemed not hazardous to anything to be around typically a freshwater source or a water supply line. Almost all materials can be dried in place.

  • Category 2: water that has a slightly more increased chance of having harmful bacteria or disease within it that could potentially cause health issues. Materials have a chance of being cleaned, but it is recommended the removal of affected materials.

  • Category 3: water that is highly contaminated with bacteria or hazardous particles that can cause severe sickness if ingested. Recommended all affected materials are disposed of properly for everyone's health


If a water intrusion happens:

  • Turn off the main water supply line to the building, if it is a safe and viable option for everyone.

  • Call a Plumber as soon as possible to identify and fix the source of the water intrusion.

  • Contact Environment Control to stabilize the building and take the proper steps to dry out the structure in a safe and healthy manner.

  • Contact your insurance company to discuss your home insurance coverage

Be observant and ask questions, We are here to work for you.

  • Our main goal is to serve the needs of your building and health. We want to make sure you are feeling comfortable within your own home. Many people have never experienced this and it can be frustrating, feel free to have a voice and ask our technicians what is going on. Our goal is get you to the point you can relax and know everything will be taken care of professionally and promptly.

Always call a professional out to take a look at any water intrusion.

  • Wait for trained professionals to start the dry out process so there is no risk of exposing anyone to category 2 or 3 water before proper sanitation can be done to bring the area back to a safe environment.

  • Do not add air movement on wet materials you are unsure of. The use of air movement on contaminated water will spread harmful bacteria and hazardous particles.

  • Even though it may seem small and nothing to you, water will travel in ways a lot of people never think of. We have the knowledge, training, and equipment to give a clear idea of a situation. Calling Environment Control out to do a moisture check could be the difference between a simple water loss and a large mold claim.


Limit Damage before it even starts:

  • Keep anything valuable being stored in plastic totes. Water can not penetrate plastic no matter what category. Intact plastic totes can be cleaned, keeping items inside safe. Cardboard storage boxes offer no protection for your belongings from water

  • Visit all areas of your house daily, to catch any water issues from spreading.

  • Maintain maintenance on your property and be proactive of preparing your home for seasonal changes.


Environment control is always here to help with any type of water loss, giving our customers peace of mind. Call us anytime, Day or Night, because It’s About Lives.



115 N. Circle Dr. Colorado Springs, CO. 80909

Restoration: 719-882-1234 | Office: 719-719-574-2515 | Fax: 719-574-2504

www.restoration.ecsoco.com

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