Types of Loss

Types of Loss

Wind, water, fire, odor, vandalism, oil spills, mold contamination, asbestos removal, structural damage, vehicle impacts are some types of residential loss.

Fire and water damage appear to be the most frequent types of property loss encountered in this region.

Fire Loss

A house fire is devastating. There is damage to your home and its contents from the fire itself and once the fire is out, you have to deal with secondary damage such as smoke and the water/chemicals firefighters use to put a fire out.

Smoke residues are usually very chemically active. They attack the surfaces they fall on or stick to. Chemicals from smoke residues can permanently stain or change surface finishes, the texture of fabrics and the performance of finishes and textures.

Wisnia Inc will initiate the clean-up process immediately. We will begin making your house and property secure by removing water and seriously damaged materials, drying the house and contents and removing smoke residue. We will sort through all contents affected by the fire or smoke loss and provide professional judgement as to what items can be cleaned and what items are recommended for replacement.

Water Loss

One of the more likely disasters that a homeowner is likely to encounter is water damage to their property. Water damage can occur even during periods of normal weather conditions. In fact, exterior sources are usually not the largest contributing factor.

Water damage can occur at any moment from several sources including: leaks from broken pipes, malfunctioning sump pumps, heavy rain, hot water heater burst, washer overflows, sewer backups and more. Locating and repairing the source of the leak is usually the first step in the process of cleaning up after a water damage disaster.

Property damage from flooding can create health and safety issues for you and your property. The most important step is the safety of you and your families. There are three types of water damage classifications: category 1, 2 and 3, with category 3 considered the most harmful water, generally containing pathogenic agents from a sewer backup.

The most common problem from standing water is the potential for mold growth. It can take as little as 48-72 hours for mold spores to grow on the surfaces within your property. Wisnia Inc will use moisture meters and thermal imaging devices to pinpoint the origin of the water leak and determine the extent of the water damage.

Wisnia Inc has knowledgeable and industry trained staff that are available 24/7/365 for any emergency water disaster clean-up. It is extremely important to initiate the clean-up process immediately and begin to dry contents and the structure. Industry specific drying equipment combined with certified technicians ensure that the work will be completed properly and quickly.