Responding to an emergency service water damage is essential to minimize overall damage to a property's structure, materials & contents. We specialize in providing emergency water extraction and removal. If you've experienced a flood or fire and need help with water damage repair in Charleston or Columbia, SC, call us today and we'll help you dry out.
Classification of Water Damage
Category 1 Clean Water - Doesn’t pose substantial risk to humans
Fresh water supply line
Category 2 Gray Water – contains some degree of contamination
Sump pump failure
Washing machine overflow
Category 3 Black Water – Always contains pathogenic agents
Sewage or flood water
(Established proven Guidelines from the IICRC S500 Manuel on Water Damage Restoration)
Damage as a Function of Time
Minutes: Furniture stains, paper goods swell
Hours: Furniture will delaminate and swell, legs begin to split, sour musty odor
Days: Mildew appears with musty odor, wood trim swells, wood floors buckle, metal begins to rust, electronics corrode and begin to malfunction
Weeks: Mildew roots into organic materials – Jute backing on carpet, wallpaper, paneling, and mold growth can become a serious problem.
Award Winning Service
Year after year, Catastrophe Services brings home the awards! We have been honored to accept the following:
2010 Contractor Connection Excellence in Achievement Award
2009 Contractor Connection Excellence in Achievement Award
2008 Contractor Connection Excellence in Achievement Award
2006 RCA-Remodelors Council Association
2005 RCA-Remodelors Council Association
2002 Healthy Home Award Winner
Catastrophe Services Inc. is now a licensed, Certified Lead Firm by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Family Business: CSI
It’s the kind of incident no one wants to think will happen to them, but is entirely possible – a fire, tornado, hurricane or flood damages your residence or business, leaving it in need of costly, time-consuming repairs. For 30 years, the McCutcheon family has provided happy endings to such negative scenarios with their Columbia-based business, Catastrophe Services, Inc. (CSI), which offers full-service restoration for damaged structures all over the state.
Thank you for all your help with our pipes "disaster" since July. It has been a rather trying experience for all of us but we would like to thank you for the professional way in which you, and CSI in general, handled the repairs for us.