Water Damage Restoration Service

Water Damage Restoration Service in St Cloud MNWhen unprecedented water damage hits, your initial response is very important as it helps to prevent further damage. Once the flood begins to recede the task of water damage restoration starts right away. Removal of water and restoration of properties like floors, walls, carpets and furniture are really a monumental undertaking.

Professional water damage restoration in Minnesota is necessary for an effective water damage repair effort. Only professionals have the knowledge, expertise and the tools necessary for a complete water damage restoration safely. Damaged materials may get damaged further due to increased vapor pressure and mold contamination, even after you may think you’ve addressed all the water damage restoration that was necessary. Your water damage restoration contractor should explain to you these secondary damages and the associated risks.

It is also very important to know what type of “water” you are dealing with and what safety precautions you need to take for a successful water damage restoration effort in Minnesota. Below is a list of the 3 categories of water damage and some useful knowledge of each.

Category 1 Water

That which is clean at the releasing source and does not pose a hazard if consumed by humans. Category 1 water may become progressively contaminated as it mixes with soils on or within floor coverings or building assemblies (walls, decking, subflooring). Time and temperature, which promote the growth and amplification of microorganisms in water can cause Category 1 water to degrade. Examples: burst water pipes, failed supply lines on appliances, vertically falling rainwater.

Category 2 Water

That which begins with some degree of contamination and could cause sickness or discomfort if consumed by humans. As with Category 1 water, time and temperature can cause Category 2 water to become progressively more contaminated. Examples: Ground Water, Sump Pump Failure.

Category 3 Water

That which is highly contaminated and could cause death or serious illness if consumed by humans. Examples: sewage, rising flood water from rivers and streams, ground surface water flowing horizontally into homes.

Contact SB Restoration if you are in need of professional water damage restoration, 24 hours a day.


“I want to express my gratitude to all of the employees at SB Restoration that helped me with the restoration of my basement.  You took the stress from my mind when it seemed like everything was in turmoil.  I am ecstatic over the finished results and cannot praise you enough.  THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! for all you do!!”

A Very Satisfied Customer,
Patricia C.