Water damage is usually divided into one of three different categories. These categories refer to the sanitation and health concerns caused by water damage.
- Category 1 Water. This type of water damage involves a source which does not pose health hazards. For example, if you have an overflow from your sink, you are dealing with category 1 water. Water lines leading into devices is classified as category 1. This type of water damage is the easiest to deal with. While it is less hazardous than category 2 or 3 water, you should not put it off. Category 1 water can still lead to mold, which does pose a significant health hazard.
- Category 2 Water. This is water which does pose a health hazard. Usually it contains some kind of contaminant, which could be chemical or biological. Sometimes this type of water is called “grey water.” If your flood is from a clogged toilet bowl without solid waste, you have a category 2 situation. Water from washing machines or dishwashers also qualifies as category 2. This type of water can turn into category 3 water if it stagnates.
- Category 3 Water. Category 3 floods cause the most health problems, and are the most critical to get fixed as soon as possible. Category 3 water is called “black water.” If you have a flood from a backed up toilet with fecal matter, you have a black-water flood. Black water may also come into your home if sewage manages to make its way into your house. Sometimes floodwater from actual floods is classified as category 3 for this reason. It is urgent to get black water out of your home so that nobody gets sick.
We mitagate and repair damage from all types of water sources:
- Pipe Breaks
- Frozen Pipes
- Rain / Groundwater
- Drain Backups
- Drain Clogs
- Cesspool Backups
- Toilet Overflows
- Irrigation Pipe Breaks
- Sewer Backups
- Washing Machine Hose Malfunctions
Heating Pipe Breaks
Floods, Flooding and Flood Water
Dishwasher and Refrigerator Line Breaks
Sprinkler System Malfunction
Hot Water Tank Leaks
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