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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

The 3 Categories of Water Damage

7/22/2022 (Permalink)

Clean water or Category 1

Water damage from broken pipes, overflowing sinks, or rainwater. Health risks are low if you respond to the situation within less than 48 hours; after that period, the water would get exposed to different contaminants, turning it into category 2.

On most occasions, overlooking water damage can cause major headaches if left unattended because it can escalate the situation.

Greywater or Category 2

Some familiar greywater sources are equipment discharges, chemical wastes such as solid, liquid, or gaseous waste material that can pose mild to severe contamination risks. Greywater can promote microbial growth, and the severity of the condition usually escalates with time; both direct and indirect exposure can affect your health and the property.

Blackwater or Category 3

This classification refers to sewers, seawater, or water containing grease, oil, or body fluids. When this occurs, most of the materials and belongings would need to be removed from the property, and after the remediation procedure, we will do a disinfecting process.

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