Is All Water Damage the Same?
Water damage can compromise the structural integrity of your home or office if left unattended for more than 48 hours. The longer it sits the worse the conditions get in the living environment and building materials. A Category 1 loss turns into a Category 2, with prolonged mitigation. Category 2 can become Category 3, which means everything must be replaced.
Without proper extraction and cleaning equipment, you risk mold growth, which can result in high repair costs and more importantly, serious illness. That’s why it’s important to have an expert disaster restoration team respond to a water damaged property as soon as it occurs.
There are three different categories of water damage:
- Category 1 can include rain water or water from a broken sink supply line. This is clean water and does not pose a direct threat to your health.
- Category 2 is gray water, which contains a significant degree of chemical, biological and/or physical contamination. This water can come from a dishwasher drain or a broken aquarium and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if consumed or exposed to humans.
- Category 3 is black water, which contains pathogenic agents. Hazardous and unsanitary “black” water can arise from large quantities of sewage or other contaminated water sources entering the structure.
In situations where structural materials and contents have been heavily contaminated by gray or black water, restoration procedures are extensive and affected items are always replaced.
Having your water damaged property taken care of by a disaster restoration professional right away will help prevent further damage, expensive repair costs and unsafe living conditions.
Speak with a professional disaster restoration representative to Respond, Recover and Restore your water damaged property before the damage becomes worse.
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