Should you clean all water damages the same way?
The answer is NO!
You should handle every water damage with a swift careful act by calling SERVPRO! Even if you don't choose to go with us you have a free estimate and that much more knowledge on the subject!
Categories of Water Damage
When faced with water damage in your home or building, it is important to have an idea of the category of water damage. Depending on the source, the water in your home can be contaminated with waste materials, bacteria, dangerous microorganisms, and other harmful toxins that can cause illness or infection. By understanding the possible category of the damage, you can keep yourself and others safe from contaminated water. If you are not sure if the water on your property is contaminated, it is best to stay away from it as a precaution.
The following are the main categories of water damage:
- Category 1: Category 1 is clean water that does not contain any threatening contaminants. This water may come from overflowing sinks or appliance leaks.
- Category 2: Category 2, also known as gray water, is water contaminated with microorganisms that can cause illness if ingested. This water may come from toilets, sump pumps, or roof and foundation leaks.
- Category 3: Category 3, also known as black water, is highly contaminated with bacteria and other harmful toxins that can cause illness. It is best to avoid any contact with black water. This can include sewage water and flood water from outdoors.
It is important to your safety to know what category this water damage is and it's something the techs at SERVPRO of Flagler County can assess and tackle for you the day of!