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Did you know there are 3 Categories of Water Damages?

1/28/2022 (Permalink)

There are 3 categories of water damage:

Category 1—Clean Water

Category 1 water damage is water damage from broken pipes, overflowing sink, or rainwater. Risks associated with category 1 water damage is low, provided, you respond to the situation in less than 48 hours.

Category 1 water damage if left untreated for more than 48 hours gets exposed to different contaminants which can turn it into category 2 water damage.

Category 2--Greywater

Some common sources of greywater are equipment discharges, chemical wastes like detergent, laundry, and soap. Category 2 water damage 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 to greywater damage can affect your property.

Category 3--Blackwater

Waters from sewers or water containing grease, oil, urine, etc. are ideal examples of black water. Presumably, this water type contains certain contaminants which can cause health effects.

It is mandatory to exercise special caution when dealing with black water.

If you have any questions regarding water damage. Call SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova at 916.251.7963.

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