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Three Categories of Water Damage

Think all water damage is the same? Thing again. According to the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification), there are three different levels and classes of water damage.

Each level and clafficiation carries different levels of risk and must be cleaned differently.

Category 1 – Clean Water

Water damage from a category 1 classification is from clean and sanitary sources–water lines, faucets, toilet tanks, drinking fountains, etc. Although this water is clean, it does not come without risks. If it is not cleaned quickly, it can degrade into category 2–leading to health issues to the people inhabiting the structure.

Category 2 – Grey Water

Water damage from a category 2 classification is from sources that have a level of contaminants that may cause illness or discomfort if ingested. These sources include dishwashers, washington machines, toilet overflow with urine, but not feces, and other sources where water has been “used.”

Category 3 – Unsanitary

Water damage from a category 3 classification contains dangerously unsanitary contaminants. It could cause serious illness or even death if ingested. Category 3 water damage includes water from sewer backup, flooding from rivers or streams, toilet overflow with feces, and stagnant water that has become a habitat for bacterial growth.

Water Damage Restoration by Action Restoration

If you have experienced water damage at your home or business in the U.S. Gulf Coast region from a recent storm or a burst pipe, contact Action Restoration today! We will provide you with a comprehensive assessment of the damage that has been done to your property and an estimate of the cost and amount of time it will take to repair. We will assist you with your insurance claims to ensure that everything is filed correctly so that your repairs can begin as quickly as possible.

Contact us today by filling out a contact form or calling at 800-760-9081 today to get started!

Action Restoration provides water damage repair in TexasLouisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

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