Think all water damage is the same? If you do – it is time to think again.
Ten percent of homes in the country have leaks
that waste at least 90 gallons of water a day.
Each level and classification carries different levels of risk and must be cleaned differently.
Category 1 – Clean Water
Damage from a category 1 classification comes from clean and sanitary source. Examples of this are:water lines, faucets, toilet tanks, drinking fountains, etc.. While this water is clean, it does not come without risks. If it is not cleaned quickly, it can degrade into category 2. Category 2 water can lead to health issues to the people living and working in the area.
Category 2 – Grey Water levels
Damage from a category 2 classification is from sources that have a level of contaminants that may cause illness if ingested. These sources include dishwashers, washing machines, toilet overflow with urine, but not feces, and other sources where water has been “used.”
Category 3 – Unsanitary
Damage from a category 3 classification contains dangerously unsanitary contaminants. It could cause serious illness or even death if ingested. Examples of category 3 water are: water from sewer backup, flooding from rivers or streams, toilet overflow with feces, and stagnant water that has become a habitat for bacterial growth.
If your home or business experiences a water loss, Thompson Building Associates / ResQ24 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For more information about Thompson Building Associates / ResQ24 and water damage clean up, extraction, drying, and other restoration services we provide, please call us at 614-863-9650.
Learn more about the health risks associated with flooding and water damage at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).