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Clean Water Causes Category 1 Water Damage

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Category 3 or black water

Sewage can back up and fill your company’s basement. Rivers can overflow their banks and shut down your operation. Of all possible sources of water damage, that from clean water is the least catastrophic. When it is the culprit, Category 1 water damage is the result.

The Level of Contamination Determines the Category

The clean water supply line to your business is the water main. When it fails due to a broken pipe, the result is most often Category 1 damage. Of the three water damage categories, this is the simplest to remediate. There are, however, circumstances when fresh water causes more serious damage. Some examples of this are:

Freshwater may interact with chemicals stored in your business or used in the manufacturing process. These chemicals contaminate the water and can raise the level to Category 2 or grey water. In extreme cases, toxicity can raise the damage to

Category 3 or black water

Freshwater may mix with and spread sewage from an in-house sewage treatment system. Raw sewage will automatically change the designation to

Category 3, the black water level

Freshwater flooding, without the addition of chemicals or sewage, temporarily causes Category 1 damage. However, a delay in the cleanup may allow the water to spread and absorb toxic elements from your workplace. The water is no longer fresh and the diagnosis changes to Category 2 damage.

It Is Important To Remediate Water Damage Quickly

All forms of water damage have something in common. They set the stage for mold growth. It is important to remove this moisture as quickly as possible. Moisture removal will prevent mold from establishing a foothold. Out-of-control mold is one of the worst problems that a business can experience.
When a clean water or other of flood moves in on your Tice,FL, area business, help is close at hand. There are water damage remediation experts in the area who are ready to use their equipment and experience to get your business up and running again.

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