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Water Categories

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

Water Category

When you have a water damage, you will probably hear SERVPRO of Natchez’s technicians, and insurance companies talking about the category of water. The kind of water in a water damage can affect the drying process. Below is a little info about each category of water:

Category 1

Category 1 is generally clean water, that comes from supply lines, or tub/ sink overflows, rain water or melting snow. Category 1 water doesn’t usually pose a risk from exposure.

Category 2

Category 2 is the next category and is significantly more contaminated that Category 1. Category 2 can cause sickness or discomfort if it comes in contact with human skin. Category 2 water is usually from overflowing washing machines, dishwashers, or any kinds of water that chemicals could have gotten into. Wit

Category 3

Category 3 is extremely contaminated water that generally comes from sewage, flood waters, or any kind of biological contaminates getting into water.   Extreme safety precautions are needed when working with Category 3 water damages.

It’s important to note that a unless water mitigation is started as quickly as possible it is possible for a Category 1 to go to a Category 3 very quickly. If you have any water damage it is important to call a mitigation specialist as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO of Natchez is always available to help, call us at 601.304.5554.

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