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Different types of water losses

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

Many homeowners experience water damage at some point in their lives. The type of water will determine how to proceed with mitigation. The most important step is to determine and stop the source. Stopping the source prevents additional materials from getting affected. There are 3 categories of water that can be present in your home:

  • Category 1- Clean water
  • Category 2-Gray water
  • Category 3-Black water

Category 1 is exactly how it sounds and materials can typically be saved. 

Category 2 may have some contaminants and certain materials may need to be removed and an anti microbial may be used to sanitize and help with odor.

Category 3 is typically sewage water or water that has came in contact with an unsanitary source. Materials affected with this type of water will need to be removed, and or sanitized.

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