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Categories of Water

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage from bathroom

All water damages are not the same.  Depending on your source of water, it may be treated differently.

Category 1: "Clean Water"

Category 1 water is from a clean source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet. If not treated quickly, this water can turn into category 2 or 3, depending on length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants.

Category 2: "Gray Water"

Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness. Examples include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

Category 3: "Black Water"

Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided. Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

Trust SERVPRO of E. Jackson/SE Ingham Counties to understand your water damage, and treat it effectively.  Call us at 517-782-8533. 
We're here to help.

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