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The 3 Water Categories

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

Water Categories This picture represents three examples of water categories.

In the water mitigation world, there are three categories of water. When dealing with these categories, we must be thorough. The first is category 1, clean water from a precise source. For example, a sink overflowing into the bathroom floor. If the floor is not contaminated with anything dirty and there are no pets. We would probably consider this a “1.” A category 2 would contain a significant amount of biological contaminates. If this water were consumed it could cause sickness or discomfort. This would be something like a dishwasher leak. While the water may not look super dirty to the eye, the chemicals in the water from the dishwashing machine could be harmful to humans and animals. The most harmful is a category 3. Category 3 is grossly contaminated and can contain pathogenic or toxigenic agents. More often than not, the water we deal with is a “1” or a “2.” Call SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties today if you have questions. (817)596-8714

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