There are three important categories to help restoration contractors and insurance adjusters to determine the job area and the procedures that will be needed to unprotected to safe and effective flood or water restoration of structures and contents. Water damage restoration is divided into three basic categories for a typical water damage project.
category 1– clean water.
Examples of clean water supplies may include:broken pipes,tub overflows,sink overflows, many appliance malfunctions, falling rainwater, broken toilet tanks and already toilet bowls in some situations.
category 2–gray water.
Gray or unsanitary water contains some degree of contamination. Some examples of “gray” polluted water may include:overflow from a dishwater, washing machine or a toilet bowl, broken aquarium, and maybe a punctured water bed. Gray water in flooded structures is considerably aggravated by time and temperature.
category 3–black water.
Heavily and grossly unsanitary, “black” water arise from large quantities of sewage entering a structure. This category also includes all forms of ground surface water rising from rivers or flows in addition as sea water. This will also include all forms of sewage overflow or damage. In situations where structural elements and/or contents have been heavily polluted with such materials as pesticides, heavy metals or toxic organic substances, the water damage is known to be “black” water.
If you are unfortunate enough to encounter any of the damages listed. The proper protocol is to start the drying course of action, clean up and antibacterial sanitizing as soon as possible. consequently, much of the structure and sub-structure can be saved from any further damage.