Floods are frustrating and can be devastating. When there is a flood the water is like to become contaminated. There are three categories of contaminated water and each very different.
Category One: Clean Water Flood Damage
Water typically comes from a broken pipe or overflowing tub. I’m sure every parent has a child who has let the bathtub overflow. If so you have experience this type of water damage. This type of flooding is more of a pain in the but then a health hazard. If the water is left to stand it becomes a Category Two after 48 hours if not cleaned up quickly.
Category Two: Grey Water Flood Damage
Grey Water comes from bathtubs, showers, sinks, dishwashers, and washing machines. This type of flooding usually happens when an appliance leaks or a hose becomes kinked. Grey water hasn’t come into contact with animal or human waste but has other contaminants that can be hazardous, such as soap, bleach, grease, or food residue. Category Two water becomes Category Three water within about 48 hours due to bacteria and mold growth.
Category Three: Black Water Flood Damage
Category Three is the most hazardous type of floodwater and is called black water because its main source is sewage containing animal and human waste. It may contain dangerous chemicals, disease causing bacteria and debris. Exposure to category three water can cause illness and could even cause death. Floods from natural disasters can allow blackwater to invade your home, as can a sewage backup. It is extremely important that you never enter an area contaminated with blackwater or attempt to clean it yourself; leave it to the professionals.
Expert Flood and Water Damage Remediation
If you come across any one of these flood water categories on your property call PureOne Services and be assured our Water and Flood Remediation technicians are available to assist you in any way. Our experts work hard to guarantee the highest levels of quality cleaning and restoration and apply the proper solutions to prevent mold and mildew growth so you can be sure you and your loved ones are safe.