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Water Catetories

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage Categories

When it comes to water damage, there are three levels of categories to describe the water. IICRC water certified technicians learn the different degrees of contamination so that when they respond to a call, they know exactly what type of category they are dealing with and what to do. For the different categories, there are different procedures.

Category 1 – The best way to describe this is clean water. There are no substantial risks to contaminates.

Category 2 – The water has come in contact with other surfaces and has a potential cause illness to humans if they come in contact with the water or if they consume it.

Category 3 – This level is the worst, it means that it is highly contaminated with pathogens, toxins, or other harmful material.

There are many factors in how to decide what to categorize the water, this is why it is so important to work with a restoration company, such as ours, that is IICRC Certified.

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