Water Loss Categories
Every water damage is different. From how the loss occurred to what is affected. That's why is extremely important to hire a good restoration company when you experience a water damage. One of the first things we do on any water loss is determine the category of the water.
There are three separate categories of water. Category 1 water comes from a clean source. This type of water has no risk if inhaled on ingested. Some examples of a Category 1 loss would be a broken water supply line or tub overflow.
Category 2 loss could cause potential sickness if consumed by humans. This water loss can contain unsafe levels of microorganisms. Some examples of category 2 water would be a washing machine or dishwasher leak.
The final and most dangerous category of water is 3. This would be water that contains sewage or any type of flooding. its very important to determine which category of water you are dealing with before you start mitigation work.