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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

All Water Damages Are Not Created Equally

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

When you experience a flood, leak, or other water damage in your home, you want it cleaned up quickly. However, it's important to understand that there are different types of water damages depending on the source of the unwanted water. The type of water that you are dealing with will determine what plan of action is necessary to clean and restore your property. 

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

Category 1 water is from a clean source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet. If not treated quickly, this water can turn into category 2 or 3, depending on length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants.

Category 2: "Gray Water"

Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness. Examples include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

Category 3: "Black Water"

Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided. Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

When you call SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North, and of Anderson, our technicians are specially trained to identify the source and type of the unwanted water. They will respond quickly to restore your property and minimize the damage to your property. Creating a clean and safe environment for your family is our top priority.

Call us anytime day or night at 317-773-0422. Let us make your home "Like it never even happened."

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