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The Different Categories of Water Damage

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water losses in a home or business can be rough, the amount of damage can rise significantly depending on the type water that caused the damage. Dirtier water can lead to more damages and require more restoration and cleaning than if the damage was caused by clean water. 

The first type of water damage that is most common is a water loss that comes from a clean or sanitary water source. Some examples of this would be things like water pipes, faucets, fountains. This type of water damage normally doesn't cause extra damage other than the initial water damage. 

The second type of water damage is a water loss that contains some contaminants inside of it. These contaminants can cause illness and discomfort if ingested. A few examples of water loss sources that would be classified under this type are things like dishwashers, toilet overflows with urine, and other "used" water sources. 

The final type of water damage is a water loss that comes from sources that are deemed to have dangerously unsanitary contaminants. These water sources can cause serious illness and even possibly death if ingested. Water damage sources that provide this category of damage are things like sewage backup, flood water from rivers or streams, toilet overflow with feces in it. 

These types of water damage and their differences are important to know for all home and business owners. This knowledge will give you the ability to properly act if a water loss knocks on your door. 

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