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Do you know the different types of water damage that can affect your home?

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

When your home or business faces a water loss it can be rough. When estimating the damages, the category of the water is extremely important. Dirty, polluted water can lead to an increase in damages and often requires more work to restore and clean than if the damage was done by relatively clean water.

The first type of water damage is the one that occurs the most, as it comes from a clean or sanitary source. For example, leaky water pipes, faucets, and fountains. This type doesn't bring about as many variables when it comes to cleaning and restoring the damage done.

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 third and final water damage type comes from water sources that are deemed to be dangerously unsanitary/heavily contaminated. Water from these sources can cause serious illness and even lead to death if unknowingly ingested. Examples of water sources that can lead to this type are things like sewage backup, floodwater, rising waters from rivers or streams, and dirty toilet water. 

Knowing the differences between the types of water damage can aid you in the future. Knowing what to avoid and what is safe to work on clearing can keep you free from potential illness and allow you to properly react to any possible water emergency!

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