Responding to an emergency service water damage is essential to minimize overall damage to a property’s structure, materials & contents.
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Classification of Water Damage
Category 1 Clean Water – Doesn’t pose substantial risk to humans
- Fresh water supply line
Category 2 Gray Water – contains some degree of contamination
- Sump pump failure
- Washing machine overflow
Category 3 Black Water – Always contains pathogenic agents
- Sewage or flood water
(Established proven Guidelines from the IICRC S500 Manual on Water Damage Restoration)
Damage as a Function of Time
- Minutes: Furniture stains, paper goods swell
- Hours: Furniture will delaminate and swell, legs begin to split, sour musty odor
- Days: Mildew appears with musty odor, wood trim swells, wood floors buckle, metal begins to rust, electronics corrode and begin to malfunction
- Weeks: Mildew roots into organic materials – Jute backing on carpet, wallpaper, paneling, and mold growth can become a serious problem.