That’s right. You want your home to be clean and dry, but once in a while, it happens… a pipe breaks, a basement floods, or a roof doesn’t do its job and the water comes right in.
While a small amount of water can be cleaned up easily, large amounts require a professional service. And the “categories” of water damage should be considered, no matter how much water is involved.
Category 1: Normal, “clean” water from a clean source like a leaky pipe, a sink, etc. This type of water is not considered dangerous, but if left unattended, it can quickly become harmful.
Category 2: This is “grey” water and may contain contaminants and bacteria that could be harmful to your health. At this point, it’s best to call a professional water damage company.
Category 3: This is “black” water and always considered dangerous to health of occupants. Do not attempt to clean this type of water, which consists of contaminants from sewage, toilet back-ups and flood waters. Always call a pro!
While it may be tempting to grab the wet-dry vacuum and clean up water on your own, consider the risks to your health and to your family. It doesn’t take long at all for a small amount of water to become a big problem, such as mold.
Be smart — call a water damage pro!