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When You Need Water Clean Up Know the Water Classes and Categories

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

flooded basement with papers and boxes and furniture floating around When you need water cleanup call the professionals at SERVPRO Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista 775-747-2800.

Have you suffered Water Damages?

Step 1, educate yourself about the Classes and Categories of Water Damages.

Classes of Water Damage

    • Class 1 damage involves part of a room that has absorbed little moisture. It’s the least level of damage.
    • Class 2 damage has affected an entire room and has absorbed into carpeting and walls.
    • Class 3 damage has absorbed up into the walls, saturated most of the area, and may have come through the ceiling. Class 3 damage is considered the worst.
    • Class 4 damage requires specialty drying due to damage done to materials such as hardwood, stone, and concrete.

Categories of Water Damage

    • Category 1 involves damage from a clean water source such as toilet tanks, broken pipes supplying clean water. Category 1 water damage can degrade into category 2 or 3 if it sits too long.
    • Category 2  involves damage from “grey water,” such as washing machine or dishwasher water containing detergents. It may also involve water containing urine from toilet overflows.
    • Category 3 involves completely unsanitary water that can easily cause illness, disease, or death. Category 3 water comes from sewage, river flooding, and standing water that has begun growing bacteria and other microbes.

We at SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista are experts at all water clean up.  Call us and we will get you back to normal, ASAP.  We are available 24/7 for all your fire and water damage emergencies, 775-747-2800.

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