3 Categories of Water Damage
When water damage has struck you Cary home, it’s important to know the different categories of water damages and the health implications of each. It’s also important to note that if any type of water damage is left untreated, it can cause very serious health problems.
Category 1 – Clean Water
Category 1, or clean water, is water damage that comes from a clean source – like a toilet tank. This category of water does not pose an immediate threat, because the water is clean, but if the damages are left untreated it will support mold growth.
Category 2 – Grey Water
Category 2, or grey water, is contaminated water damages from malfunctions in washing machines, dishwashers, or overflowing toilets containing only urine. This water can smell and can cause some discomfort upon exposure. If left untreated, grey water will support the growth of harmful molds and bacteria in your Cary home.
Category 3 – Black Water
Category 3, or black water, is highly contaminated water that is full of harmful bacteria and other microorganisms. When exposed to black water, it can cause severe discomfort and illnesses to the occupants. This water is a result of natural floods, sewage backups, toilet overflows that include feces and fresh standing water. Like all categories of water, if black water is left untreated, it will support extremely harmful mold growth.