3 Categories of Water
You have suffered a water damage in your Tuscaloosa home. Knowing where the water is flowing from will help you with safety precautions. Each category is a reflection of how "difficult" the mitigation and restoration process will be, but will also be how your Water Mitigation Specialists will know how to treat your home.
IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration - 2015 defines 3 Categories.
Cat. 1- water originates from a sanitary source and does not pose substantial risk from dermal, ingestion or inhalation exposure.
Cat.2- significant contamination and has potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed. i.e Water coming from dishwasher or washing machine overflow
Cat. 3- DON'T TOUCH IT! Commonly referred to a "black water" this water is grossly contaminated and can contain pathogens or toxic agents. i.e. sewage backup or flooding from rivers
Read our "Do's and Don'ts of Water Damage" to learn how to handle a water damage before SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa arrives on scene!