Do You Know The Categories Of Water??
Categories of water define the sanitation of the water that has made its way into your North Oakland County home or business. There are 3 categories of water and they’re classified by the Institution of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC). You will often hear remediation specialists refer to the 3 categories as: Cat 1, Cat 2, and Cat 3 for short.
Category 1 - Is the cleanest of the 3 and does not cause serious threat to inhabitants. Here are some examples of sources for Cat 1 water: a broken water heater tank, an ice maker water line, and falling rainwater.
Category 2 - Contains considerable contamination and has the potential to cause health concerns if someone were to come in contact with or consume it. The following are examples of sources containing Cat 2 water: a fish tank, a washing machine overflowing, or an overflow from a toilet bowl on the room side of the trap with some urine present but no feces.
Category 3 - Is grossly contaminated and can cause rather hazardous health concerns to someone that may come in contact with or consume it. Examples of this would be: a sewage back up, or flood water.
If you have water damage in the Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills or Troy area, give us a call 248-439-1160. We are here to help.