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Do You Know The Categories Of Water??

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

Learn 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.

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