Water Damage Restoration Information
Category 1 Water
Refers to a source of water that does not pose substantial threats to humans and classified as “Clean”, Examples are broken water supply lines, tub or sink overflows with no contaminants or appliance malfunctions that involve water supply lines.
Category 2 Water
Water that has a significant degree of chemical, biological and/or physical contamination is said to be category 2. Water sources that can result in category 2 damage include aquarium leaks, waterbed leaks, toilet bowl overflows (that contain urine), dishwasher or clothes discharges, and water that enters the structure from hydrostatic pressure. Category 2 water has the potential to cause sickness or discomfort and should not be allowed to dwell in a structure for an extended period of time.
Category 3 Water
When water intrusion results from a grossly unsanitary source or carries pathogenic (disease causing) agents, it is said to be Category 3. Examples of Category 3 water sources includes discharge from toilets that originate from beyond the toilet trap (from sewer or septic system), and intrusions from the surface of ground water into the structure (flood waters).
Water damage commonly occurs after a major storm, flood, or plumbing problem. No matter how the water arrives in your home, water damage is a concern – and time is ticking. A prompt cleanup and through drying must take place ASAP. If it doesn’t, the standing water will cause more extensive damage and provide an inviting environment for mold growth. Remember, when it comes to water damage restoration in DFW, we are Dallas/Ft. Worth’s water damage restoration experts dedicated to prompt water extraction and drying services. We provide emergency water restoration services throughout Dallas /Ft. Worth and surrounding areas.