Water damage professionals classify water into three categories, simply called 1, 2, and 3. They may refer to specific cases by the category of water that did the damage. It will ease your mind to understand as much as possible if ever faced with a water damage emergency. 

Category 1 water losses might come from a source of tap water or another sanitary source. They are colorless, odorless, and do not pose a great health risk. However, if left untreated, they can progress to the other categories. 

Sometimes, category 1 damage can be alleviated without expert assistance. However, you should not attempt to handle category 2 or 3 water. 

Category 2 losses are of “gray water.” This type of water carries microorganisms and is harmful to humans. It can cause sickness if ingested. It’s important to get this kind of water damage taken care of as it can cause infections. This may come from a dishwasher, toilet overflow or sump pump failure. 

Category 3 losses, the most dangerous, are of “black water”: seawater, water from rivers, sewage, and any other heavily contaminated water source. It may be very odorous and dark in color. Black water is even more dangerous to human health than gray water, so should be taken care of immediately. 

Extreme weather is a devastating cause of black water damage in Mesa AZ and it’s absolutely essential that water damage restoration experts are called to inspect and repair your home. 

Anything can happen when you least expect it. Whether it is rain or a burst pipe, we are here to make sure your life doesn’t have to come to a halt just to fix it. In Glendale, AZ, we are here for you every step of the way. Do not hesitate to call. We are always here with a 24/7 emergency response.