Types of Water That May Affect your Long Beach/Oceanside Home
There are three types of water when it comes to flooding in your home:
- Category 1: "Clean Water" This type originates from a sanitary source and does not pose any substantial threat to humans
- Category 2: "Gray Water" This type refers to a source of water that contains a significant degree of Chemical, Biological or Physical contaminants. Examples would be, sump pump failures or water discharge from dishwashers or washing machines.
- Category 3: "Black Water" This type of water is grossly unsanitary. This water contains many harmful agents & bacteria's. This category includes water sources from sewage, seawater, rising water from rivers or streams, ground surface water or standing water.
Sometimes, Category 2 water that is not promptly removed from the structure may be re-classified as Category 3 water.
Luckily, here at SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside we are IICRC certified Water Damage Restoration technicians. If you have water damage in your home we would be happy to come & assess the category or water! Call us today 516-536-1801!