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Explain Cat 1,2 & 3 water damage in one paragraph each…(Contest)

Discussion in 'Water Damage Restoration' started by Rob Allen, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. Benji

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    What category would you call water from a water pipe under the slab that has pushed silt and soil into the house?
     
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    Thank you for explaining this for everyone on here. Finally someone that understands that is doesn't matter what it was from If contamination affected the source water. You need to post this everywhere so the uneducated know whats the real situations.
     
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    Cat two but could turn to three with time and interior conditions as stated above.
     
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    Your category of water is a technicality, the reason being that the insurance companies would like you to believe that the category comes from within the sudden burst, example being that if your water supply line to your kitchen sink breaks that is only a category 1. Meaning clear water and drinking would create a sudden discomfort to the human body and so on and so fourth. Now the reason we believe this is a technicality is as a water mitigation expert company Dry Pros will come to your home to find you have had a sudden burst in your toilet water supply line, which tells the insurance company clean water, however after your demolition of the vinyl and underlayment you have found there to a break within the wax ring or flange of the toilet causing cross-contamination between the supply line water and the water from the passive system on the toilet drain pipe switch a category 1 contamination to now a category 3 black water or sewage contamination with a high possibility of microbial growth within the subflooring and underneath. Now that we have determined the water at category 3 this meaning that the consumption of the water to the human body could involve possible death or deem your body to be hospitalized. Sorry for skipping over 2, but to be frankly honest as well our company has never determined a category of loss to be a 1, we have simply put it into perspective that the water has penetrated affected materials causing a category 2 which means in the water restoration industry if the water category 2 consumed by humans will cause illness and your body would be need of possible medical attention.

    Thank you all who have read our detailed information in regards to water categories and explanation.
     
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    Three categories of water damage are:: clean, grey and black.
    Clean:: Covers normal damages like pipe burst , roof leakage. Cleaning water from the house.
    Greay:: Cleaning contaminated water that has been left untreated for some period.
    Black:: The most hazardous type of flood damage. Damage from natural disaster or sewage damage. Contains the most toxic water.
     
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    Exactly right. CAT 1 to CAT 2 depending on what the water ran through. Also, in my experience we've had to deteriorate to CAT 2 alot because of duration of time water sat before we arrived.
     

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