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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

3 Categories of Water Damage

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

Lift pump malfunction If your home experiences water damage, SERVPRO of Muskegon is Here to Help!

Flooding in your home can cause serious damage.  Identifying the water damage category is the first step to water damage restoration, as not all water damage is created the same.  SERVPRO of Muskegon customizes our restoration process based on this information for an effective and timely recovery.

Category 1 - Clean Water

Category 1 water damage comes from broken pipes, an overflowing sink, or rainwater.  Health risks with category 1 water damage is low, provided you respond to the situation in less than 48 hours.

Category 2 - Grey Water

Some common sources of grey water are toilets, equipment discharges, chemical wastes like detergent, laundry, and soap.  Category 2 water damage can pose mild to severe contamination risks.  Grey water can promote microbial growth and the severity of the condition usually escalates with time.  Direct and indirect exposure to grey water damage can affect your personal health and property.

Category 3 - Black Water

Waters from sewers or water containing grease, oil, urine, etc are the main examples of black water.  This water type hoards bacteria, viruses, and other toxic allergens, which makes it contagious.  This type of water damage requires fast action to mitigate serious health risks.

No matter what kind of water damage you are dealing with, you can trust in SERPVRO of Muskegon to take care of your home quickly and efficiently.  Call us today, (231) 733-7601

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