Categories of Water Damage - Youngstown, Ohio
When water damage occurs in Poland, Ohio, your local SERVPRO professionals are ready to handle the situation quickly and professionally.
In order to properly clean up and restore your home or business after water damage, we train our team of professionals to understand and utilize the industry standard of the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) s500 guidelines.
Identifying the category of water damage will ensure your home or business is cleaned and restored accordingly. The following are the 3 categories of water damage:
- Category 1: Water from a clean and sanitary source, such as faucets, toilet tanks, drinking fountains, etc. However, category 1 can quickly escalate to category 2.
- Category 2: Water having a level of contamination that may cause illness or discomfort if ingested. Sources may include dishwasher, washing machine, sump pump malfunctions, flush from sink drains, and toilet overflow.
- Category 3: Water being grossly unsanitary. It can cause severe illness or death if ingested. Sources include sewer and drain backup, river or stream overflow, and stagnant water that has bacterial growth.
If you experience water damage in your home or business, call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County for 24/7 emergency services (330) 536-7477.
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