Water damage can already be a big hassle and headache for homeowners. However, it is very important to understand the different categories of water damage water damage that occurs in your home. What steps you take are crucial depending on what type of water damage has occurred in your home. Understanding the steps for cleaning and repairs based on the type of water that has affected your home.
Category 1 – “Clean Water”
This occurs when you have water damage being sourced from a kitchen sink, broken pipe, washing machine, or shower. This water is clean water and has no contaminants or bacteria. However, if left unattended, this water can attract lots of bacteria, and turn into mold. It is very important to have a professional crew attend to water damage if you suspect any water is behind your walls or floors.
Category 2 – “Grey Water”
This water contains harmful bacteria from a source of water that is not immediately clear or filtered. This can be water that passes through your walls, outdoor sitting water, sump pump failures, or dishwasher.
Category 3 – “Black Water”
Black water water damage categories is the most harmful and dangerous source of water for your health. It is heavily contaminated and full of bacteria that can be a risk to your health if not dealt with professionally. This will occur during sewage backups that contain feces, bacteria, or fungi. Any drywall, baseboard, flooring, and carpet that encounters black water must be removed from the property. In no instance should you only clean the area with protective gear or professional help?
5 Star Cleaning has been servicing Toronto and the GTA for all types of water damage categories. 5 Star Cleaning will arrive in under 45mins to immediately start the process of professional water damage restoration. 5 Star Cleaning 5 Star Cleaning works with all insurance companies in Canada. You can call us for a free quote at 416-315-7562
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