Water Loss Categories: Category 2
Water loss comes in many forms and depending on the type of water you're dealing with; it could affect your home in different ways. We've discussed Category 1 water and how it originates from a sanitary water source, such as a sink overflow situation. Should that water sit for two or three days, it could transition into a Category 2 water loss.
Category 2 water is often referred to as "greywater." While it is not grossly contaminated, there is enough contamination present to potentially make someone ill were the water ingested. These water sources include overflow from a washing machine or a dishwasher, toilet overflows containing some urine (but no feces), and even things like an overflowing aquarium or punctured waterbed. There are also microorganisms present in the water.
Once Category 2 water has been sitting for 48 hours or more, the bacteria multiply, and mold forms. This becomes Category 3 water, commonly referred to as "black water." This is extremely dangerous. Don't let it get to that point! Should you experience a Category 2 water loss, SERVPRO of Saline County and SERVPRO of Hot Springs are available 24/7 to start the mitigation progress and make your water loss "Like it never even happened." Call 501-776-2222.
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