All Categories of Water Damage Can Be Dangerous

The various categories of water damage can cause panic or fear for property owners, and that’s why DRiY by Ark Labs wants to eliminate the fear of water damage once and for all.

The has a great explanation of the various categories and what they can mean for a property owner.

Categories of Water Damage

“Assessing the severity of the damage is important for determining what is needed to start water damage repair and water removal. There are several different categories assigned to water damage. Category 1 refers to clean water, or water that does not pose a threat to humans. Possible causes of this type of damage include broken appliances or sink overflows. Category 2 water is also called gray water. This means that the water is contaminated and may cause sickness of ingested. This type of water contains microorganisms. Broken toilets, broken sump pumps, and seepage may cause category 2 water damage. Category 3 water is known as black water. This type of water is unsanitary, as it contains bacteria and other organisms that cause sickness. The possible sources of black water damage include sewage problems and contamination of standing water.”

Category 1 

While “clean water” does not threaten humans, it can threaten our belongings. When your sink overflows, water can ruin your floors, your carpets, your furniture, your box of souvenirs from your favorite trip, etc.

Category 2

“Gray water” can also damage  your property and your belongings, but most importantly, it can cause you and your family members to become ill if you ingest it. It’s also not a good idea for gray water to seep into any of the building since it is contaminated.

Category 3

“Black water” is the worst type of water damage, which is very evident. You would never want black damage in your building because of the terrible side effects that could result. Not only would your property be at risk, but your health would be as well.

After seeing a breakdown of the different types of water damage your property can experience, it’s best to prevent water damage at all possible costs, and that cost can be something as simple as the installation of a water monitoring device like DRiY.

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Stay DRiY!