Category 3 Water Damage
There are three different levels of damage when it comes to water damage. Category 3 damage is by far the worst. Experts have a way to categorize the different levels of water damage that can occur from floodwater. Category 3 isn’t something you want to ignore or even be around. Here are some traits of this type of water:
- Is contaminated with toxic or pathogenic agents
- Occurs due to backup sewers
- Carries feces, pesticides, or heavy metals
Water from this category is often called black water because of the materials found in it. This situation may not be because of a flaw in your building. Blackwater can come in due to sewage problems from the main city line. There are also cases where a toilet overflow could cause category 3 concerns.
If you notice black water at any time in your office, make sure you evacuate immediately. Identify where the water is located and how much area is affected. You should contact emergency services and your insurance company as well. Don’t go near the water, and don’t try to clean it up yourself. Instead, get in touch with a reputable commercial water damage restoration specialist. A professional crew will extract all the water with high-powered wet vacuums. Once all the water is gone, the team will dry the floor, walls, ceiling, and any other items. A technician will then, sanitize the space to ensure mold doesn’t grow and that there is no presence of harmful materials.
Category 3 water is nothing to take lightly. Follow these guidelines and let a seasoned professional take control. If you experience a water damage at your property, call SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland at (662)846-1700.