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How Floodwater Becomes Category 2 Water

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Give SERVPRO a call if you experience flood damage in your home or business.

When your building floods as the result of a broken pipe or some other internal cause, the water often starts out clean. It is important to call water damage specialists in Peoria, AZ for water pipe repair quickly, because once water sits, it can easily change from Category 1 water to Category 2 water. Category 2 water is likely to cause discomfort if ingested, but it is generally not deadly. There are several ways to end up with Category 2 water in your commercial property.

Stagnant Sources

If clean water sits for a while, it may become Category 2 water. There are several places stagnant water might abound:

• Sink drains
• Toilet tank
• Washer
• Dishwasher

Any of these items can malfunction or become clogged, leading to an area flooded with Category 2 water.

Class 3 Loss

If you don’t realize you need water pipe repair until the water damage has already seeped to the floor below, the floodwater on the lower floor is likely to be Category 2 water, even if the water above is clean. To reach the lower level, water must pass through various building materials, which can include carpet, floorboards, walls and insulation. These materials contaminate the water, making it dirtier and less safe.

Standing Flood

Standing water, if left untouched for a while, is likely to become Category 2 water. If the office or warehouse floor is covered by several inches of water, it does not take long for mold and bacteria to begin to settle and multiply. This is why it is so important to contact a remediation company to resolve the problem in an efficient manner. The longer the water stands, the more contaminated it becomes.

If your commercial property is flooded, your best course of action is to fix the problem as soon as possible. Hire professionals to do water pipe repair, dry the area and disinfect it in a timely manner to remediate Category 2 water damage. Visit http://www.SERVPROpeoriawestglendale.com for more information on commercial water damage. 

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