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Affected by Category 2 Water Damage

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

If your business has been flooded and exposed to category 2 water damage, due to a broken pipe or too much rain, it's best to hire a restoration professional to handle the water pipe repair and ensure that your property is safely restored. The approach taken to remedy the flooding should be tailored to those specific details, including the environment, the severity of water damage, and the needs of the business owners in Jackson Township, OH. Before proceeding with any water pipe repair, you should understand what's at risk when dealing with category 2 water damage.

Three Categories of Water

• Category 1: water from sanitary sources, generally safe for ingestion
• Category 2: contaminated water with potentially unsafe levels of contaminants, both organic and inorganic
• Category 3: obviously contaminated water with pesticides, silt, organic matter, heavy metals, and toxic organic substances

Four Classifications of Water Damage

• Class 1: limited levels of water and absorption; affecting a small area of a single room
• Class 2: large amounts of water and absorption; affecting an entire room, including carpeting and pad, walls, and structural components
• Class 3: the largest amount of water and absorption; affecting ceilings, insulation, carpeting, subflooring, and resulting in structural saturation
• Class 4: specialty materials affected by water, such as hardwood, brick, concrete, and stone

An Example of Water Damage Categories

Category 2 water damage could be water that was originally clean but has sat long enough to absorb chemicals from the carpeting. The severity of damage could be bumped into a higher category if water has traveled through building materials. For example, a broken pipe on the second floor could cause category 1 water damage on the second floor. As the water travels to the floor below, it may pick up contaminants as it travels to the first floor, resulting in category 2 water damage on that floor. When you need water pipe repair in Jackson Township, OH restoration professionals can help you determine the extent of risk and damage. Visit http://www.SERVPROnorthweststarkcounty.com for more information on commercial water damage. 

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