Water Category Changes
Our first step in an inspection is to determine what category the water is. The category of water at a job site is important information to properly mitigate any damage. There are 3 categories for any water damage.
Category 1 - Includes a sanitary water source that does not pose substantial risk. Depending on the length of time and temperature, category 1 can deteriorate to category 2 or category 3. Supply lines, rainwater, toilet tanks are some common examples of category 1.
Category 2 - Contains significant contamination and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness. category 2 also can turn into category 3 depending on the temperature and how long it has been left untreated.
Category 3 - Grossly contaminated and can contain pathogenic toxigenic, or other harmful agents and can cause significant adverse reactions to humans if contacted or consumed. Any porous material is subject to needing to be disposed of.