Water Damage or Flooding of your home or business is the number one property loss in terms of total cost in America today. Here in the Plantation area a broken sump pump, frozen water pipes and backed up sewer lines are the most common causes of home and business flooding. Other such as broken water heaters, dishwashers and washing machines are the more common culprits. Whatever the situation you need a good understanding of the situation and preferably an immediate handling.
Types of Water and Water Damage
• Category One is clean water coming from a broken water pipe, hot water heaters, etc.
• Category Two water that is slightly contaminated, such as ground water from sump pump failure and used water such as bath or washing machine water. It is defined as mildly contaminated, containing elevated levels of bacteria but not high enough to pose an immediate health risk to humans or pets. Category One water, if left standing, can turn to category two within two days.
• Category Three water is highly contaminated water containing levels of bacteria and/or pathogens that could pose an immediate health risk to humans and pets. Category Two water, if left standing will turn to category three within two or three days if not properly removed. Category three typically comes from sewage or water backing up from sewer lines, and would include water from lakes, rivers and ejector pits.