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Classifications of Water

7/22/2022 (Permalink)

Toilet in commercial building Give SERVPRO of Sugar Land a call if you or anyone you know is dealing with a toilet overflow or a sewage backup!

Without warning, emergencies can strike.  A toilet overflow or a sewage backup is a possible issue in a home.  Immediate response is critical especially when water damage strikes.  SERVPRO of Sugar Land will come to your home and inspect the contaminated water to determine the classification and the necessary steps needed for the situation.  There are three different significant classifications of water which are the following:

Category 1: Clean Water

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: Gray Water

  • May contain bacteria and viruses, including washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.
  • It can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated.

Category 3: Black Water

  • It may contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

When it comes to toilet overflows or sewage backup, call a professional immediately.  Our team of professionals at SERVPRO of Sugar Land is available 24/7 to help you when disaster strikes. 

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