Identifying Water Damage Types
Water Sanitary Categorization
Dalworth Restoration determines our water cleanup method based on the sanitary level of the water to be removed. Water is classified into three water damage categories: Sanitary Water, Unsanitary Water, and Grossly Unsanitary Water:
Category 1 Sanitary Water: Relatively clean water and poses no immediate health hazard or biochemical danger. This water comes from burst water heaters, leaking pipes and rain.
Category 2 Unsanitary Water: Water has contaminants that effects people’s health. Examples would be water from dishwasher overflows, kitchen sink overflows and used water from washing machines.
Category 3 Grossly Unsanitary Water: This type of poses a health hazard and contact with this water is harmful and can be deadly. Water from toilet overflows, raw sewage, some contaminated flood waters and seawater.