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Identify the Severity of Water Damage in Your Cerritos Home

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

How Severe is the Water Damage in Your Cerritos Home?

When unexpected water is found flooding a room in your Cerritos home, many concerns and questions can arise rapidly. Depending on the characteristics and source of the water damage, there are different procedures put in place to effectively mitigate the damages. 

  • Category One

This is the easiest type of water damage to restore as it commonly comes from a broken water outlet such as a leaking faucet or bath tub. This water is safe to handle without a professional on site as there are no harmful elements in it. However, SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens has the equipment necessary to fully dry and eliminate remaining moisture beneath the surface.

  • Category Two

The second category is also commonly known as Greywater. Greywater examples can include bathtubs, dish and clothing washers and the like. Though it is not as harmful as Category Three Blackwater, it can be very harmful if ingested. When eliminating category two damage, our team uses special protective equipment and cleansers.

  • Category Three

Often referred to as Blackwater, this substance is classified as being contaminated with human waste and/or other harmful pathogens. The pathogens and characteristics of this substance require professional care and any materials that come into contact with it are required to be completely disposed of.

No matter the severity of a water damage site, the team at SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens takes extreme care in restoring your home! 

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