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An unknown leak can wreak havoc

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Mold caused from a leak in the AC unit

Here at SERVPRO, we classify water into 3 different categories that are provided by the IICRC. 

  • Category 1-water is clean water; water that one could drink and be okay.  
  • Category 2-water that poses health risks; water that has become stagnant or water that comes from a washing machine or dishwasher.
  • Category 3-water that is grossly unsanitary; this can be flood water or sewage water.  

So, when you have a leak in your home or commercial business, it likely starts out as Category 1 water, if the leak goes on for a couple of days, it then becomes Category 2.  But, if the leak continues, it becomes Category 3.  

When the leak becomes Category 3, it provides the perfect breading grounds for mold.  Mold can be very dangerous to many people but its effects can be more harmful to infants and children, the elderly, and those with pre-existing health conditions.  

If you have a water leak that has lead to mold, call SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale.  We are always here to help.  

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