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Category 1 Water Damage in Your Oxford MS Home

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

An overflowing sink in Oxford MS could cause water damage An overflowing sink is a common Category 1 water loss.

It's tough to be inconvenienced by a water loss, but should you have to deal with one, it's very important to remember that time is not on your side. The longer a water issue affects your property, the more likely it is to turn into major damage, resulting in a lengthy restoration process.

A water loss resulting from a sanitary source of water, such as a sink or bathtub overflowing is considered a Category 1 water loss. Exposure or ingestion of this water does not pose a risk because the water is not contaminated. While this water will not make you sick, if it is not remedied quickly, it can cause damage to your laminate floors, as well as any plywood, particleboard furniture, and the like. Should your carpet come into contact with Category 1 water, it is likely to escape long-term damage as long as the water is extracted quickly.

Once Category 1 water sits for a couple of days, it runs the risk of becoming reclassified as "greywater" (Category 2), or even worse, "black water" (Category 3). These water categories come with a risk of contamination and illness. That's why it's always best to have your water loss assessed and remediated as soon as you notice it. Should you suffer a Category 1 water loss, give us a call at 662-281-1881. SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale is available 24/7 and ready to make it "Like it never even happened."

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