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Category 3 Water Damage in Your Clarksdale, MS Home

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

When your home experiences a water loss, it usually isn't something that can wait until later.  From the moment the water enters your home, the clock is ticking before the situation worsens.  There are three main categorizations of water loss -- we've previously discussed Category 1 and Category 2 water losses.  A Category 1 water loss originates from a sanitary source, like when a sink or bathtub overflows.  This type of water will not pose a substantial risk if it is accidentally ingested.  Category 2 water is also known as "greywater," which contains contaminants, such as an overflowed toilet that does not contain feces.  Accidental ingestion of this water could result in sickness.  The potential for bacteria and mold to breed and spread is significant with Category 2 water.  Once Category 2 water sits untreated for 48 hours, it could be reclassified as Category 3 water, or "black water."  Sewage backups, storm surges, ground surface water, and many other water sources are classified as Category 3.   This water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness if ingested.

It is imperative to have a Category 3 water loss remediated immediately.  Blackwater contaminates everything it touches, and if left to sit in a home, it will not only soak the contents of your home, but it can get into the drywall, flooring, and anywhere else it can reach.  This can cause health effects to the inhabitants.

SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale understands the seriousness of a Category 3 water loss.  We have several IICRC Certified Water Restoration Technicians on staff ready to make it "Like it never even happened."  We're available 24/7 to discuss your needs at 662-281-1881.

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