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What is Category 2 Water?

5/30/2022 (Permalink)

Carpet with Category 2 water

The technician said that the water damage is from Category 2 water- what does that mean?

Category 2 water can be classified as such straight from the source, or it can be a result of Category 1 water from a broken pipe that has come into contact with contaminated materials. Potential sources for greywater include:

  • Overflow from washing machines
  • Overflow from dishwasher
  • Water flushed from sink drains
  • Stagnant Category 1 water
  • Category 1 water that has come into contact with building materials

Still a little confused? Let's say you had a pipe burst on the second floor of your Charlotte, NC, home or business. The water on the second floor would be classed as Category 1. If water seeps through the floor and into the first floor, that water is then classified as Category 2.

An experienced water damage technician from SERVPRO of South Mecklenburg County can help you deal with all types of water damage.

To learn more about bacteria associated with flooding please review theCDC website.

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