Category One Water
When SERVPRO Professionals respond to a water emergency at your home or place of business, their goal is to locate the source of the water leak and determine if the type of water is a category one, two, or three. The water source and what caused the damage helps to identify the “category” of water.
Category One - Clear Water
Category one water is the cleanest, most non-toxic type of water and does not cause a threat to dermal, ingestion, or inhalation exposure. Category one damages are typically sourced directly from the tap. After over 30 years of experience, SERVPRO of Weakley, Gibson, Carroll Counties has seen category one water losses originated from sinks or tubs overflowing with clean water, broken water supply lines, falling rainwater, and faulty appliances associated with water-supply lines.
However, even category one flooding can flow through electrical systems or structural faults. Situations such as this cause safety concerns and repairs should be handled by a professional. After the water leaves its source, it can come into contact with harmful materials and different surfaces.
SERVPRO of Weakley, Gibson, Carroll Counties professionals are highly trained and certified to extract any water category. If left untreated, category one water can degrade into category two or three. Please do not hesitate to call our 24-hour emergency services!