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Is Storm Water Clean Water?

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

As a kid, I can personally remember playing in the water that would collect on my street after a major rain storm.  But little did I know that not all storm water is clean. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), who sets the standards for the cleaning industry and water damage restoration training, says that there are three levels or types of water damages. 

Category 1: Clean water

This water damage is from sanitary sources, such as an overflowing sink or tub, burst water pipes, failed supply lines to appliances, drinking fountains, or vertical falling rainwater.

Category 2: Grey water

This water is from sources that could make you uncomfortable or ill if ingested. Washing machine, dishwasher, or urine-tainted toilet overflows belong in this category.

Category 3: Black water

This is the worst classification of water and could cause severe illness if ingested. Sewer backups, flooded rivers, feces-tainted toilet overflows, or stagnant liquid that has bacterial growth are all

Once SERVPRO of Dover/ Middletown technicians arrive on the scene at a home or business, they quickly assess the situation using special water and moisture detection equipment and start the restoration process. 

After your home floods, you may think your home and its contents are a lost cause, but many of your furnishings and belongings can be restored. With professional restoration help, your flooded home can be cleaned up, dried out, rebuilt, and reoccupied sooner than you think!

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