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Understanding Water Damage: The Three Main Types of Water

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

There are many different stages of water damage which can be classified in three types of contaminated water. Our SERVPRO professionals are trained to help you determine and assess the severity of your water damage. 

  • “Clean Water” - This type of water is from a “clean” source, such as a broken water supply line. If left untreated, clean water can quickly progress to one of the other severe stages of water damage. Length of time left untreated, temperature and contact with contaminants all determine whether or not clean water becomes dangerous.  
  1. “Gray Water” - This type of water is contaminated and could cause illness and discomfort. Examples of gray water include washing machine overflow, toilet overflow with urine (but no feces) or dishwasher overflow. 
  2. “Black Water” - This type of water is extremely contaminated and may cause severe illness or even death. Some examples include flooding from rivers or streams, toilet overflow with feces or standing water that has developed bacterial growth. 

Each of these types of water are dangerous in their own way. From damaging your home, business and belongings to serious health risks, water damage cannot go untreated. As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Union County provides 24-hour residential and commercial services. As a locally owned and operated business, we’re dedicated to being faster to any size disaster, with the training, equipment, and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.

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