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3 Types of Water

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

Once you’ve shut down the water source and electricity, you may be staring at puddles and wondering, “What now?” Now it’s time to assess and do water damage repair—and do it quickly! Wet materials start developing very serious problems like mold after around 24 hours. You don’t have time to wait.

Know the different types of water

Believe it or not, there are three types of water. The first type is “clean” water from rain, condensation, leaky pipes, and so on. It’s relatively harmless to clean it up yourself. The second type is gray water, slightly dirty water from dishwashers, washing machines, clean toilets, and so on. And it may have some contaminants. But you can clean it up yourself if you remove it carefully and with proper safety gear to protect yourself.

The third type is black water, such as sewage or serious flooding from nearby rivers, etc. This water contains waste, bacteria and other serious contaminants. Black water can cause very serious health problems, and you shouldn’t try to clean it up yourself. It’s time to contact the pros for home water damage repair

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