Categories of Commercial Water Damage

Commercial Water Damage

Dealing with water damage can be a huge inconvenience for many commercial property owners. Depending on the severity of the aftermath, it can cost lots of time and money to get their work productivity back on track. However, business owners can make the recovery easier if they are familiar with the type of water damage they are facing and respond accordingly.

By understanding these three categories of commercial water damage, you’ll be able to assess your situation more clearly and use the necessary steps to mitigate the problem:

Category 1: Clean Water

Category 1 is the cleanest water damage you can encounter. It involves fresh water and is typically caused by an overflowing bathtub or sink, burst water pipe, or failed water supply line. Clean water damage is the easiest type to remedy, so it’s important to treat the affected area before it becomes worst. Allowing clean water to stagnate for 72 hours can turn it into Category 2 damage.

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Category 2: Gray Water

Gray water contains contaminants that have the potential to make you ill and cause discomfort, so it should not be consumed. The most common cause of Category 2 water is a dishwasher overflow. However, you shouldn’t take this issue lightly. If you fail to address gray water damage, it will escalate to Category 3.

Category 3: Black Water

Among the three categories of commercial water damage, Category 3 (a.k.a. black water) is the most hazardous. Category 3 water carries a host of harmful contaminants and often is caused by natural storms, sewage backups, or toilet overflows with solid matter.

Depend on Dreyer's to Handle Your Commercial Water Damages

Whether your water-related disaster was caused by a leaking appliance or a sewage overflow, it’s always in your best interest to contact Dreyer’s DKI online or give us a call at 352-403-0085. Our company is your dependable cleaning and restoration expert in Gainesville, Ocala, and Lake City, Florida. We’ve been offering excellent water damage restoration services since 1979 and our emergency crews are available 24/7.