Most people will have to deal with water damage at some point. However, many people do not know the essential facts about water damage. The more you know about water damage, the easier it will be for you to deal with it.

Categories of Water Damage

There are different types of water damage. The kind of water damage will determine the variety of restoration services that are needed.

Category 1

Category 1 water damage is the most minor form of damage. The water comes from a clean source. It typically comes from drinking fountains, toilet tanks, and faucets. It may also come from pipes and other water appliances. It is important to note that if category 1 damage is not cleaned up, then it can quickly end up being category 2 or category 3.

Category 2

Category 2 water damage can come from an unsanitary source. It may have chemical matter, biological matter or microorganisms. It can potentially make you sick if you drink it or come in contact with it. This water can come from aquariums, washing machines, and dishwashers. It may also come from an overflowing toilet.

The microorganisms in the water can quickly multiply. If this occurs, then category 2 water damage can easily turn into category 3.

Category 3

Category 3 water damage is the highest level of contamination. It likely contains toxins and organisms that can cause disease. If you come in contact with the water or ingest it, then you may get seriously ill. The water may come from sewage backup, rivers, streams or stagnant liquid.

What Causes Water Damage?

Contrary to popular belief, the weather is not the top cause of water damage. Plumbing system failure is one of the top causes of water damage. It may come from material failure, which is caused by pipes that are poorly maintained or frozen pipes.

A clogged toilet or overflowing toilet may also cause water damage. Water heater failure is another thing that can cause water damage. The water heater may leak slowly or burst. A supply line failure may also cause water heater failure.

Additionally, plumbing drain system failure and washing machine failure can cause water damage. Sewer backups are the leading cause of plumbing system failure. Washing machine failure is often caused by supply hose failure.

Call Us if You Need Water Damage Restoration

If you are in need of water damage restoration, then you will need to call Doiggs Restoration. We offer restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our goal is to help you get your property back to normal as soon as possible. We understand that it can be frustrating to have to deal with water damage. We use high-quality equipment to dry out, clean and restore your property. We are certified in every area of restoration and insured.