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Types of Water Damage That Can Affect Your Home or Business

Water Damage Restoration in West Palm Beach, FL

ITD Restoration, with locations in West Palm Beach and Deerfield Beach, FL, has experts used to working with homes and businesses that have experienced water damage of all kinds in these and their surrounding areas. With 24/7 availability, our teams are here to help restore your property after experiencing water damage. While all water damage should be treated as an emergency, there are different kinds of water your property may be exposed to…

Clean Water

Clean water, also known as Category 1 water, is water that does not pose an immediate health risk. These floods, however, can still lead to serious water damage and should be immediately treated by professionals like those at ITD Restoration. You may experience these types of floods from appliances in the home producing fresh water, toilet holding tanks, or rainwater. While these waters don’t pose any immediate health risks to you, in as little as 48 hours these waters, if not properly handled, can turn into category 2 waters that do pose health risks. On top of the health risks, any extended exposure to water can cause your property to deteriorate and develop potentially dangerous molds.

Gray Water

Also known as Category 2 water, Gray Water is wastewater that contains contaminants that may be dangerous. Sometimes called sullage, this is water that is unsafe, but not contaminated with fecal matter. Examples of exposure to this water may come from bathtubs and showers, sinks, dishwashers, washing machines, and more. The contaminants in this water can induce illness if ingested, so as with all water damage, a company like ITD Restoration should be immediately present to clean the water and prevent further damage to your property.

Often, occurrences of gray water flooding happen after a natural event that may cause a broken pipe or plumbing to malfunction. This can cause water to reach your flooring, walls, and other materials like carpeting. Immediate treatment is key to minimizing the damage to your home or business. It would be best to employ the expertise of professionals like those at ITD Restoration immediately, as Category 2 water can develop into Category 3 water in 48 hours.

Black Water

The most dangerous contaminant you may experience during a flood is called black water or Category 3 water. This typically refers to water that is contaminated with human waste along with other toxins. This water may originate from broken sewage pipes, overflowing toilets, flooding that includes seawater, water from rivers or lakes, and some water that enters a property from a major weather event. These waters contain dangerous bacteria that can be immediate health risks that must be handled by an expert to assure bacteria doesn’t spread across the affected areas.

Contact ITD Restoration

ITD Restoration has locations in West Palm Beach and Deerfield Beach, FL, but we service many of the surrounding areas including Lake Worth, Jupiter, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and many more. No matter what water your home or business has been exposed to, contact ITD Restoration immediately so we can safely and completely remove whatever type of water your property has been exposed to!