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HOW RESTORATION COMPANYS DEFINE CONTAMINATED WATER TYPES

CATEGORY 1: CLEAR WATER

This water is clear and usually comes from a water pipe or a leaky sink. You won’t find white water if your water damage is actually caused by a sewage spill.

CATEGORY 2: GREY WATER

This water is grey in color and may contain harmful bacteria that could make you sick. On the danger scale, it is rated as low to medium. Keep in mind that such an issue can also be caused by a city-wide issue, though this is uncommon.

CATEGORY 3: BLACK WATER

This water is black and quite often saturated with chemicals, microbes, and other harmful substances. Category 3 wastewater is usually what comes from a sewer backup and is considered very dangerous. There are toxic fumes that can cause severe respiratory issues including the poisoning of the blood and even nerve damage.

Do not enter rooms that have been contaminated by the sewage if possible. Always wear a protective mask with a respirator, boots, and rubber gloves when in eyesight of the contaminated area. Call sewage cleanup professionals like NJ Water and Mold right away!! so we can get started cleaning up as soon as possible!

With our efficient water damage repair and sewage cleanup process, you can be sure that your home will be completely restored, dry, clean and safe. So, if your home or commercial building is flooded due to a sewage leak, backup, or overflow, don’t hesitate to call us at (201)-370-9851!

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