Category 1: Clean Water
In our Oct 2020 Blog, "Is All Water The Same," we describe the 3 Categories of water that define a water loss and dictate how we mitigate and clean-up this water. This blog article focuses on Category 1 Water.
Water Classes are determined by how much water is present and the type of material that is absorbing the water. In simplified terms, water classes are arranged by the difficulty and time needed to dry out an area.
Category 1 Water, aka Clean Water, is from a source that poses no substantial harm to people. Likely sources of Category 1 Water would be overflow of bath water, a leaky supply line from an Ice Maker, Washer or Dishwasher, and does not migrate into a contaminated area.
Clean-up typically consists of extraction of the water, evaporation with the use of air-movers and dehumidifier's to remove the moisture from the air.
Carpets and other wet items can usually be saved through the drying process.
If the water loss occurred 48 hours prior and has not yet been mitigated, cleaned-up and dried out, this water loss can now become a Category 2 Water Loss.
Stay tuned for the next Blog Post "Category 2: Gray Water."