When evaluating damage, we take into account the water type (ranging from 1 to 3) and contamination level. This helps us determine what can be salvaged and what needs to be discarded based on different water categories:
- Category 1: This involves damage caused by clean water sources like broken water lines, overflowing sinks, or fresh rainwater.
- Category 2: Here, water is moderately contaminated with substances. This may include backflows from dishwashers or washing machines, toilet overflows without feces, or residue from a broken aquarium.
- Category 3: Unfortunately, this involves exposure to harmful elements such as pathogens, toxins, or other hazardous agents. Common sources include sewage, waste line disruptions, or flooding from seawater, rivers, and streams.
The necessary steps include water removal, drying and dehumidification, as well as the application of antimicrobial products.