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Are you familiar with the three stages of water damage?

12/10/2021 (Permalink)

house with water damage As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Geauga County is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency.

There are three categories of water damage and in the unfortunate event that your home or business suffers from water damage it is best to identify the type of water you are dealing with.


Category 1 is the least severe and includes water damage such as broken pipes, broken water supply lines, or broken appliances such as a dishwasher overflowing.  Typically, these situations can be remedied easily, and the water involved in this is sewage and toxin-free.


This type of water damage involves water from appliances such as toilets or washing machines.  It is best to avoid coming in contact with this water; but it may or may not be harmful to humans.  It is important to disinfect your home or business completely if you encounter this type of water damage.


Black water is the most extreme type of damage as it includes sewage and flood water.  This is a serious matter and needs to be addressed quickly and efficiently to minimize secondary damage. 

Our team at SERVPRO of Geauga County are water damage specialists who get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-water-damage condition. Using advanced water removal and drying equipment and scientific drying principles to get your property dried quickly, we document the drying process to validate your home or business is ready. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

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