What is Category 3 Water Damage?
When our certified professionals declare water damage to be Category 3, the water is grossly contaminated and is likely to cause severe illness or death if ingested. Black water typically contains untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, or microbes. Avoid contact with this categorization of water at all costs.
Category 3 damage is also known as “black water” damage. Some of the common causes of “black water” include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.
Category 3 water damage is the most destructive to the structure of your home or business. These types of damages can be hazardous to individuals who come in direct contact with their cause because the water typically contains pathogenic, fungal, and viral contamination.