Knowing What Category Your Water Loss Is

flooded apartmentThere are three different categories of water loss: Category 1, Category 2, and also Category 3.

Category 1 water loss is when the water has originated from a sanitary water source and does not have a substantial risk if this water is ingested. This water can come from a broken pipeline, sink or tub overflows, and snow or rainfall.

Category 2 water loss is when there are contaminants in your water and has the potential to cause sickness if it is consumed. Usually, this water will contain harmful levels of microorganisms, as well as organic and inorganic matters. This water could come from your washing machine, dishwasher, or even from toilet bowls.

Category 3 water loss is when the water has been severely contaminated and the water contains toxigenic or other harmful substances such as heavy metals, pesticides, organic matter, or other toxic substances. Most times this water will come from sewage, toilet backflows, flooding from seawater, or water from rivers or streams. Usually, this is the more complex water damage cleanup.


Using a dehumidifier will be your best friend in helping you with your water damage cleanup in your home. A dehumidifier will help control the level of humidity in your home. Thus, protecting your home and your family. With having high humidity in your home, you can have areas begin to smell, have poor air quality, and even have mold produce.

After you have had your water damage cleaned up in your home, you should always install a dehumidifier. This will help ensure that your home will not start growing mold and will help to ensure that you will have better air quality for you and your family to breathe. Mold will grow fast in humid areas and your basement is ideal for that. Even though the water has been cleaned up in your home, you still risk having humidity in your home from all the water that was involved. Your water damage disaster may be covered under insurance so before you tackle this task on your own contact a water damage restoration professional to help you lower the risk of more damage and costs.

Thermal Imaging

M.A. Restoration offers thermal imaging which can be a huge benefit when having a water issue in your home. Thermal imaging can be used to help find out where the source of the water is located at. Whether this could be from a pipe leaking or even from your roof leaking. When using thermal imaging, these high-resolution cameras can help provide thermal and digital images. Only the most up to date imaging software is used to help provide detail reports with helping your water damage cleanup in your Westborough home.

When water damage has struck your home, it can be a very stressful and emotional time. However, with the help of M.A. Restoration, they can get you back on your feet in no time. M.A Restoration will even walk you through every step of the way to help make sure you have been completely taken care of. They will make sure your family and your possessions are always first. Here is some great information to know to help you out with your water damage cleanup in your Westborough home.

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