Understanding the Types of Water that Lead to Water Damage
Water damage comes in many forms. It can occur quickly or slowly; it can be a quick fix or a significant, time-consuming property issue. When your property has water damage, SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando wants to help you!
Being educated about water damage types can help give you peace of mind and help you attack the issue efficiently. There are three general categories of types of water that lead to water damage.
1. Clean Water
This water is clean and comes from an uncontaminated source. If this occurs, know that it is not dangerous if consumed by pets or people. This type of water damage may occur if an incoming water line bursts, you have a bathroom flood due to an overflowing sink or tub, or have a small leak from an internal water pipe. SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando can help extract the water and dry surfaces for you. It's essential to have this done by an expert, as any remaining wet areas can bring on further issues such as mold, fungus, or rotting materials.
2. Grey Water
Grey Water comes from a source with some contaminants in it. If a leak or puddle of "Clean Water" is left for too long, it can turn into Grey Water. Other sources include sump pump failures, overflowing washing machines, and even some sewage pipes. This water type may cause people and animals to become sick if their exposure is high or consumed. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando at (407) 698-5155 to handle the water professionally. We have immediate response times and are available 24/7.
3. Black Water
Black Water is the most hazardous type of water damage that can occur. This water is too contaminated and likely comes from a natural disaster or sewage plumbing. This water may sometimes look clean but can contain microbes that can cause health effects. When it comes to home flooding emergencies, Black Water floods can be the most destructive. This is due to the water's unsanitary conditions, which cause bacteria, chemicals, and toxins to absorb into the porous items in your home. Carpets, upholstery, and drywall are often destroyed in this unsalvageable disaster.
Clean and Grey Water has the potential to turn to Black Water if left standing or unattended. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando at (407) 698-5155 to help remove water and disinfect your home immediately if this affects your home, and avoid exposing you and your household as it can cause illness. Our team of professionals can help in any circumstance needed!
As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We proudly serve Northwest Orlando, FL, and surrounding areas.