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Commercial Damage in Dallas Caused by Flooding

5/25/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Damage in Dallas Caused by Flooding Flooding and Water Damage Illustration

Water Damage Falls Into Three Main Categories

In commercial buildings, Dallas flood damage can quickly escalate from minor to something that can affect several floors and offices if it is not addressed right away. The damage might be imperceptibly slow and small, like water spots which eventually can mar a surface, or it could be instantaneous and catastrophic, such as in the case of a flood. Water damage, however quickly it happens, is a major contributor to your property becoming damaged.


With any type of water damage, a fast response is the key. Most items and fixtures can be saved, depending on the loss category, and if it is addressed in the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours.


Water damage is generally classified into one of three categories, of which you can read about below:


Category 1 Water or Clean Water 


This is a source of water which doesn’t pose a big threat to humans. Examples of this are broken water supply lines, sink or tub overflows or appliances which have malfunctioned involving water supply lines.


Category 2 or Grey Water


This refers to a source of water which has a good amount of biological, chemical or physical contaminates and will cause sickness or discomfort when exposed to or even consumed. This kind of water carries nutrients of microorganisms and microorganisms. This commercial flood damage near Dallas can include toilet bowls with just urine, seepage from hydrostatic failure, sump pump failures, and water discharge from washing machines and dishwashers.


Category 3 Water or Grey Water


Category 3 water or grey water is grossly unsanitary water. It contains fungi and harmful bacteria, and unsanitary agents, which cause severe sickness or discomfort. Contaminated water sources which affect the environment indoors is are Category 3 losses. This contaminated water includes water sources from seawater, sewage, ground surface water, rising water from streams or rivers or standing water. Grey Water or Category 2 Water which is not removed promptly from your structure or has stayed stagnant for 48-72 hours could be reclassified as Category 3 Water. A backflow from a toilet which begins from beyond the toilet trap is thought of as black water contamination, no matter the color or the content of the water.


Various measures and removal methods need to be used depending upon the category of water that you have in your building. These quick actions and removal methods are especially why you need to speak with us at SERVPRO, as we have all of the special equipment, experience, and knowledge to know which category of water you are dealing with and how to best remove it and clean it.


Commercial flood damage in Dallas needs to be handled by the experts, so contact SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County by calling us at (972) 227-0800. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to take care of your emergency and get your structure back to proper working order as quickly as possible

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