Slide Call A Pro After A Category 3 (Blackwater) Loss. BLACKWATER CLEANUP When a water loss occurs, the first thing you want to do is try and get everything out of there and cleaned up, but threats lurk nearby. Category 1 water damage doesn’t pose a threat, it’s sanitary and can be consumed by humans or animals, but it can become contaminated if it’s in contact with other surfaces. Category 2 water is from dishwashers or washing machines or sources similar and can pose a risk. REGULAR HOUSEHOLD PROCEDURES WON'T WORK The regular cleanup procedures for a spill don’t apply here. A lot of sanitization and thorough cleaning is required for black water that seeps into porous materials around the place.

The longer it’s allowed to remain, the worse it can get. Even after drying the contaminants can remain unless properly disinfected.
sources of blackwater The source of blackwater can be from sewage, water contacting a contaminated area, and even just dirt accumulated in a water loss affected area. Blackwater contains the most harmful and infectious diseases and contaminates.
CATEGORY 3 [BLACKWATER] Category 3 also known as black water is worse than raw sewage and it poses severe health risks

IT CAN POSE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS Gastrointeintistal infections
skin rashes
Infection Hepatitis
Respiratory symptoms
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