At Expert Plumbing, Heating, Air and Electrical, one of the most common needs for our emergency plumbing services comes as a result of water damage. There are dozens of different ways water damage can be caused in your home, and it can lead to some of the most costly and time-consuming problems in the plumbing field.
With proper maintenance and upkeep, there’s a good chance you may never need to face any of the most serious water damage issues. It’s better to be safe than sorry, though, so here are a few basics on water damage – classifications, causes and potential resulting issues.
When a plumber deals with water damage, they classify it based on two important factors: The level of contamination in the water involved, and the type of damage and necessary cleanup that’s taken place. Damage and cleanup are broken down by numbered class:
Water type is classified by numbered categories:
Water damage has several potential causes in the home:
Especially in cases of Category 2 or Category 3 spills, water damage can cause a number of potential health issues if not properly addressed. These include:
Expert Plumbing, Heating, Air and Electrical is your go-to 24-hour plumbing source, and we’re here to assist you with any water damage or other plumbing needs. Our technicians are standing by at your convenience.