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5 Signs of Basement Water Damage

Due to the number of factors, basement water damage is very common. The source and amount of damage can also determine the category and class of damage. Water Damage Categories There are three categories of water damage. Category 1. The water comes from a sanitary source and is not dangerous. Category 2. This is greywater, meaning it is contaminated and dangerous. Category 3. This is blackwater, often containing biohazards and toxic materials. Water Damage Classes There are four classes of water damage that are based on the rate of evaporation. Class 1 is considered the slowest. Class 1. Affects a part of the room with minimal absorption. Class 2. Affects all of the carpeted room and soaks into the walls up to two feet. Class 3. Affects walls and ceilings. The sou...