What Is Category 2 Damage?
This question is tricky, as category 2 water can potentially cause class 1, 2, 3 and 4 water damage.
In general, for this category of damage, a fast evaporation rate is present and an entire room and walls are affected. Water has wicked up walls less than 24 inches, and moisture remains in structural materials. Materials with medium to high porosity are soaked. Moisture is your enemy, and you have to be aware of mold growth, which is why it is crucial that you contact a cleanup company. Bear in mind that mold grows within 24 to 48 hours. Water pipe repair or fixing whatever caused the issue and ridding your building of water are your concerns with class 2 damage.
Class 3 damage has the fastest evaporation rate, with ceilings, walls and insulation being saturated. Class 4 damage refers to specialty drying situations, meaning that even materials with low porosity are affected.
Water pipe repair alone won’t solve the issue. A flooded building from a broken pipe or such requires the attention of a cleanup company no matter what type of water or class of damage is present.
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