Classes of Water: How do they add up?
In water damage, there are a variety of factors that impact pricing, damage control, insurance, and other aspects. The classes of water can be broken up into four different categories.
This is when there is only a bit of water, absorption, and evaporation. It means that a portion of a room or area is impacted. It can also refer to a larger area where the wet materials have absorbed moisture minimally. Little or no wet carpet or cushion is present in Class 1 Waters.
This involves a large amount of water, absorption, and evaporation. We use this classification when the entire room with carpet and pad is affected. There is moisture in structural materials and substructure soil.
This type involves the greatest amount of water, absorption, and evaporation. Water in this class may have come from overhead. Ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, cushion, and sub-floor in virtually the entire area are saturated.
This kind relates to specialty drying situations, such as wet materials with low permanence or porosity. These types of losses may require longer drying times and specialty drying methods.
If you have water damage, whichever the class may be, call SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties today!