Categories of Water
Understanding what type of water you are dealing with is critical.
Clean water is water from a broken pipe, or other water source: rainwater is also considered clean. Gray water is slightly contaminated water;clean water becomes gray water when it is left untreated. Black water is highly contaminated and filled with fungi, bacteria, and chemicals. Black water is usually caused by sewage damage, flooding or any type of natural disaster. Black water should ALWAYS be handled by a trained professional.
Make sure if you have a water damage to:
Shut off the water source if possible
Turn off the circuit breakers, to prevent electrical shock
Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions
Move any paintings, art, computers, documents, and other items of value to a safe place
Don't use your household vacuum cleaner since there is potential for electrical shock
If you have any questions, call SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo at 601-634-0909