When dealing with a water loss, it is important to know there is more in the water than just water! As stated in the previous blog, pathogens are carried in water, and the likelihood for microbial growth is greatly increased when coupled with the passage of time, and structural intrusion. In dealing with water damages, there are 3 categories: Category 1, 2 and 3. Water health and safety conditions change with the passing of time, and it is for this reason, the most important factor in mitigating a water loss is response time. When you notice a water leak, whether big or small, getting professional help quickly is key to preventing further damage, minimizing mitigation costs, and to prevent possible illness. As water passes through such things as carpet and building structures, it becomes contaminated. Therefore, even a Category 1, clean water damage, can become contaminated, Category 3 water, in just a matter of time. This type of contaminated water requires increased safety methods for mitigating, and the professionals at SERVPRO of Morton Grove/East Niles are highly trained in this area. For health reasons and to minimize loss, a quick response is imperative. SERVPRO of Morton Grove/East Niles can get to you faster when you call right away 847-983-4468!