How dangerous is flood water?
It certainly can be, especially if it mixes with sewage and other contaminants. It’s another reason why you should always leave mitigation to the professionals. As we noted earlier in this piece, the IICRC defines flood water in three categories: 1, 2, and 3. Category 1 water is clean water as if it was right out of a faucet. Category 2 water is mostly clean, but likely contains some contaminants. And Category 3 water is highly contaminated water, often containing raw sewage. If you don’t have the necessary PPE to handle hazardous water, you risk becoming very ill. The professionals at SERVPRO of Kendall County know how to properly assess water conditions and proceed accordingly. The contaminant level of the water will also likely influence restoration efforts.