Categories of Water – Part 2

Category 2 Water that does carry a significant degree of chemical, biological and/or physical contamination is said to be Category 2.  Aquarium leaks, waterbed leaks, toilet bowl overflows that contain urine, dishwasher and clothes water discharges, and water which enters the structure through hydrostatic pressure.  With Category 2 water losses, special steps and procedures are […]

Water Extraction – Part 2

Controlling microbial activity at a restoration site may require the use of chemical agents.  The EPA has defined three levels of biocidal activity:  Sanitizer:  a cleaning or disinfecting treatment designed to reduce the number of pathogenic microorganisms to a safe level.  This is the lowest level of biocidal activity. Disinfectant:  A solution designed to destroy […]

Understanding Antimicrobials & Biocides

You recently had a water loss in your home and you hired a restoration company to preform the structural drying process.  But do you fully understand the chemicals they may be using in your home?  In this blog, we’ll try to give you a quick overview of Antimicrobials and Biocides, so you can more informed […]