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How to Deal with Black Water Damage

Icon Restoration Services Inc
Publication date:
November 11, 2021
Article Summary: 

This article discusses how to deal with black water damage, also known as Category 3 flood water, which is the most severe type of flood water that contains harmful organic and chemical toxins. The article explains what Category 3 water damage is, its typical sources, how it spreads quickly, and the health risks associated with it. It recommends contacting a professional cleaning and restoration firm that is trained to handle Category 3 pollution and can clean and sterilize the entire house while adhering to rigorous OSHA and EPA requirements. The article also suggests checking with your insurance agent about coverage for water damage and finding a reputable repair company that can assist with insurance paperwork and the claims process. The article concludes by encouraging readers to contact a professional immediately if they have concerns regarding cleaning up after a flood.


black water damage, Category 3 flood water, sewage flood cleaning, severe floods, water damage, flood cleaning, organic toxins, chemical toxins, health risks, professional cleaning and restoration firm, OSHA, EPA, insurance coverage.

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Icon Restoration Services Inc
How to Deal with Black Water Damage
November 11, 2021
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