Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Sewage water is one of the most concerning of all contamination. In the event, you find yourself in this position it is wise to call a professional company like SERVPRO to come in to clean and sanitize. Technicians use specialized machines, cleaning tools, along with disinfectant. Sewage will always be considered horrendously uninviting due to what it may contain. Bodily waste alone which can cause pathogens. Odor from sewage is bacteria. Material objects like carpet are normally discarded to ensure the healthiest outcome. Keeping your home or business clean and free from harmful germs is the ultimate goal and purpose of why SERVPRO is in business to serve you.

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There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Oak Park / Ferndale will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

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Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.