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Storms can Cause Heavy Rains Leading to Sewage Backups

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

Sewage Cleanup and Restoration after Storms

Sewer system backups are very dangerous because the water is unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses. Bacteria can cause serious illnesses and special equipment is needed to properly clean this contamination. It is necessary to have the proper training and equipment to handle this type of work.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today (972) 548-6044

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville will inspect the contaminated water and plan the appropriate action to safely restore you home or business.

Types of Contaminated Water:

Category 1: “Clean Water”

This water is from a clean source. It can either be a broken water line or faucet; it should not be left untreated. If the issue isn’t resolved the water can degrade to category 2 or 3 based on factors such as time, temperature and contact with contaminates.

  • Water from a broken water pipe, that is not attended to quickly
  • Can degrade into Category 2 or 3 water contamination

Category 2: “Gray Water”

Gray water has a significant amount of contamination that may cause illness or discomfort if ingested. Category 2 may include washing machine overflow, dishwashing machine overflow or urine from toilet overflow (no feces).

  • Can contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can degrade into Category 3

Category 3: “Black Water”

This water is unsanitary and can cause serious illness or death. Category 3 may include water from flooding rivers, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl (with feces) and from standing water that has microbial growth.

  • Can contain untreated sewage, strong chemicals & microbes
  • Water from sewer backup and flooding rivers

Emergency Service

Sewage backup is always considered an emergency and should be dealt with as soon as possible.  SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville is Licensed in the State of Texas as a mold remediation contractor.  We are trained and have the expertise to completely restore your home or business.

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