Sewage Cleanup and Restoration
Similarly, to your drain pipes, the sewer line in your home can become clogged, causing backups which often lead to major water damage emergencies. Though clogs from non-flushable items are the most common cause of sewer backups, other causes such as tree roots or collapsed city lines can result in a devastating backup of highly contaminated water. Even if your home or business uses a septic system, backups can still occur, primarily from clogs, and have the same potentially costly effects.
When the sewer line backs up at your home or office, it's important to hire our professionals at SERVPRO Sunland/Tujunga who can make sure everything is handled safely.
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There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Sunland, Tujunga, Sylmar, San Fernando, Van Nuys North 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.