Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Damage from a sewage back up requires prompt attention because sewage is highly unsanitary and contains bacteria, parasites, and mold which can put your health and home or commercial property at risk. The highly trained professionals at SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle understand that when a sewage emergency happens, every minute counts. That’s why we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on holidays. Proper cleanup and sterilization is necessary in an event like this, and can only be found with certified professionals like those at SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle. To minimize damage, call us immediately, and learn more about sewage by reading below.

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There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle 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.