Sewage Cleanup and Restoration
Cleaning your home or business after sewage damage is critical to make sure that your and your family or employees can get back to their normal lives as safely and quickly as possible. Sewage backups are considered emergencies because the water is contaminated with harmful bacteria and viruses. There are three different categories of water contamination
Category 1: Clean Water
This water is the cleanest type out of the three. It comes from a sanitary source, such as broken water supply lines or rain water, and does not pose much of a threat to people.
Category 2: Gray Water
Grey water contains biological, chemical, and physical contaminates which can cause serious illness. This category of water is found in toilets, water discharge from washing machines or dishwashers, and other similar places.
Category 3: Black Water
Black water is grossly unsanitary. This type of water is soiled with dangerous bacteria and fungi that can cause severe illness and discomfort. Category 3 water is common with floodwaters from rivers and creeks, raw sewage, and other severely contaminated water sources.
Calling SERVPRO® of Hurst-Euless-Bedford is an important step to take when dealing with water damage. Our technicians are trained and certified will the newest technology and equipment to clean your home or business and make it “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO® of Hurst-Euless-Bedford’s 24-Hour Emergency Disaster Response Team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at 817.595.0004.
Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (817) 595-0004
There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Hurst-Euless-Bedford 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
24 Emergency Service
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.