Sewage Cleanup and Restoration
Restoration work is interesting and diverse. At times our teams are removing wet drywall from some water damage event, the next day we're sucking sewage out of a bathroom that's experienced a backup. Both of those jobs, of course, are treated differently.
For a sewage event our team members wear personal protective gear for the cleanup process because the potential bacteria is a health risk — this is also why it's important that professionals are called to address sewage messes in order to protect the property owner from potential exposure to dangerous bacteria.
Our SERVPRO teams are experienced and know how to clean a property quickly and effectively in order to minimize the impact to the property owner.
We do the job right the first time so you don't have to worry about your home.
Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (781) 337-0344
There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Quincy, Weymouth & Hingham 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.