Sewage Cleanup and Restoration
Sewage damage to your property should not be taken lightly. Furniture, flooring, walls, carpets, cabinets, personal belongings/inventory, and even the structure of the property can be damaged. That’s only the tip of the iceberg though because these issues can lead to the growth of dangerous toxic mold due to the moist and humid conditions. It is imperative that the problem is found and fixed right away. Don’t delay and let sewage damage become a bigger, more expensive problem by trying to clean the mess up yourself.
You need to call SERVPRO of Streamwood, Bartlett, West Chicago &Warrenville when you have leaks, soggy cabinets, broken pipes, drenched carpets, garbage disposal leaks, or any kind of standing water. Our team is certified to properly and safely remove any sewage water from your home or business and to repair the problems it has caused. With the presence of harmful bacteria being present in the blackwater and the serious health risks that come with it, you shouldn’t attempt to clean it up yourself.
Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (630) 562-9212
There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Streamwood / Bartlett / West Chicago City 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.