Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Let the highly trained technicians at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda deal with water from a sewer backup because it is considered very dangerous. The water from a sewage back up is extremely gross and unsanitary and it may contain bacteria and other viruses that can cause serious health illnesses.  The experts at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda have training, experience, and specialized equipment need to handle your sewage problem. Our team categorizes the water into 3 different types, they are clean water, grey water, and black water, based on the water type is how we choose the method of cleaning for your sewage problem.

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There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda 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.