Sewage Cleanup and Restoration
Sewage is that substance that passes through the sewage system, the used water and waste from our homes. These sewage systems are made to move this material in one direction, away from your home! But it doesn't always work this way, when that happens you now have a new and unwelcome sewage scenario, a mess.
This mess is contaminated and should be considered potentially dangerous. This waste water may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness; it’s not something to take lightly.
Sewage cleanup is something that requires know-how, experience, and tools. It's not simply, "hey friend, grab a mop."
Our Boston area SERVPRO team are professional cleaners with experience tackling the most difficult cleaning tasks. Not only are we skilled to take care of your needs, we're skilled to tackle the biggest and most difficult cleaning projects our city can offer.
Our SERVPRO team is prepared and specially trained to address a sewage backup — don’t risk it. Explore this page to learn more about sewage cleanup and how our team can help you tackle this sticky situation.
Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (401) 941-5500
There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Providence 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.