Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Water losses are classified into 3 categories by the IICRC based on the level of contamination that may be present.  Water damage from a sewer system backup falls into a Level 3 Category, meaning that high levels of gross contaminants may be present.  Sewage may contain harmful bloodborne pathogens and bacteria that could cause illness if you are exposed.

Our team members are IICRC Certified in the cleanup of biohazard contaminants and hold their OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 certifications as well.  It is imperative that you wear proper PPE and utilize the right methods and EPA approved disinfectants to properly treat a sewage loss. Sewage cleanup also requires special equipment which must be properly cleaned after use to avoid cross contamination. You should never attempt to clean a sewage back up on your own.  Trust the professionals as SERVPRO of Mobile County to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (251) 633-7500

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Mobile County 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.