Sewage Cleanup and Restoration
Sewage is the waste that moves through the pipes of someone's home or business on their way to a treatment plant. The movement of sewage in sewer lines is meant to flow in only one direction. It’s meant to move away from your home or business, not towards it. But, the messy reality is that sometimes sewage doesn’t always act the way we hope it would. The watery mess that comes from sewer system backups should be considered unsafe and contaminated — very dangerous stuff! Sewage may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Cleaning sewage is something that should be done by a professional with the right equipment and training.
To properly address a sewage leak you need the right tools. If you live in the greater Clay County area, including Kansas City, Gladstone, and Liberty let us help you. Our SERVPRO team is prepared and specially trained to address a sewage backup — don’t risk it.
Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (816) 436-7420
There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Clay 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
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.