Sewage Cleanup and Restoration
Sewage is that “waste matter that passes through sewers” — according to our office dictionary. Sewage is meant to leave, to move from your home or business, away to sewage facilities who properly process this used water. But, this doesn’t always happen. Sometimes this sewage moves in the wrong direction and spills into our daily lives, at home, in our bathrooms and in our businesses.
The used water that comes from sewer system backups should be considered hazardous and unsanitary — very dangerous. Sewage may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness; it’s nothing to take lightly.
Cleaning sewage is not glamorous, but it’s necessary for human safety, health and flourishing. To properly address a sewage leak you need the right tools. Garfield County and Pitkin County area homes and businesses need healthy, safe and clean solutions, our team offers this.
Our SERVPRO team is prepared and specially trained to address a sewage backup — don’t risk it.
Call us and learn more about how we can help you in these moments.
Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (970) 618-1516
There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties 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.