Sewage Cleanup and Restoration
Whether inside the home or business, or somewhere outside on your property, sewage leaks and overflows can be a nasty and unsanitary business to correct and clean. Often, the problem that caused the initial spill is easily repaired; but the after affects can be difficult to overcome. We at SERVPRO of West Chester understand this. If your structure and property are either threatened with, or have already endured a spill of this nature, we recommend that you not handle this without a fully equipped company that has top quality people on the job. Not only can we get rid of the waste materials that resulted from your damaged or full/clogged septic tank or city sewage lines, but we are set up to do it in a cost effective, sanitary, and expeditious manner.
Please call us before it becomes an issue. We promise to make it “Like it never even happened."
Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (610) 692-8884
There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of West Chester 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.