Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Sewer system backups, septic tank issues, toilet overflows and clogs in storm and sanitary lines can produce "black water" which is grossly unsanitary and should be considered extremely dangerous. This water contains harmful agents including bacteria and fungi that can cause severe discomfort or sickness.  Black water contamination can occur regardless of visible content or color.  SERVPRO of Toledo West has the trained technicians, equipment and tools to safely clean your home removing the threats caused by these contaminants. It is crucial to quickly get our team on site to prevent further damage to your home or business. Our SERVPRO of Toledo West team will quickly respond and get to work to make your sewage loss "Like it never even happened."  

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There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Toledo West 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.