Sewage Cleanup and Restoration
As we all know, very well sewage is not supposed to be present in our homes or in our places of work. Unfortunately, sometimes this sewage finds its way into places it shouldn't ever be.
Any dark watery mess you may see can be very dangerous - filled with a bunch of bacteria and viruses. Do NOT under any circumstances approach cleaning it up on your own! A professional must have the proper attire and equipment necessary for safe cleanup. Our professionals of your local SERVPRO are highly trained to take care of any mess you may come across.
The reality is, things could happen. When disaster strikes, call your local SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem. Our trained professionals will get the job done, making it "Like it never even happened."
Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (215) 245-4855
There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Langhorne / Bensalem 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.