Sewage Clean Up Specialists
Sewage damage can be catastrophic due to unforeseen damage. What may appear to be clear clean water can contain pathogens, viruses and harmful bacteria. It is one of the most extreme water situations a homeowner can experience. When building materials come in contact with unsanitary water the materials must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to remove any lingering concerns. Flood Pro can remove the potential of any contaminates and quickly return your house back into your home.
Professional Cleanup Service
In the event of a sewage issue, hire Flood Pro. Our staff can assess the damage, quickly establish containment and begin the disinfection process. The area will be addressed following strict protocols per the IICRC S500 and S520 to ensure a fast, professional service.
Sewage can contain harmful bacteria, fungus, viruses and parasites. Per the California Department of Health Services many illnesses can be linked to the exposure of sewage and in some cases can cause short term health affects including diarrhea, fever, vomiting, headache and loss of appetite. Per the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, some sewage bacteria and viruses can cause acute and long term illness and disease. Including new super bugs such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
If a sewage loss occurs in your home. Don’t delay. Call Flood Pro!
What is Category 1, 2, & 3 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 degrade into category 2 or 3 within 72 hours.
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. Category 2 or Gray Water can possibly contain bacteria and viruses. If left untreated, it can degrade into category 3 within 72 hours.
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 (the drain) water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth. This type of water may contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals and microbes.
What should I do if sewage is in my home?
- Call Flood Pro Immediately. Our office staff will walk you through the process and begin the work.
- Attempt to stay away from the damage. If children are present, keep them out of harms way. If you do have to go into the affected area. Be careful. Change your shoes or use shoe covers so you do not track the damage into other areas of the house.
- If it’s a main line back up, stop using your water. All your drains will connect to the main drain line and water will continue to back up at the lowest point, typically a downstairs bathtub or toilet.
- Its best to keep away from the area. However, all your contents will need to be removed from the impacted area if they are not affected. If off gassing occurs, the contents in the affected area could be damaged. This typically occurs from drying the area or long term natural drying.
- If you haven’t called yet, Call Flood Pro.