Sewage Cleanup and Restoration
Sewage cleaning isn't something that we tend to think of to often in our everyday activities but what would happen if this didn't take place? Diseases, unsanitary sidewalks and roadways as well as sewage issue in home or properties. These types of cleanings are a necessity rather than a want. With St. Augustine having a high volume of residents, businesses, schools and vacation stays our sewage systems can begin to become very complex and almost prone to messing up.
With a sewage back up you risk a secondary damage from water damage as well as toxic fluids causing harmful bacteria to spread and cause a potential disease threat. This is why SERVPRO should be your first call, especially since we can be there at your convenience as we do operate on a 24/7/365 basis. Not only are we going to clean and solve the issue for you but we're going to restore the damaged location.
Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (904) 429-4457
There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach 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.