Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

A standard dictionary describes sewage as “that waste matter that passes through sewers.”

This waste moves from a property through sewage lines and then ultimately to waste facilities where waste is then processed. At least, that is what is suppose to happen. Sometimes this doesn’t happen, sometimes waste moves the opposite direction, from the sewage system and back into a property.

The sewage that comes from sewer system backups should be considered hazardous and unsanitary and potentially very dangerous. This sewage material may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. It’s not something to be taken lightly.

Cleaning sewage is not an elegant task, but it’s a necessary task for human safety and health. To safely and properly address a sewage need you need professionals with the tools, training and experience to get it done right.

Our SERVPRO of Santa Ana North team is prepared and specially trained to address a sewage backup — don’t risk it, let us help.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (714) 558-7772

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Santa Ana North 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.