Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Have you recently had sewer water back-up into your home? If so, SERVPRO of Chico/ Lake Almanor is here to help. In the event that you have had sewage water contaminate your home or business, it is vital that it be mitigated quickly and professionally by someone who has the necessary training and equipment to do so. In many cases, materials may need to be removed and disposed of properly. 

Sewage water is hazardous to our environment and may contain bacteria and a number of diseases within it. SERVPRO of Chico/ Lake Almanor has the proper training to safely restore your home to a healthy environment. 

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There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Chico / Lake Almanor 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.