If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (773) 878-5200

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Sewage Cleanup and Restoration Northcenter

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

Sewage backup fail, damage leading to adjacent room.

While not all too common, Northcenter residents & property managers, sewage backups can be quite nasty and should be considered a type of emergency. This is because the water in a sewage backup may have bacteria, viruses, feces and other waste materials in it.

That is why when sewage cleanup and restoration are required; it is best to go to a certified sewage cleanup and restoration specialist– SERVPRO of Ravenswood. They will be able to safely clean and remove contaminants and restore any damages that may have been sustained during the sewage backup.

It is not advised to do sewage cleanup yourself, as there are risks to health associated with sewage. It is no big secret that sewage usually contains some sort of feces or urine. This causes the sewage water to contain various types of allergens and pathogens that can be extremely harmful to a person’s health.

Northcenter residents & property managers, anybody who comes into contact with the sewage backup is at great risk of acquiring illness. This does not just include the general public. It also includes the sewage cleanup and restoration specialists – SERVPRO of Ravenswood - who will be cleaning the sewage, disinfecting the area and restoring anything that was damaged. During any stage of the sewage cleanup and restoration process, there is a real threat of contracting some sort of bacterial, fungal, viral or parasitic illness.

While the possibility of contracting some sort of illness during the sewage cleanup and restoration process is very high, there are different types of contaminated water related to sewage backups; examples are:

  • When of water is considered to be clean water to the common eye. This is water that comes from a source that has not been contaminated. This may include a broken water pipe or leaky sink faucet. This water is fresh and has not yet been contaminated by anything. However, if this is left untreated, it has the possibility to turn into contaminated water, so must be addressed immediately.
  • When water appears gray. This may be contaminated in some sense and has the possibility to cause illness or discomfort. Some examples of this kind of water could be water from a leaky washing machine or dishwasher, soapy water or dirty dishwater. This water more than likely contains viruses and bacteria and also needs to be addressed immediately. If not addressed, it can quickly evolve into the third and final category of water.
  • When is water is black. This water is extremely contaminated and will cause severe illness and even death if not handled correctly or ingested. Water like this may be contaminated with harsh chemicals, microbes, and untreated sewage.

No matter which level of sewage backup you experience, Northcenter residents & property managers , it is highly advised to have a sewage backup and restoration professional – SERVPRO of Ravenswood - come out and handle the situation. We will be able to clean and dispose of the contaminated water and restore any damages that occurred during the sewage backup. Call today and schedule your FREE inspection; 773-878-5200.

Other News

View Recent Posts