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Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Sewer backups should be considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause serious illnesses. SERVPRO of Vincennes have specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean contaminants like sewage.

Water damage can be classified by the three types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Vincennes professionals will inspect your home or business to determine the appropriate plan of action for the water encountered.

The three types of contaminated water:

  • Category 1: "Clean Water"
    • Water from a clean source like a broken water line.
    • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3.
  • Category 2: "Gray Water"
    • Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort of illness.
    • May contain bacteria and viruses.
    • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated.
  • Category 3. "Black Water"
    • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes.
    • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup.

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