Sewage Restoration in Cleveland: What You Should Know
Sewage backups can be very hazardous, as this water is unsanitary and contains dangerous bacteria. There are three main types of sewage (contaminated) water: “clean water”, “gray water”, and “black water”. Our team at SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast are highly trained in inspecting contaminated water to determine its type and planning a safety response accordingly.
“Clean Water”: water from a clean source, such as a faucet. However, if left untreated, it can turn into “gray water” or “black water” depending on time, temperature, and contact with other contaminants in your Mayfield Heights home.
“Gray Water”: water with a moderate level of contamination. This water would cause illness if ingested, and is typically from washing machines, toilets, or dishwashers. And just like the “clean water”, if left untreated, it can turn into “black water” depending on time, temperature, and contact with other contaminants in your Brooklyn Heights home.
“Black Water”: with an extreme amount of contamination that could cause severe illness or death if ingested. This water is typically from rivers/streams, toilets with feces, or standing water with microbial growth. Any contact with water of this sort should be avoided and kept away from all residents in your Pepper Pike home.
If you have any sewer water damage emergencies, call SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast at 216-464-4498 as quickly as possible to avoid damage or illness. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”