Sewage Removal and Your Safety

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Sewage inside or outside your home should be considered an emergency. Sewage contains viruses, bacteria, and other contaminants. If you have a broken pipe, overflow of your toilet, or sewage system backup, it is important to call a professional disaster cleanup service to handle the removal of the sewage. They have specialized equipment and clothing to safely remove the sewage. They also have the license to remove and dispose of it. Even if the sewage water is clear, there could still be toxins in the water. Below Disaster Cleanup Services will discuss the different types of water colors and how dangerous they are.

  • Clear or Clean Water

This is usually from a broken pipe or supply line. This water is generally clean. However, if left untreated and not handled by a professional, could become very toxic.

  • Darker or Gray Water

This type of water could be caused by a backed up toilet or even a dishwasher overflow. This type of water may contain viruses or bacteria. This type of water should only be removed by a professional.

  • Blackish or Very Dirty Water

This could happen because of heavy rains, a backed up sewer, or standing water. This type of water may contain bacteria and microbes that are very hazardous to your health.

It is important to always call a professional disaster cleanup service to handle any type of sewage or standing water. Water can contain many different types of viruses, bacteria, and mold. These are all things that could cause severe illnesses and even death. Let the professionals handle all of your sewage needs. Disaster Cleanup Services is a 24-hour emergency response company. We will be out to your property quickly to begin sewage removal and cleanup. Once the sewage is removed, the area must be cleaned with specialized cleansing agents. This helps to protect you and your home from mold and other bacteria.