Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Sewage and the water mixed within it is one of the worst leaks or backups a home or business owner might have to deal with. It will usually smell horrible and is incredibly unsafe to touch or be around without the proper equipment and training. The mess can contain a whole host of viruses, bacteria, and chemicals that could cause serious illness. Instead of worrying, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Cedar Mill/Oak Hills and we will put together the best plan to clean up the damage and restore your property to preloss conditions or better. Our goal is always to make it seem “Like it never even happened.”

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (503) 619-6198

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Cedar Mill / Oak Hills 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.