ABR Emergency Restoration is a full-service restoration company and that includes sewage cleanup. If your home or office has suffered water damage chances are that the whole place is contaminated. In these situations, it is important to act quickly and call a restoration company that is capable of handling such jobs.
This is even more important if the contamination came from sewage backup. Sewage water has a lot of bacteria and viruses in it, making it extremely hazardous to your health. Depending on what level of contamination we are talking about, ingesting this water can lead to everything from skin infections to even death.
Contaminated water categories
Every category of water contamination requires a different response. That is why it is very important to classify them.
Category 1: Clean Water
The first category comes from clean water sources like leaking pipes or overflowing faucets. This water is not bad for your health, but that doesn’t mean it should be left untreated. If you leave this water lying for longer periods of time it can easily turn into category 2 or 3 contamination.
Category 2: Grey Water
Grey water is where the contamination begins. This includes water from sources like overflowing toilets, dishwashers, etc. The only way to stay safe when removing this type of water is to wear protective gear, otherwise, you might get poisoned. Also, it is important to sanitize the whole place after the leak is sealed.
Category 3: Black Water
By far the worst level of contamination is the third category. Water from overflowing toilets with feces, water with harsh chemicals in it, etc. all counts in this category. The consequences of ingesting this level of contamination can even be death. This level of contamination should only be handled by professionals. If you find yourself in this situation, call ABR Emergency Restoration and we will immediately start with cleaning and sanitization process.