Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

You Should Not Wait To Clean Up Wastewater and Sewage in Your Great Neck Home 

Though there are numerous biohazards that our professionals must address in this division of our roster, sewage backup can be among the most immediately threatening to Great Neck homes. Our technicians need to take whatever steps are necessary to clean and sanitize the affected areas as promptly as possible. Exposure to sewage can lead to illness and health effects without the appropriate personal protective equipment, and that is why our SERVPRO professionals are ideal candidates to clean up the mess and restore the damaging effects. 

Threats of Cross-Contamination and Exposure 

Property owners might not realize the harm they could be doing to the rest of their home by going in and out of the damaged area. After a biohazardous condition has gotten discovered, it is always the best choice to actively avoid the area and to prevent others in your household from accessing this damaged area as well. Not only can bacteria and viruses be present in the environment, walking through contaminated water can move these same germs and bacteria throughout previously clean areas of your house. 

Minimizing Risks After Sewage Backup 

While it is crucial to reach out to our qualified SERVPRO team as soon as possible, you can also benefit from: 

  • Avoiding the contaminated area
  • Stop air circulation appliances running in the house
  • Close off access to the damaged area when safe to do so

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (516) 767-9600

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington 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.