Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

A sewer back up in a home or business represents an immediate danger to the buildings occupants.  Whether it is a back up from the street or closer to the home it is critical that that water is cleaned up quickly, that affected materials are removed if they are porous and that the area is clean and sanitized.

Sewer water is highly contaminated and will quickly cause additional "secondary" damage to the home. 

Our certified technicians have the tools to extract the water, removed contaminated damaged materials and then the cleaning agents to sanitize the entire area to ensure the home or business is safe for its occupants.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (952) 314-1994

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Chaska / Chanhassen 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

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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.