Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Comprehensive Sewage Cleanup Including Restoration

There are many ways in which sewage can make its way into your home. Should this occur, immediate attention is needed. This unsanitary water can create a health risk and only by using specialized equipment can it be properly removed. SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley has a team of trained sewage cleanup and restoration professionals. We provide 24-hour emergency service for sewage contamination for immediate treatment and removal.

There are three levels of contamination that the professionals at SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley deal with. 

Clean Water

Clean water occurs during the breakage of a clean water supply line such as a faucet, pipe, or leak. Though it does not pose a health risk by itself, it can quickly become contaminated, which is why it requires immediate attention.

Gray Water

Gray water poses more of a health risk than clean water, as it often contains viruses and bacteria. Overflowing toilets, dishwashers, and washing machines all produce gray water. 

Black Water

Black water carries the highest risk to health. Clean and gray water both have the potential to degrade into black water. Black water may contain chemicals, microbial colonies, or untreated sewage and requires immediate attention. 

Around the Clock Support for Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley is committed to maintaining the health and safety of our customers. Should you be affected by any of the above water categories, contact us any time of the day or night at (509) 926-6140.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (509) 926-6140

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of The Spokane Valley 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.