Sewage Cleanup and Restoration
A home or business cannot function if they have some sort of sewage problem. The smells alone that are produced from a sewage mess are cause for concern. If you were to look up sewage in a dictionary you would probably see something like this: “the watery waste matter that moves through our sewers.” That watery mess belongs in pipes moving away from your home or business. But it doesn’t always do that.
Sometimes, because of different types of plumbing problems, the sewage moves the wrong way, not away from your home or business, but back into it. To say it plainly, sewage is very dangerous stuff! It may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Cleaning sewage is for professionals. To properly address a sewage leak you need the right tools. If you live in the greater Billings area, including Laurel, Broadview, Comanche and Acton let us help you.
Our SERVPRO team is prepared and specially trained to address a sewage backup — don’t risk it. Call us to learn more about how we can help.
Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (406) 252-0859
There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Billings 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.