Sewage Cleanup and Restoration
We do all types of cleaning throughout Miami, Miami Beach, Surfside and even Fisher's Island. The scariest has to do with sewage-related messes. We don't say this because it may be gross. Certainly, it can be gross. We say this because of the dangers sewage can pose to building occupants. According to the IICRC's S500 manual on water damage, sewage water (referred to in the industry as "Category 3" water) can contain harmful contaminants that can pose severe risks to human health. To put it this way: We tell customers that mold can send a person to the allergist; sewage quite literally can put people in a funeral home. How important is this for Miami Beach? We're seeing an increasing number of "flood" damages. By this, we're referring to ground water rising up and spilling into customer's homes and businesses. Understand this flood water is bringing septic water with it -- quite literally introducing sewage-related contaminants such as e. coli, giardia and salmonella into living rooms and office spaces. SERVPRO of Miami Beach has the experience, certifications and care to PROPERLY handle these situations, to safeguard the health of Miami Beach buildings and their occupants.
Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (305) 532-5411
There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Miami Beach 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.