Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Cleaning Up Sewage in Your Danbury Property is More Hazardous Than You Might Think

Ever since our Danbury team first started helping people in 1987, we have built our organization around helping people to get their life back on track after unexpected losses. With biohazards like sewage backups, it can feel challenging to see how things can ever return to the way they were with so much work that must get done. With the overwhelming threats of contamination, bacteria, and other hazardous microorganisms, cleaning and disinfection are paramount.

You Have Sewage in Your Home, Now What?

Imagine that you are returning home from work, and the smell of the situation hits you as soon as you open the front door. While you have not laid eyes on the damage in the bathroom of your household yet, it is not challenging to determine what to expect. Standing blackwater, solids, and other direct contamination threats exist that demand immediate attention from qualified professionals. In these circumstances, it is vital that the appropriate personal protective equipment gets used, as direct exposure to wastewater can lead to illness and other health effects.

From the initial call to beginning work in your home, our SERVPRO professionals can:

• Begin mobilizing equipment and personnel to reach your home fast
• Use the right protective measures to protect your home’s occupants
• Extract standing water and solids to begin drying
• Utilize potent cleaning products to disinfect structural elements
• Begin controlled demolition of exposed porous surfaces

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (203) 791-0920

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield 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.