Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

If you are needing an emergency sewage cleanup, call the professionals at SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville & Vinton. We have the experience, personnel and equipment to get your home or business back to normal after a sewage spill. Thousands of homes and businesses a year experience a blowback from their septic or city sewage system.  And, it doesn’t take a microbiologist to know that raw sewage is a major health hazard. Besides being odorous and obviously disgusting, there are serious health risks presented as a result of a sewer or septic failure. It’s important to keep in mind that just getting rid of the solid waste and drying the affected area is not sufficient.  According to the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification), “highly absorbent sewage-saturated materials, such as carpet, pad, upholstery, bedding, wicker, paper or even fabrics that can’t be washed in hot water (130°F/54°C) for at least 10 minutes, must be contained and disposed of properly.  This goes for sewage-saturated drywall, insulation and several other structural materials too.  There’s simply too great of a health risk involved if any of these materials are dried in place and cleaned only.” Bacteria can lurk in porous materials well after the affected area looks dry. Our aggressive sanitizing procedures ensure that every surface is 100% free of biological hazard. To make sure that your living environment is safe hire a professional company. SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville & Vinton (337)462-6500

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (337) 462-6500

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville & Vinton 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.