The worst type of water damage is black water or sewage damage. It is grossly contaminated and poses a serious health risk should you come in contact with it without protective gear on.
While you may want to try sewage cleanup on your own, for the safety of your health, this is a project where professional sewage cleanup services are needed. Call us right away for help if you have sewage damage you need cleaned up.
Sewage damage is classified by industry standards as Category 3 water or black water. If your water damage was caused by a sewer back-up, a septic backflow, broken waste pipes, toilet overflows or flooded lakes or rivers, it is likely contaminated.
Category 3 or black water includes water that may contain human waste and infectious pathogens. However, the toxicity may also come from industrial chemicals or fertilizer run-off and other hazardous materials. This would likely be the type of black water that comes from overflowing rivers or lakes.