Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Category 3 Water

A sewer back up in your home or business is considered to be caused by "Category 3" water.  This is water that is highly contaminated and is considered to pose an immediate risk to its occupants.  This includes water from a sewer back up, from the toilet bowl and from a flood.  

In these types of situations, a fast response and quick clean up is critical to limit damage to the property and health risks to occupants.  As part of our standard operating procedure with these types of water damages, our certified technicians will not only clean up the damage but also clean and disinfect surfaces using non-toxic EPA registered approved products. 

Please call us to learn more.  From our location in Anoka County we can quickly service Anoka, Coon Rapids, Ramsey, Blaine, Fridley and Andover! 

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (763) 712-9712

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County 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

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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.