Sewage cleanup can be a daunting, and often unpleasant, task for anyone to deal with on their own. Atlanta Water and Fire Damage are experts and can take the pressure of having to deal with this issue off your hands.
When you experience sewage backup or a spill, this is often called “black water”. Professionals will know it as a category 3 water damage incident. It’s named this way because it cannot be casually cleaned up like any ordinary spill. This kind of backup can have serious health implications and may be dangerous to clean. It’s best to let a professional service like those provided by Atlanta Water and Fire Damage take care of this situation so the area can be completely and properly cleaned.
In Atlanta, GA, and Surrounding Cities
There are three kinds of water your home or business can be exposed to, some that require sewage cleanup and some that may require regular water remediation services, which is another service offered by Atlanta Water and Fire Damage. The first, and most innocuous, type is white water, also referred to professionally as category 1 water damage. While still important to have a professional service handle this kind of water damage to prevent the growth of mold, it is the least hazardous. Secondly, there is category 2 water damage, more commonly referred to as “gray water damage”. This can typically be handled by Atlanta Water and Fire Damage’s standard water cleanup services. This category is still very unsanitary and usually originates from household items like washing machines. This is water considered to have chemical or biological hazards such as urine or detergents, and a specialist’s assistance would still be recommended when dealing with this kind of cleanup. If you’re unsure of what kind of water you are dealing with, it is a good idea to contact Atlanta Water and Fire Damage and our sewage cleanup team can help you figure out the best course of action.
Finally, black water, or a category 3 sewage cleanup, is the most dangerous type of water. Black water contains dangerous materials that can affect your health. The most common instance of black water comes from toilets. This water can contain human waste and is considered a biohazard. The bacteria and pathogens in this water can be dangerous to you and are easily passed to others around you. Another common source is the kitchen sink, many of the items we place in the sink carry germs, grease, and oils. If you ever know or suspect that you have black water invade your home, leave it to the professionals at Atlanta Water and Fire Damage. It is a dangerous substance to interact with and could put you and others near you in danger. Exposure to black water can lead to major illness and respiratory issues.
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