As Americans, there’s one thing we can all agree on – sewer backups are absolutely the worst. We all hope that whatever goes down our pipes will never come back up.

But there’s more to sewer backups than you think. As a matter of fact, there are three categories of water contamination you can potentially face as the owner of a business or home. They are:

  1. Those where the water is clear and mostly or completely clean. It likely is coming from a damaged water supply line or a faucet that’s sustained a leak. Regardless, it needs to be treated quickly. Depending on the temperature, potential exposure to contaminants, or length of time it remains untreated, it can become worse.
  2. Those where the water is gray in color. Usually due to a washing machine overflow, dishwasher overflow, or a toilet overflow. The water should be considered to be contaminated, potentially causing illness.
  3. Those where the water is black in color. Usually due to flooding from outside sources like rivers, feces-laden water from beyond the toilet bowl, or standing water that’s accumulated microbial growth. It almost goes without saying that this water is profoundly contaminated, and any ingestion or contact has the potential to cause serious illness or disease.

Sewer backups aren’t just a health hazard. When flooding takes place, the water can seep into the walls and flooring of your building. All that moisture becomes a breeding ground for microbes and mold.

When a sewer backup takes place, you want a company that arrives fast, deals with the problem thoroughly, and does it all for a decent price. At CleanPro, that’s what we do. With more than 10 years of experience, the use of the latest cutting-edge technology, and an obsession for getting it right means we’re the epxerts to call. If you’ve got questions or you need to book service, you can reach us by phone or online today!