Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Water from sewer system backup, broken pipes or clogged toilet should be handled by a professional like SERVPRO of Chambersburg. A sewage backup can cause damage to several different drains in the home or multiple levels. Normally its can be caused by a clog in the drain then put sewage in sinks, toilets, showers and causes a awful smell. 

SERVPRO of Chambersburg can provide the proper drying services, cleaning and odor treatment to restore the area to a safe environment again. We have several different odor removal machines such as an ozone, hydroxial, air scrubber or vapor shark in our equipment ready to services your home or business. 

Not ever sewage damage is covered by insurance or may have limited funding. We encourage all customers to contact their agent or company asap to understand their financial responsibility.  Sewage damage tends to be more expensive than standard clean or category 1 water due to the safety equipment needed to protect the staff like respirators, gloves, suits. 

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (717) 261-0310

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Chambersburg 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.