Sewage backups create a severe health hazard. The longer the contamination process persists, the greater the potential for bacteria development & growth that may lead to some serious illness.
In addition, sewage backflows may create a major loss to your property and its structure by introducing harmful organisms into the structure.
An immediate response is required for sewage backups to reduce cleanup costs & health hazards!
Category 2 (Gray Water): is defined as water that contains significant contamination and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans. Category 2 losses can contain potentially unsafe levels of microorganisms, or nutrients for microorganisms.
Sources of water: Drain lines from washing machines or dishwashers, toilet overflows (before the trap), broken aquariums, waterbed leaks, etc.
Gray water losses can pose a hazardous situation to occupants. ESR recommends only trained, certified technicians handle this type of loss.
Category 3 (Black Water): is defined as water that is grossly contaminated and can contain pathogenic, toxigenic, or other harmful agents.
Sources of water: Sewage, toilet backflows that originate behind the trap, rising river water, etc.
Category 3 water can pose substantial heath risks to the occupant. ESR recommends using only technicians who have been certified and trained in how to perform this type of mitigation. In a sewage loss, there can up be to 120 different viruses and bacteria in the water.