Sewage Clean Up
When your toilets overflow or your sewer backs up into your home or commercial businesses, ServiceMaster of Greenville and Spartanburg is ready to clean up the mess.
Types of waste water that can enter your home or business:
- Clean Water – Not Initially Hazardous
- Grey Water – Semi-Hazardous
- Black Water – Very Hazardous
Clean water comes from your home’s or business’ taps. This water is generally safe for drinking and cooking. However, when a pipe breaks in your wall, the water spills out over the walls and floors where it becomes contaminated with building materials, dirt and grime. This is generally the least hazardous type of waste water. However, if it is left to sit, it can collect mold and bacteria, which could be harmful to the health of you and your employees.
Grey water is the water that goes down your sink, shower, and washer drains. It is not as disgusting as black water, but typically contains dirt, bacteria, and food particles. If this spills onto floors, it must be cleaned up quickly. It can turn into black water in less than 24 hours.
Black water contains raw sewage. This is the water that flows down your toilet drains and backs up into your home or business when the sewers malfunction. It contains fecal matter and bacteria that can make people sick if they come in contact with it. Cleaning it up without proper equipment can lead to severe illness and even death. This is an emergency situation that requires the services of our sewage clean up professionals.
ServiceMaster Sewage Clean Up Services
Here at ServiceMaster of Greenville and Spartanburg, we have the proper equipment and methods to safely remove waste water from your home of business and sterilize the area in order to protect the health of your family members or employees.
We utilize a four-step process to remove the water, contaminated furniture and materials, ventilate and dry the area and stop the spread of dangerous bacteria and other microbes that could make the occupants of the home or business sick.
- Identification and Removal of Waste Water
- Removal of Contaminated Materials, Carpets and Furniture
- Drying and Ventilation of the Area
- Cleaning and Sterilization of the Contaminated Area
The first step is always the identification of the contaminated water and areas affected by the sewage. Then, we remove the water and liquid and solid waste. Our professionals will utilize large dryers to both ventilate and dry the area thoroughly. Then, we will remove any contaminated materials, carpets, flooring and furniture.
These items should not be used after they have come in contact with sewage. The entire area will then be thoroughly cleaned and sterilized to kill any leftover bacteria and microbes, which will remove the health risks.
To schedule an appointment with ServiceMaster of Greenville and Spartanburg, contact us today! We offer 24-hour emergency services for residential homes and commercial buildings.