Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Always keep safety in mind first when dealing with water from sewer system backups. Coming in contact with this water could cause serious illness due to the bacteria and viruses it may contain. Our team has special training and equipment that allows us to safely clean this type of contamination. Sewage water is very unsanitary and should be treated as very dangerous. You never know what the water may contain, so it is best to completely avoid it and allow trained professionals to handle the situation. SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna has the training, equipment, and protective gear to safely clean water from sewage backups and leave your property clean and safe.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (507) 200-3700

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna 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

24 Emergency Service

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.