Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. This water is extremely unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination. REACT will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business. As it is extremely important to decontaminate quickly, we operate a 24-hour service for sewage control.
There are three types of contaminated water.
1. Clean Water
This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line. However, water such as this can become category 2 or 3 water depending upon time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.
2. Grey Water
This water is contaminated water that could cause illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include overflows from washing machines, toilets or dishwashers.
3. Black Water
This water could cause serious illness or even death if ingested, due to the level of contamination. This could include toilet overflow with faeces, flood water or standing water that has started to stagnate.