Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Sewers are the carrier of sewage material. When disaster strikes, sewage may find its way into our homes and places of work. When this happens, don't panic! Your local SERVPRO is here to help!

Our professional and experienced staff is ready for your call anytime. We have the proper training and equipment necessary to do the job RIGHT. We will make it "Like it never even happened." Sewage can contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness and is not something to take lightly. Keep your loved ones and your employees safe!  

Properly addressing sewage cleanup requires the right equipment and a highly trained staff. If you live in South & West Charleston, SC give us a call us to learn more about how we can help today! (843) 823-7400

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (843) 823-7400

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of South & West Charleston 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.