Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Sewage waste is purposed to move in one direction, from your property to a sewage waste facility. But, there are times when things do not work the way they're meant to and when this happens we call this a sewage spill or a sewage event. And an event it is. 

What happens next and what is important to know. 

Well, first, sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. Our team members wear personal protective gear for the cleanup process because with sewage there is always a potential bacteria health risk. 

And second, proper skill and experience minimizes risk and the impact to the property. 



Our SERVPRO teams are experienced and know how to clean a property quickly and effectively, explore the site to learn more. 

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (401) 885-6200

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of East Greenwich / Warwick 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.