Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has been helping Macomb County residents mitigate sewage system backups and toilet overflows for many years. We have the advanced training, specialized equipment, and experience required to quickly and efficiently mitigate and remediate this dangerous form of contamination.

Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to your emergency. Sewer system backups cause exposure to dangerous contaminants in grossly unsanitary water. This category 3, “black water,” may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. 

Our technicians are equipped with OSHA-approved protective gear and use EPA- approved products to safely clean and restore any sewage system backup or toilet overflow problem you may be experiencing.

The St. Clair Shores area has many trees, and tree roots are a common cause of sewage backups. Over time, these tree roots will engulf or grow into pipes, damaging them. Whether you have a clogged drain or older sewer lines that are deteriorating, you can count on SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores to restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (586) 741-5050

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores 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.