Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Real Threats of Sewage Backup in Your Miami Residence

No matter where you live here in Miami, you are connected to some form of a sanitary sewer system that carries waste away from your property. Service lines that connect your structure to this network are traditionally comprised of a few types of material, including:

  • Terra cotta pipe
  • PVC
  • Cast Iron

PVC and terra cotta (commonly referred to as croc piping) are among the most common for residential use here in Miami, and they are both susceptible to infiltration by various threats that can plug the line or slow its drainage.

These threats might include:

  • Tree Roots
  • Non-biodegradable materials flushed into the line
  • Crushing of the pipe from external forces

When Sewage Backs into Your House

As traumatic as this situation might be, it is essential to make rational and calculated decisions. With the brief time that you have before you can risk becoming exposed to the contaminants and bacteria present in sewage, you can remove contents and belongings from the immediate area to prevent irreparable damages. The sooner that you can contact our biohazard cleaning team, the less of the structural elements that become exposed and must get removed.

Comprehensive Care for Your Home After a Biohazard

With the combination of the premier cleaning approaches of our bio-recovery team and the efforts of our in-house contractors, we can help your damaged property however you may need. With sewage threats - every second counts.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (305) 269-8900

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of South Miami 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.