Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Sewage cleanup and restoration is a dirty job, to say the least. It can also be dangerous - there are a lot of hazardous materials floating around in that mess. In fact, coming into contact with the water can result in serious illnesses. As such, it is best to never attempt sewage cleanup on your own and instead reach out to the SERVPRO professionals in Gallatin County, Montana.

Within most sewage systems, there are different types of water. Some of them are safe for you to interact with whereas others require SERVPRO professionals with their licenses, tools, and skills.

Homeowners should not try to remove any of this water by themselves. Sewage is filled with extremely dangerous bacteria that can lead to infections, illnesses, and even death in some cases - and not just water from toilets. Water from washing machines, dishwashers, and kitchen sinks can be just as dangerous as an overflowing toilet.  Remember that water doesn’t only impact you when it is there - a sewage backup or overflow may require drying out and the elimination of bacteria. Just because the water is gone doesn’t mean your problem is solved.

Sewage Clean Up and Restoration in Gallatin County

If you are located in Bozeman, Big Sky, or any other area in Gallatin County, MT and your toilet has overflowed or you have a sewage backup, do not hesitate to reach out to us as soon as possible: (406) 763-4155.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (406) 763-4155

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Gallatin County 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.