Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties knows that when sewer systems backup, you will be exposed to grossly unsanitary water that may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Our team of highly trained technicians has the specialized training, experience, and equipment necessary to safely clean this type of contamination quickly and efficiently.

Aitkin residents and business owners can rely on us to respond to sewage and toilet overflow emergencies 24-hours a day. Our technicians are equipped with OSHA-approved protective gear and use EPA-approved products to safely mitigate any size sewage backup or toilet overflow problem safely.

Northern Minnesota has many trees, and tree roots are a common cause of sewage backups in Aitkin, Carlton, and West St. Louis counties. Over time these tree roots will grow and surround and engulf the pipes, crushing them. Clogged drains and older sewer lines are also common causes of sewage and toilet overflow problems. Whatever the cause, you can count on SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties to mitigate the damage quickly and efficiently, with minimal disruption.

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There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties 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

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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.