The experts at STOP Restoration of Albuquerque, NM know that sewage backups and wastewater overflows from toilets or kitchen sinks are not only messy, but they can also cause illness. Black water is considered a biohazard because it contains human wastes and leftover food which may be carrying infectious materials and pathogens.Extended exposure to sewage backups and wastewater overflows can lead to long-term illnesses, infections and in very serious cases, death. Even exposure to the air around a wastewater backup can create respiratory problems and sickness. Because this water is so toxic to your health, it is important that clean up services begin as soon as possible.

There are three different levels of black water damage:

  • Level 1: this is a backup that only damages an insignificant area for a short period of time, like a small toilet overflow.
  • Level 1: this is a backup that only damages an insignificant area for a short period of time, like a small toilet overflow.
  • Level 2: this type of contamination is notably larger and the decontamination process requires that parts of your home or business’s structure be inspected, like flooding, drywall and furniture.
  • Level 3: this level is the most dangerous to your home and health. Level 3 contamination usually comes from your septic system or sewer and from there, makes its way into your home.

If you do experience a sewage backup or wastewater overflow in your home, do not move anything that has been touched by the soiled water because that could cause accidental cross-contamination. Also do not attempt to clean up any black water damage by yourself; this should be left for professionals who know how to handle biohazards and are trained to decontaminate a home or business after a sewer backup.

The Service Team of Professionals of Albuquerque, NM are expertly trained in black water decontamination and can be trusted to properly handle biohazards and restore your home or business to its original condition. If an accident occurs that results in black water backup or sewer overflow into your home, you should take action immediately by calling the experts at STOP Restoration. We can be reached 24/7 at (505) 207-2930.