Rome NY Sewage Damage Cleanup and Removal

Act now and call Redeeming Restoration! 315-335-6235

Sewage damage is a very serious problem - especially if wastewater leaks into your home or office building. The water is harmful because it contains fungi and bacteria which can cause severe sickness or discomfort. Professional sewer damage cleanup and sewage removal is needed to properly disinfect and sanitize affected areas to prevent microbial development.

Redeeming Restoration understands the severity of sewage water damage to your property and acts quickly to promptly remove sewage to prevent further damage and contamination.

Categories of Water

Water damage is classified by three types or categories of contaminated water. Professionals will inspect your home or business to determine the appropriate plan of action for the type of water encountered.

Category 1:

Category 1 water comes from a clean water source such as a broken water supply line or leaking faucet. If not treated quickly, this water can turn into category 2 or 3, depending on length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants.


Category 2:

Category 2 water is contaminated and can cause discomfort or illness. Examples 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:

Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and may cause severe illness or death if ingested, thus all contact should be avoided. Examples 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

Health Risks

Sewage may cause serious health problems especially in children, elderly people, and those who suffer from chronic respiratory problems or weakened immune systems. Do not directly touch waste material, spills, or contaminated materials such as carpets, clothing, and furniture.

Sewer water contains biohazards that can be spread to humans through skin contact and inhalation. Exposure can result in various health problems including:

  • Hepatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Weil's Disease
  • Legionnaires' Disease
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Allergic Alveolitis
  • Asthma
  • Fatal damage to kidneys, liver and blood
  • Infection of skin or eyes

Safety Precautions

Anything that has been contaminated requires immediate attention to prevent the spread of bio-contaminants including bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. You should assume that any surface or material touched by sewage is contaminated. In order to protect your health, you must wear appropriate protective equipment. Vacate sewage-contaminated areas right away. Areas of sewage spill should not be occupied by people who are not wearing appropriate protective equipment.

  • Wear protective clothing such as rubber boots and waterproof gloves.
  • Wash all linens and clothing in hot water or professionally dry clean.
  • Discard items that cannot be adequately cleaned.
  • Take extra care that eyes, open cuts or sores.
  • Wash your hands frequently.

Watch out! Airborne water droplets of sewage contaminated water or cleaning water carry pathogens and are dangerous; Ensure that your vaccinations are up to date for tetanus and diphtheria. Vaccinations are also available for hepatitis A.

Act now and call Redeeming Restoration! 315-335-6235

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