Do you have sewage backup at your Chicago home or business? We can help.
Whether you’re facing sewage backup from a broken pipe, clogged drain, or cracked foundation, you shouldn’t have to navigate the situation alone.
Here at ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, we provide industry-certified services to handle sewage water backup. We utilize our exceptional training and advanced equipment to safely clean, disinfect, and restore residential and commercial properties in Chicago, IL, and the suburbs.
We have experienced remediating category three blackwater situations, where items are contaminated by raw sewage, microbes, and dangerous chemicals. For your convenience, we service all of Chicago and the North Shore, including suburbs Evanston, Northbrook, Skokie, and Glenview.
Our Sewage Backup Cleanup Services
As a comprehensive restoration company, we go beyond sewage cleaning. We also restore your property to a safe, hygienic, clean state so that you can get life back to normal. Our comprehensive sewage backup cleaning services include:
- Removal of sewage sludge
- Removal of black water
- Professional-grade sanitizing and disinfecting
- Dry-out services for your flooring and fixtures
- Emergency, 24/7 sewage cleanup
Whether your sewage backup situation is large or small, our team is here to help you get life back to normal.
If you’re experiencing a sewage backup, it’s critical to call for immediate assistance. Our team can help you reclaim your property and keep your family safe. Call us now: 773-647-1985
Why Choose ServiceMaster by Zaba for Sewage Backup Cleanup Services in Chicago?
- 85 years of combined restoration experience
- We are available 24/7, 365 days a year
- We manage your insurance claims
- Licensed, bonded, insured
- Biohazard certified
- Friendly customer service
Our 5 Step Sewage Cleanup Process for Chicago IL & Suburbs
We’re on the scene in 90 minutes or less because we have headquarters located in Chicago, IL, and Skokie. Our experienced technicians are certified in biohazard cleanup.
- Cleanup begins by pumping out contaminated water and removing debris.
- The origin of the sewage backup is identified and addressed.
- Damaged sheetrock and floors are removed and replaced.
- Industrial dehumidifiers and air scrubbers speed up drying and sanitation processes.
- Mold remediation techniques help preserve infrastructure and belongings.
Whether your toilet is overflowing or leaking from the base, we provide sewage removal services for all situations. From repairs and cleanup to sanitation and reconstruction, we restore your property and your peace of mind.
The Dangers of Sewage Backup in Chicago Homes & Businesses
In addition to being unpleasant, sewage backup can be incredibly dangerous.
Some of the risks of sewage backup include:
- Bacterial contamination. Untreated sewage contains viruses, germs, and bacteria that can cause severe disease. The more solids the water contains, the more dangerous it is, and the more critical it is to find rapid sewage cleanup services.
- Airborne contamination. Not only is coming into physical contact with raw sewage dangerous, but the water backup can contaminate the air. These airborne contaminants can cause illness upon inhalation.
- Material contamination. When sewage contaminates a home or business, it can seep into absorbent materials like drywall, carpets, drapes, flooring materials, and more. While some of these materials can be reclaimed, it’s critical to act fast to avoid illness and additional damage to your property.
What Type of Contaminated Water do I have?
There are three types of contaminated water to be aware of. These include the following:
Category 1: “Clean Water”
Category one water comes from a clean source, like a broken water supply line or faucet. If this water is left untreated, category one water leaks can degrade into category two or three water. The factors that affect this include temperature, time, and contact with contaminants.
Category 2: “Gray Water”
This water is significantly contaminated and could cause illness if ingested. Sources of category two water include washing machine overflow, toilet overflow with liquid (but no solid) waste, or overflow from dishwashers.
Category 3: “Black Water”
This water is severely contaminated and can cause severe illness or even death if ingested. Any contact should be avoided, and cleanup services should be secured immediately. Sources of category three water include floodwater from streams or rivers, water from the toilet trap, toilet overflow that includes solid waste products, or standing water with microbial growth.
A variety of plumbing mishaps can result in a backed-up toilet, but homeowners typically face one of two common problems. Most toilet overflows are caused by malfunctioning parts or clogs in the system.
When sewage backs up in your home, you’re exposed to contaminants ranging from parasites and viruses to bacteria and fungi including hepatitis A. It’s important to address the situation as quickly as possible by calling in a restoration professional.
Typically, most policies cover 100 percent of water damages excluding your deductible. However, be sure to check coverage details with your agent.