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Toilet Overflow Contaminates Forest Grove Home with Dangerous Black Water?

5/23/2023 (Permalink)

We restore water damage 24 hours a day in Washington County.

Toilets can overflow for many reasons. They can become clogged, parts can fail, or seals can crack and cause water leaks. Our local Hillsboro and Forest Grove team is a trusted leader in emergency water damage restoration services in Washington County. We have the training, equipment, and experience to restore any sewer backup quickly and efficiently. Here are the three classifications for contaminated water:

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 three 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

Category 2: "Gray Water"

  • It may contain bacteria and viruses
  • It can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category two or three

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