Any amount of water damage to your property can be difficult to deal with, but that difficulty multiplies when you are dealing with a sewage leak. Sewage can contaminate your property through a variety of sources, everything from a broken pipe to bathtub, shower, and toilet overflow, to contaminated water that is flooding in from unknown sources. Luckily, the team at Core Property Restoration has the equipment and training to handle dangerous sewage leaks. Our Mobile Catastrophic Team travels the United States, enabling us to bring help when and where you need it most. At Core Property Restoration we know that in a water damage emergency—especially one involving sewage contamination, the last thing anyone wants to do is wait for business hours—that’s why Core Property Restoration offers emergency water and sewage damage restoration and mitigation services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—even on nights and weekends. When you call Core Property Restoration, you know that you’re getting the best emergency water damage services that your area has to offer. Our service technicians are fast-responding, courteous, and efficient. Call (800) 610-6084 or email Core Property Restoration at as soon as you become aware of sewage or other water damage to your home or business. We handle both commercial and residential properties, and take great pride in our record of 100% customer satisfaction. Even if your situation does not constitute an emergency, we can come to your location for a free assessment.

Everyone knows that sewage contamination can be messy, unpleasant, and dirty—but it can also be a very serious health hazard as well. Sewage is sometimes referred to in the restoration business as “black water” or as a “Category 3” water damage situation. This simply means that the source of the water damage contains bacteria or other pathogens that are considered “grossly unsanitary” and dangerous to come into contact with. If you find yourself facing any sort of Category 3 water damage situation, it is important to minimize or avoid contact whenever possible. Sewage contamination creates a dangerous biological hazard that can result in temporary or even permanent illness for those who are unfortunate enough to come into contact with it. At Core Property Restoration, we make sure that all of our sewage overflow and contamination experts have been trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to ensure that they are skilled in the proper containment and safety techniques to minimize the danger to themselves and others. Untrained personnel should never attempt to clean up sewage leaks or contaminated water from an unknown source without professional help. To do so risks your health and the health of those other occupants in your building. If you suspect that the water damage done to your property has been contaminated by sewage or other unsavory elements, please do the responsible thing and engage the services of trained professionals. Call or email Core Property Restoration and let us handle it for you.

Water damage in general, and sewage-contaminated water in particular, can be extremely difficult to contain, sanitize, and properly dry out. Without the proper tools to diagnose, locate, and dry out every area that has been affected by water damage, you run the risk that pockets of evaporated water will form in areas that are difficult to reach like below the floorboards, in attics and basements, crawlspaces, and saturating the insulation between the walls. When this happens, these pockets of saturation not only trap harmful biological contaminants and bacteria, but also the bad smells associated with a sewage leak. Worse, the heightened humidity forms a perfect habitat for mold colonies, which can present a harmful element to your indoor environment all its own. Mold colonies can form in as little as 48 to 72 hours after the event of saturation, whether the water that affects your property is contaminated by sewage, or relatively clean. Unless the property is thoroughly dried with professional-grade dehumidifiers and other specialized equipment, mold is nearly certain to grow.

When mold colonizes your property, there can be all sorts of nasty repercussions. Mold spores are microscopic, hard to trace, and can be harmful to living creatures as well as organic materials. Mold can grow just about anywhere, and any porous surface like wood, fabric, carpet padding, and even certain types of stone can be susceptible. Once a mold colony forms, it can grow quickly, and become tenacious and difficult to eliminate without professional help. At Core Property Restoration we have advanced mold detection and removal techniques that allow us to diagnose, locate, and eliminate your mold problem before it becomes a hazard. While some strains of mold are relatively harmless, there are a few that are anything but. The presence of “black mold” on your property can lower its value, as well as cause severe health risks for anyone who comes into contact with it. Compound this with the health risks already present from the sewage, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster!

Sewage contamination can be extremely dangerous, and any flooding from an unknown or outside source should be regarded as hazardous. If you are not certain of the source of your water damage, the experts at Core Property Restoration advise that you execute caution when approaching any water damage. Contamination may come from many sources—nearby gardens and fields can contribute dangerous fertilizers to the flood waters, highways and roads can carry fluids that spread into the water table, and then there is contamination due to sewage overflow. Sewage-contaminated waters may carry harmful bacteria and other pathogens that can make unwary victims extremely ill. The safest way to handle any water damage is to call in a professional team. Let Core Property Restoration handle things safely and professionally, leaving you with a property that has been completely restored back to its pre-loss state—every time.