Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

When you have a sewer system backup you will be exposed to grossly unsanitary water that may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing’s team of highly trained technicians have the special training and equipment necessary to safely clean this type of contamination.

Bemidji and Beltrami County residents and business owners can rely on us to respond to sewage and toilet overflow emergencies 24-hours a day. Our technicians have the experience, equipment, and OSHA-approved protective gear necessary to safely mitigate any size of sewage backup or toilet overflow problem you are experiencing.  

In Northern Minnesota, tree roots are a common cause of sewage backups as well as clogged drains and older sewer lines which will deteriorate over time. Whatever the cause, you can count on SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing to mitigate the damage quickly and efficiently.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (218) 999-9799

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may 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: "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 3 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

24 Emergency Service

Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.