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Sewage in Hudson, NY

10/26/2021 (Permalink)

Contaminated Water with Sewage in Hudson, NY Home Basement.

SERVPRO of Columbia and Greene Counties was called to a home in Hudson, NY, that had contaminated water backed up into their basement. Did you know there are three major types of contaminated water? The first type of contaminated water is, “Clean Water.” This water is from a clean source, but through a broken line or pipe. This water does not pose an immediate risk to personal health, but if gone untreated; can degrade into category 2 or 3. The second category of contaminated water is “Grey Water,” which is water with a significant level of contamination. This water can have a cloudy or darkened appearance. This water can come from overflowing toilets, pipes, washing machines, and dishwashers. Even from a seemingly clean source as a dishwasher, this contaminated water could contain bacteria that can be harmful if not taken care of quickly. The third category of contaminated water, which we can see in this Hudson home's basement; is “Black Water.” This water is grossly unsanitary and should be avoided at all costs. Luckily, SERVPRO of Columbia and Greene Counties has 24/7 Emergency Services and can help you with any water damage: whether category 1 or category 3. We can inspect any contaminated water to determine the type and create an action plan to restore your home safely and quickly.

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