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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Clogged Toilet

A clogged overflowing toilet can definitely create a water emergency.  This particular emergency ended up being a Category 3 Black Water loss.  When you experience black water damage, time is the enemy!  Level 3 Black Water Damage consists of water and waste coming from an outside source such as a main sewer line or septic system.  When coming into contact with contaminated water PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) should be worn to prevent micro-organisms from entering the body through direct skin contact and/or breathing in air that is contaminated.  The affected materials in the before photo which consist of drywall, baseboard and flooring were removed due to the contaminated water.  These conditions can lead to severs illness if not treated properly.