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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Storm Flooding Causes Black Water Contamination

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Do you know that stormwater can carry dangerous contaminants? Our team is trained and certified to restore areas compromised by contaminated stormwater by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stormwater carries disease-causing bacteria and viruses. Stormwater runoff should be mitigated by trained professionals who have the proper protective gear and equipment. Here is some information on stormwater, or "black water" contamination from our website:

"Black Water" Contamination – Category 3 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

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