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The Dangers of Toxic Water | SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland

2/21/2024 (Permalink)

Rusty water flows from the tap into the bathtub If contaminated water has made its way into your home, call SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland. We want to help restore your space!

Whether you think about it on a daily basis or not, there is a combination of safe water and toxic water flowing through your home every day. You may not think twice when turning on a faucet to brush your teeth or wash your hands, but the pipes that carry our wastewater away are lurking just behind our walls and under our floors. 

Contaminated water can be dangerous if it leaks or makes its way into your living areas. Even fresh water can be dangerous if it is left to sit without being cleaned up right away. 

You should always err on the side of caution when you discover mysterious water or a new puddle in your home. SERVPRO® of Friendswood/Pearland would be happy to come out and take a look! We explain some of the different types of water that may be found on your property and what to do about them.

White Water 

This is the kind of water that you are probably most familiar with, This water is the kind that comes from your pipes that is safe to consume. 

If it flows out of a busted pipe or leaks from your sink, it can be considered safe to handle if you take care of the issue right away. The longer it sits unaddressed, the higher the chance that bacteria has started to grow.

Gray Water

White water turns into gray water as soon as it has been used. Sources of gray water come from situations like overflowing washing machines, a malfunctioning dishwasher or the water that flows down your sinks after you wash your hands. 

You should wear sturdy gloves when cleaning gray water up because accidentally ingesting it can cause GI discomfort or mild illness. 

Black Water
Black water should never be cleaned up on your own. In order for it to be considered black water, this water has to have been mixed with some sort of toxic or dangerous substance. 

Sewage leaks, runoff from a flood or water that has been compromised with bodily fluids like blood are all considered hazardous. 

Where We Come In
If you come upon a sewage leak on your property or you discover a mysterious puddle in your basement, get us on the phone right away. Our sewage cleanup crew will investigate the situation, contain the area and tackle your cleanup and repairs. We have the proper protective equipment and safety gear to handle it swiftly and securely.

Sewage leaks and other toxic water situations can make many people really ill if they aren’t cleaned up the way they should be. Contact us day or night so we can get to work for you. 

Toxic water can be dangerous. Contact SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland right away for a fast cleanup.

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