Sewage spillages pose a risk of health hazards. It also looks and smells unpleasant. You need to be careful about sewage-related issues. It is a risky task, so it would be better to hire sewage cleaning services. Sydney is low-lying land, so you should not neglect it. 

How is Sewage Damage Contamination Classified? 

Sewage damage contamination is classified based on the severity of damage and the category of spills. The categories are pre-determined with fixed and effective cleanup methodologies. 

Category 1: Clean Water 

It is not considered sewage. In some cases, it becomes hazardous to remove from hygroscopic surfaces. 

Category 2: Grey Water 

As the name suggests, greywater comes from washing machines, toilets, and dishwashers. It should be extracted as quickly as possible to ensure contamination is kept to a minimum range. 

Category 3: Black Water 

It is the worst form of water that leads to biohazards contamination. Chemical waste, urine, medical waste are all sources of black water. Category 3 sewage should be cleaned as a priority. As professionals, we use protective gear to clean the sewage water, but keeping your family members safe is the most important factor of our restoration process. 

Pathogens in Black Water 

Blackwater contains different hazardous pathogens. Some of them are: 

  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Fungi
  • Parasites

If you think you are a victim of black water damage, then move your family members to a safer place and call professional sewage water cleaning Sydney services for emergency cleaning. 

What are the Risks of Sewage Contamination to Your Health? 

Due to bacterial infections, the health risk associated with this task is severe. Bacteria such as E. Coli, Botulism, Salmonellosis, Dysentery, Leptospirosis lead to various chronic diseases like fever, respiratory failure, diarrhea, double vision, etc.  

A severe infection like Hepatitis can be the result of black water contamination. Some of the viral infections, like the Hepatitis family of viruses, are not treatable by antibiotics; even no known cure is available for these viruses.  

Sewage water cleaning Sydney professionals are well trained and certified to do this job for you. Emergency Flood Restoration Sydney knows how to deal with various categories of water. 

Dangers of Raw Sewage 

Some of the dangers related to raw sewage are:  

  • It contains bacteria, fungus, and viruses that can cause illnesses.
  • It leads to Hepatitis.
  • Sewer gas leads to unconsciousness and even death.
  • It can enter your body through your mouth or cuts. It can also enter with hand-to-mouth contact and sewer splashes. 

Be careful when your property is affected by sewer backflow. Please use a mask, sanitizers, rubber gloves, boots, and eye protection to keep your family members safe. 

If left untreated, it leads to mold growth and complete structural damage to your property. You should call professionals for sewage cleanup. 

Now we are going to discuss the dangers of raw sewage in different sections of your property.  


If there is raw sewage in your home, it creates health issues like fever, vomiting, gastroenteritis, infection, and many other diseases. It breaks into your room in any form- airborne, physical or other contamination. 

If you inhale this, you can be unconscious; even there is a possibility of death. You should not continue to inhale the toxic vapor for a long time. 


In Yard 

If there is any large open area full of sewage on your premises, do not enter the area. Instead, call the sewage cleaning services Sydney to eliminate the black water and fix the leakage. The service provider refers you to a qualified cleanup crew to handle the sewage-related issues in your yard. 

Please keep your family members and pets away from the contaminated place. You can also contact your insurance agent to notify them about the damage. 

Under the House 

Broken sewer lines or plumbing malfunction can be the reason for under the house sewage. This is the most common cause of sewer contamination, especially if the pipes are older. You should call sewage cleanup professionals as soon as possible to eliminate the sewer. They come with pumps and other industry-grade equipment to clean the area. 

In The Basement 

The main reason for the basement sewer problem is mainline malfunctions. Sewer backflows into your basement because it is the lowest point of your house.   

Besides that, it may also happen due to clogged drains. Please do not try to resolve this alone; call professionals for the best result.   

We offer 24/7 emergency services to meet all your sewage cleanup-related requirements in Sydney. Please feel free to call us, and our professionals will reach your location within one hour of the booking.  

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