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Sewage Cleanup


Whether the source is a simple toilet overflow, water run-off from a storm or a ruptured sewage line, the professionals at Burke Emergency Restoration have the knowledge and experience to safely clean and sanitize property after a sewage emergency. Burke Emergency Restoration is available 24 hours 7 days a week in our New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine service areas. Burke Emergency Restoration is located in Manchester NH and typically services customers within a one-hour drive of Manchester.

Sewage cleanup should be left in the hands of a professional since it can contain viruses and bacteria, posing serious health risks to those who come into contact with it. A sewage emergency can bring your business and/or home to a grinding halt. Once sewage comes into contact with surfaces and contents, every precaution must be taken to ensure its timely and complete removal along with thorough sanitation using an industrial strength antimicrobial treatment.

The 3 types of Contaminated Water

Before beginning the sewage cleanup process, Burke ER will determine the appropriate plan of action based on the type of water involved:

Category 1:

Clean Water

This type of water is typically from a clean source like a broken water supply line or a leaking faucet. If not treated quickly, Category 1 water can quickly degrade into Category 2 or 3.

Category 2:

Gray Water

This type of water is considered contaminated and has the potential to cause illness or severe discomfort. Examples of Category 2 Water include a washing machine overflow, toilet overflow with some urine (no feces) or a dishwasher overflow. It may contain bacteria and viruses and can quickly degrade into Category 3 if left untreated.

Category 3:

Black Water:

Category 3 water is considered contaminated and can cause severe illness or even death if ingested. All contact should be avoided. Examples of Category 3 Water include flooding from rivers and streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl (with feces) or standing water that has begun to spawn microbial growth.

Burke ER has the Proper Techniques to Handle Sewer Backups

Burke ER has a thorough process to ensure that your sewage emergency is handled safely, and to restore your property to pre-loss condition:

  • Removal of sewage and water to eliminate bacteria, microbes, parasites and viruses.
  • Removal of all affected contents including furnishings, carpet, flooring, and all surfaces with potential contamination.
  • Placement of industrial drying and air purification equipment to thoroughly clean and dry the affected areas and prevent further damage such as mold growth.
  • Application of a broad-spectrum anti-microbial treatment to ensure a safe environment.


The most important thing to remember if you experience a sewage loss is that timing is critical. Don’t allow a sewage loss to go unattended, as a benign situation can quickly escalate to a life-threatening one. Call the professionals at Burke Emergency Restoration for sewage loss cleanup and to ensure the health and safety of your home or place of business.

For more information on Sewage Cleanup, read our newsletter, Sewer Backups, It’s a “Dirty” Subject! https://burkerestoration.com/sewer-backups-its-a-dirty-subject/