Depending on the source of the water damage, certain sanitation methods are necessary from preventing black or gray water from contaminating your home. Without professional knowledge, you can put your health and home at risk for microbe contamination.

Grey water is a form of wastewater that generally comes from showers, baths, or other types of washbasins. It doesn’t pose any immediate hazard to people or other living organisms, but it can soil your floors and furnishings.

Black water comes from sewage discharge, washing machine runoff, toilet water, or dishwasher overflows and is considered highly toxic, containing corrosive components or harmful bacteria. Do NOT attempt to remove any type of water that may come from these sources, as they can make people and pets very ill.  It requires special equipment and handling techniques to safely remove from your home or workplace.

As with any type of water damage, the sooner you call in for professional help, the higher chance your home and personal possessions can be salvaged and restored.  Water works quickly to seep into any and all crevices of the structure, and must be stopped from the source and managed by a team of certified technicians. Contact ServiceMaster Restoration by Bailey to service any and all water damage emergencies in Des Moines, Ankeny, Altoona, Pleasant Hill, and Eastern Polk County, Iowa and we guarantee you the service you need to restore peace of mind.