Black Water Intrusion
Black water, muddy water in a house, no big deal? Actually it is a big deal. When muddy water flows into a structure it is often because creeks, and other ground water rise high enough to flow into the structure. The water will carry contaminates with it hat include oil, sewage, animal waste, and chemicals such as fertilizers. The water is classified as contaminated. In serious situations, ground water flooding may even contain bacteria from rotting animals. The United States EPA expects restoration companies to treat ground water as "black water" that can make a person sick or even die if they were to ingest it. At SERVPRO of San Leandro, we treat ground water flooding as a serious matter and we clean it up in a professional and cautious way that protects human health.