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What is Black Water Damage?

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

Black water is highly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death.  You should avoid ingesting and any contact should be avoided at all costs. Black water may contain some of the following:

  • raw sewage
  • chemicals 
  • bacteria


  • If water has impacted surfaces and furnishings, treat them as if they are toxic, until properly decontaminated.
  • To prevent further contamination, wash your hands frequently.
  • Keep your children, your pets, and yourself out of contaminated areas. 

Do NOT...

  • Attempt to decontaminate surfaces yourself with sprays and over-the-counter germicidal products, which may not fully disinfect contaminated surfaces. 

Call SERVPRO of Howell/Wall as soon as possible at 732-577-1010 and let our highly trained and licensed expert professionals ensure proper clean up and decontamination. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is fully trained and equipped with the knowledge to restore your property and make it "Like it never even happened."

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