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What To Do Until Help Arrives: Water Damage - Contaminated

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Drains clogged

Water Damage from Contaminated Water Source

Have you ever had a toilet overflow, sewer back up, or a drain clog in your house? Then this looks familiar to you. Here are some tips to help. 


  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage water.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items. 
  • Understand contaminants can become airborne, so minimize traffic/disturbances in the affected area.
  • Call SERVPRO of Coos, Curry & Del Norte Counties immediately at 541-808-2600.


  • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Turn on HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Use household fans to dry structure or items, or spread contaminants.
  • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas. 

Call SERVPRO of Coos, Curry & Del Norte Counties today at 541-808-2600. We are faster to any size disaster. 

Note: If exposed to harmful waste, OSHA recommends a post-exposure medical evaluation. Please contact your physician. 

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