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When it comes to water damage containing blackwater, American Restoration Water & Fire is trained in how to disinfect contaminated materials within your home properly. Blackwater is a sanitation term that describes wastewater from toilets and septic tanks containing pathogens. 

What are the dangers of blackwater? Blackwater has urine and fecal matter flushed down with toilet water and is distinguished from greywater, which comes from sinks, showers, dishwashers, and washing machines.

Once blackwater enters the home, it must be treated immediately. Because blackwater is contaminated with microbes and toxic materials, it can be dangerous to you and your family. Blackwater contains strains of bacteria like E. Coli and campylobacteriosis, which wreak havoc on the digestive tract. 

As with any water damage, mold can begin to grow in your home if not properly mitigated. Blackwater mold can appear within 24 hours of the damage. 

How can you safely remove blackwater damage? Because blackwater is so toxic, it can damage entire ecosystems, so dumping it into open areas outside is not a good idea. This is especially true if you have a well because this contaminated water can enter your well water as it seeps into the ground. 

Calling American Restoration Water & Fire is your best bet! Our water damage experts are trained to respond to every type of water damage situation. First, we will work on removing all materials that have been affected. Next, we will place pumps to remove excess black water and large fans to dry the area. The final step is the restoration process. No need to fear; we work directly with your homeowner’s insurance to help ease the stress of this situation, and we work diligently to get you back in your home. Blackwater damage is no joke, and our expert water damage restoration technicians understand the importance of getting you and your family back into a safe living environment.