A sewage spill or backup, despite the obvious ‘gross’ factor, has a number of hidden dangers that can affect your health and property. Without professional help to sanitize the area, your home will be at risk for additional damage in the aftermath of a disaster. By being aware of the situation as well as the harmful health effects, you’ll be able to reduce your risk of exposure to bacteria, viruses, and parasites. You’ll also understand the importance of cleaning and drying out the affected area as quickly as possible.
For over 20 years our certified professionals at Restore Pro have helped homeowners manage property disasters. We understand the risks involved with these incidents and are trained to expertly clean and protect your family and home. With sewage spills, there are a number of reasons to call in the professionals, and below, we offer three of the main explanations as to why you should bring in a professional restoration team when you do experience a sewage problem.
- Contamination: Bacteria and viruses contaminate sewage and cause a multitude of illnesses. E. coli and Salmonella are commonly found in raw sewage and can cause serious health issues. Contracting Hepatitis and other infectious diseases are also possible. Airborne pathogens and harmful skin irritants can quickly make you sick. If for any reason you need to be in the area, wear proper protective clothing and a mask. Before moving into a ‘clean zone,’ remove and dispose of any item of protective gear that came into contact with the sewage in order to prevent additional contamination.
- Water Damage: With raw sewage comes water which in itself can damage your home. Water will seep into cracks which can then expand and contract causing additional damage to your foundation. Likewise, walls and insulation will absorb the contaminated water. These will most likely need to be removed or, at the very least, thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and dried.
- Mold Growth: High levels of humidity will create a breeding zone for mold if the polluted and water logged items are not properly treated. Both porous and non-porous surfaces should be sanitized and dried with professional-grade equipment.
We will work with you to determine the best solution for your needs. When you experience a raw sewage catastrophe, do your best to stay out of the contaminated area and call in a professional crew trained to handle the job. Keep pets and family members away from the area until the clean-up process is complete. Doing so will prevent you and your family from harmful hazards.
We are always available to answer your questions and we work to ensure you have all the information you need so you can make knowledgeable decisions that best protect your family and property. Our team will sanitize and dry any items that can be saved while following industry disposal standards to reduce the risk of additional contamination. Call to speak with one of our experts at 1-800-847-0114. For more information regarding Sewage Clean-up Services visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RestorePro911.