Why Professional Cleanup is Needed After a Sewage Spill

Sewage spills almost always happen without warning, and each needs to be treated as an emergency. A sewage leak or backup can be caused by a blocked sewer line, rain-induced overflow, or an aging sewer system. Sewage cleanup can also refer to a severe washing machine backup or a broken water line. These kinds of critical issues should always be handed over to a professional cleanup company like RestorePro to minimize the risk of further damage, lingering odors, and, most importantly, severe illness.

Sewage cleanup doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Read on to see why it’s critical to leave the job in the hands of the pros where it belongs.

A Fast Response is Critical

Time is one of the most crucial factors of successful sewage spill treatment. Once you’ve identified a sewage leak or backup, your next step is to call RestorePro. The longer you wait, the more damage the sewage and water will do and the more the contamination will spread. Don’t take your time debating whether or not to tackle the problem yourself—it’s always recommended for homeowners to contact a professional sewage cleanup service, like RestorePro, to treat sewage leaks and backups.

Illness Prevention

Contaminated water can cause serious illness due to a host of bacteria, viruses, and other harmful microbes, as well as toxic chemicals. Preventing illness is one of the top reasons to contact a professional cleanup crew when dealing with a sewage spill. Even if the area seems clean visibility, decontamination is essential as the area will still be harboring these dangerous toxic microbes. RestorePro’s dedicated crew utilizes a full range of protective gear to prevent any cross-contamination.

Elimination of Lingering Odors

Not only is illness a risk, but there are also other considerations. Sewage water brings with it extremely unpleasant odors that can be difficult to remove. The area must be treated correctly and aired out to prevent this odor from lingering. RestorePro uses expedient, effective techniques that eliminating unpleasant odors at the source.

Professional decontamination is the most effective and comprehensive option, with proven techniques for properly cleaning sewage spills. At RestorePro, we have the training and experience necessary to treat your furniture, flooring, and other property and belongings. The area will be properly treated, cleaned, and decontaminated with state-of-the-art equipment.

Don’t risk your safety or that of your family members by attempting cleanup yourself. Without professional intervention, it’s nearly impossible to properly eliminate all sources of contamination. Bleach and other household cleaners offer inadequate protection for sewage leaks and spills as they only treat the problems on the surface, and put you in harm’s way by exposing you to untreated sewage and harmful microbes.

For residents of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, RestorePro offers 24 hour emergency services to assist with many issues, including sewage cleanup, and is available 365 days a year. Our professionals are trained and have all received AMRT (Applied Microbial Remedial Technician) certifications. For more information on the professional cleanup services RestorePro offers, visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RestorePro911/.