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Sewage Cleanup

Sewage damage refers to the contamination and damage caused by raw sewage entering a building or property. This can occur due to various reasons such as sewage backups, faulty plumbing, floods, or septic system failures. Sewage contains harmful bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that can pose serious health risks to humans and animals.

Ensure Personal Safety:

 Before dealing with sewage damage, it is important to wear protective clothing, gloves, and boots. Avoid direct contact with sewage to avoid exposure to harmful pathogens.

Steps of Sewage Damage

When sewage damage occurs, it is crucial to take prompt action to minimize the damage and ensure the safety of occupants. Here are the general steps involved in treating sewage damage.

Stop the Source:

 If the source of sewage is still flowing or leaking, it is essential to stop it. Turn off the water supply or contact a professional plumber to address the issue.

Evacuation and Ventilation:

 If sewage is present in a heavily affected area, it may be necessary to evacuate occupants and ventilate the space to reduce the risk of airborne contaminants.

Cleanup and Disinfection:

Thoroughly clean and disinfect all affected surfaces, including floors, walls, furniture, and personal belongings. Use appropriate disinfectants recommended for sewage cleanup.

Removal of Standing Water:

Use specialized equipment like pumps to remove any standing sewage water. Proper disposal procedures should be followed for the wastewater.

Drying and Dehumidification:

Use dehumidifiers and fans to dry the affected areas. This helps prevent mold growth, which can occur when moisture is left behind.

Restoration and Repairs:

Depending on the extent of damage, repairs may be necessary for damaged infrastructure, such as plumbing or flooring. Contact professionals experienced in sewage damage restoration to ensure proper repairs.

It's important to note that sewage damage can be complex and potentially hazardous. Sewer backups should be considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause severe illnesses, and blocked water pipes can cause substantial property destruction. The bacteria could affect your water, putting you at risk for hepatitis A, giardia, tetanus, and other illnesses.

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Professional Sewage Removal and Cleanup

Sewage backups are the most common cause of sewage water damage to a home. When wastewater pipes are blocked, sewage water can overflow from the city and residential pipes into your home through its plumbing system.

 

As leaders in sewage backup cleanup, we attend to the mess, prevent mold, eliminate odor, and sanitize the damaged area for your safety. The sooner we get on the job, the better.

What Causes Sewer Blockages?

Some causes of sewer blockages are hidden and hard to detect before the damage has already occurred, while some are easier to prevent. Below are a few common causes of sewer blockages:

Solid Blockages

When you have solid objects in the sewage system, such as diapers, garbage, plastic, or other items, you will find sewage will back up in the pipeline between the city main and your home.

Nature's Infiltration

Tree roots can infiltrate pipelines at the joints, and they can start to spread all through the pipeline. This will often lead to the roots cracking and breaking the sewage pipes.

Structural Problems

Over time your sewage system and its pipes can develop issues, such as misaligned pipes, pipe collapses, and cracks or holes. These often cause sewage overflows and will require some reconstruction or replacement.

City Backup or Surge

If the city experiences a backup in a sewage line, the wastewater can overflow out of the lowest opening. This could be the basement; the overflowing sewage wastewater can leave through the home's lower drains and toilets.

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