There is little time to waste when it comes to cleaning up sewer damage. Sewage spills pose significant health and environmental risks. Because of the bacteria, parasites, fungi, and viruses that fester in raw sewage’s waste and excrement, it cannot be left standing for a prolonged period of time. Sewage damage cleanup must begin immediately to mitigate its damage. Otherwise, water finds its way into hard to access areas of the home for bacteria and other organisms to permeate into the materials of the structure.
Naturally, exposure to the toxic fumes and airborne bacteria this cross contamination produces severely jeopardizes the health of all occupants of the property. Diseases like bacillary dysentery, hepatitis, salmonella, e.coli, legionnaires disease, asthma, and skin infections or fatal damage to the liver, kidneys, and blood can all develop from contact or inhalation of sewage contaminated water or articles.
Here are a few common culprits responsible for sewage damage restoration or sewer back-up cleaning.
- Toilet seepage
- Corroded pipes
- Blocked pipes
- Uncontrolled large tree roots
- Sewer overflow from heavy rains/flooding
- Blocked sewer line
Call Upon Professionals for Sewage Cleanup and Backup Removal
We recognize that many people have a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) attitude when issues arise. So, the team here at Certified Priority Restoration (CPR) is commonly asked if a sewer back-up cleaning can be done without the use of a professional remediation service. While you may be able to handle cleanup yourself if the spill or backup is contained to a small area, remember that sewage often migrates into hard to reach areas where it can sometimes seep into carpeting, flooring, upholstery, drywall, insulation, or even your home’s foundation. Even if a spill seems well-contained, can you guarantee that it hasn’t seeped through cracks and openings into the walls and flooring beyond the seemingly contained area? Also, is the area well-ventilated enough to guarantee that nothing is airborne?
Remember that sewage exposure puts everyone’s health and safety is at risk. Even if you’ve put on gloves, a protective suit, and respiratory mask to clean things up to the best of your ability, are you confident enough that the area is clean and sterilized enough for everyone to safely reoccupy the premises?
Our sewage cleanup and removal technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to quickly remove sewer water, raw sewage, and mud from underneath and inside your property. Additionally our well-trained technicians treat all infected areas in the home to eradicate the spread of biohazards. Through our sophisticated clean-up tools, knowledge, expertise, and experience, we can ensure that your home is completely cleaned, sanitized, and safe to reoccupy.
If you have questions regarding sewage cleanup or sewage removal, call the experts from Certified Priority Restoration at 561-847-3495 for professional advice backed by 35 years of experience.