Sewage Backup Service
Water is the only indoor element that causes long-term destruction. As it moves, it dissolves materials and promotes microorganism growth. Water carries a lot of harmful substances. Sewage backup causes out of control problems. Deadly water comes into the home through basins, sinks, and toilets. That water has an infestation of unhealthy bacteria and germs.
Sewage damage threatens indoor air quality. It affects people living in a residence in which it occurs. People with respiratory or immune system problems, the elderly, and small children are particularly at risk.
It is sometimes necessary to handle a situation before help arrives. In that instance, dispose of any items that are incapable of washing and disinfecting. Wash all contaminated surfaces with warm, soapy water. Disinfect with a solution of one cup bleach to a gallon or less of water. Ammonia and bleach create a hazardous and toxic vapor when mixed. Avoid using ammonia for sewer clean-up.
Myths About Sewage
The following are fallacies the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration wants to dispel.
•It is not true that river, lake, or ocean sewage is clean. Contaminants such as pesticides, bacteria, and microorganisms are in the water. In a very short time, water trapped under floor coverings and inside walls become a health hazard with a bad smell.
•Sewage-saturated carpets are not salvageable. Porous materials like paper goods, wicker, bedding, upholstery, carpets and pads are in need of disposal. Any fabric not capable of laundering in hot water, is not safe.
•A partially-flooded building is not safe unless sealed off to prevent other areas from cross-contamination. Trained professionals use specialized equipment to restore damaged areas.
Common Cause of Sewage Backup
A number of reasons are responsible for a backup. The most common is blockage of the pipes. Flushing inappropriate items or buildup of grease, hair, or garbage often cause blockage. Plant roots sometimes cause structural damage to the pipes. No matter the reason, let a cleanup specialist identify the problem at its source and fix it as quickly as possible.
The Cleanup Process
Timing is everything when dealing with sewage damage. Fast and efficient treatment is necessary. Health concerns are the first to be addressed. Protecting personal belongings damaged by sewage and minimizing loss of personal property are the next concerns.
The specialists prevent further contamination and damage by acting quickly to remove sewage and repair the leak. Just about everything is subject to water seepage. All infected areas including furniture, walls, carpets, floorboards, air vents in walls, and other contaminated items are in need of immediate attention to prevent bio-contamination from spreading.
Contaminants include parasites, viruses, fungi, and bacteria. Mold growing on material is also an indication of needed treatment.
Experts make an on-site survey and provide an estimate for restoration. Professionals inspect the whole house to ensure it is cleansed of waste water and sewage back flow. Industrial equipment is needed for the job. They remove sewage using water pumps. Specialists remove moisture by deploying industrial air blowers and dehumidifiers. Sanitizers destroy bacteria and germs. Professionals work with insurance companies to coordinate payment.