Complete Sewage Cleanup Services
Experiencing a sewage backup is more than just gross and messy, it can be downright dangerous, depending on the type of water and what it was contaminated with. There are many reasons for sewage flooding:
- It can be local to your building, because of a stopped up toilet or washing machine overflow;
- Sewage backup can be related to a breakdown in neighborhood sanitary sewer and septic systems;
- Or sewage problems can result from natural disasters like a nearby river flooding or severe rainstorms.
Whatever the reason, contaminated water carries disease-causing parasites, bacteria and viruses, and requires specialized removal procedures to avoid risk of further health problems. ServiceMaster Restore® responds with the right tools and techniques to remove the hazards, water, and repair the damages.
Sewage inside a building requires specific treatment, such as removing the standing water, removing solid waste and dehumidifying the area. Porous materials such as carpeting, upholstery, and even drywall need to be removed and discarded, and other contents need to be decontaminated and restored.
DIY or Hire Professional Sewage Cleanup
While you may be tempted to DIY and use a lot of bleach water to clean up the area, that usually isn’t the best solution. Sewage cleanup companies that are certified by the Institute of inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) remain current with standards and requirements of proper cleanup and remediation. They follow specific guidelines to minimize further health risks associated with sewage backup, and know how to clean and restore your belongings to normal condition.
A qualified disaster specialist performs ongoing evaluations throughout the cleanup process which can take some time, since the area affected must be completely cleaned, decontaminated, and then thoroughly dried. Proper cleaning will eliminate further growth of microorganisms that could affect one’s health long after the sewer backup. Dehumidifying can sometimes take weeks, depending on the level of contamination and the space affected.
ServiceMaster Restoration by All-Action is trusted by thousands of local residents and businesses when basement flooding and sewage disasters happen; including entire neighborhoods needing sewer cleanup due to a failure in a sanitary line. Call us today for complete sewage cleanup, and have peace of mind that the job is done right, done completely, and with the standards that your insurance company expects.