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Sewage backups often result in a big stinky mess. But before you fetch your plunger, bucket, and mop, make sure you know the risks involved.
Sewage often carries contaminants and even viruses that can make you, your family members, and your pets sick. The best way to mitigate the damage from a sewage backup is to call your local property restoration company to manage any sewage cleanup properly.
Sewage backups can occur in basements, through floor drains, or from toilets overflowing. A sewage backup can commonly occur due to:
While some sewage overflows are pretty noticeable and can occur suddenly. Other signs that you have a sewage problem are if you detect:
Besides the damage that sewage backups can cause to your home, there are also significant health risks due to harmful microorganisms in wastewater and raw sewage. Risks include:
It is essential to protect your family from harm by following these steps when a sewage backup occurs:
Learn more by reading How to Handle a Sewage Backup on a Commercial Property.
Proserve DKI’s professional biohazard cleanup team has the protective equipment and knowledge to remove all contaminants and repair damage with thorough sewer cleanup in Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo. Contact us at 1-780-791-3663 for 24/7, 365-day emergency disaster relief.