Water damage that contains sewage is the most dangerous form of water damage. Sewage is wastewater that is intended to be carried away from the home. This includes water from your dishwasher, shower, bath, washing machine, sinks, and toilets. This type of water is carried to a waste management plant. If a flooding event includes sewage, it becomes a major problem due to its source.
Sewage contains extremely harmful substances that can cause major health issues. This wastewater contains parasites, viruses, bacteria, and fungi – and needs to be cleaned up immediately. Sewage water that is not cleaned up properly is often the source of black mold growth – which can be deadly.
We don’t advise anyone attempt to clean up sewage waters on his own, but if you need to, make sure to take every precaution. You must wear waterproof boots, gloves, and clothing to cover all of your skin. It’s vital you wear a mask to avoid breathing in anything that can make you sick. If you come into contact with sewage filled floodwaters, be sure to wash the area thoroughly with strong cleaners and hot water.
Any item that has come into contact with sewage floodwaters should be discarded. It’s not worth the risk trying to save these items. It’s even advised that you double-bag all contaminated items before putting them in the garbage in case the bags break open – which they tend to do.
It is our recommendation that you contact a water restoration company when sewage flooding occurs due to the risks involved. At RestorePro, we are experts in dealing with this type of hazard and are available day and night.
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The team that was sent to our house was wonderful. Their experience and professionalism in our situation was outstanding. I was concerned about our children and they took every precaution (air purifier, microbial spray) to keep them safe. Not only did they have good work ethics, they were personable and caring as well.Angela and Scott S.