Sewage Backups Stink. The Clean Up Doesn't Have To.
We know that when you have a toilet overflow or flood that contains sewage in your basement, you may be tempted to clean up the mess yourself.
Let’s face it, most homeowners would rather avoid an insurance deductible when possible. And, yes, there are times when flooding is minor enough that a homeowner can clean it up themselves. However, in the case of a toilet overflow or sewage flooding, we advise against this. It’s simply not worth the potential health risks.
Sewage is not clean water - it contains “gray” and even sometimes ”black” water. Gray, or CAT 2, water contains discharge from utilities such as sinks, tubs, showers, and dishwashers. Black, or CAT 3, water is what you have if there has been a toilet overflow with feces (which is often the case) or a sewage backup.
Sewage floodwater contains contaminants including parasites, viruses and bacteria. Touching sewage water without protective gear on can be a serious risk to your health. Improper clean up of Gray or Black Water can leave behind those contaminants and cause subsequent problems and mold growth.
As a professional restoration company with decades of experience, we restore your home by:
- Pumping out the sewage water and removing any remaining debris
- Removing wet and contaminated drywall, flooring and other structural material
- Using industrial dehumidifiers and air scrubbers to speed up the drying process
- Sanitizing the area using specialized cleaners and procedures; this helps eliminate bacteria and mold to prevent health risks and preserve infrastructure and belongings.
- Restoring your home to prime condition. Our Building Services team is available to replace walls, ceilings, flooring and even your entire bathroom if necessary.