Severe rainstorms, floods, and even spring thaws can put a strain on sanitary sewers and septic systems. Large volumes of storm water and ground water entering sewage systems can inundate them, causing back-ups into basements and on to private property. Blockages in sewer systems can also cause back-ups. Your health may be impacted if a sewage back-up occurs in your home. Sewage back-ups can contaminate your private drinking well water. It can also pollute surface water (lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams, and reservoirs used for drinking water).
Sewage contains bacteria, viruses, and other germs that can cause disease and make a contaminated house unfit for living. The health risks around sewage are dependent upon the amount of sewage, the types of germs that are in it, the amount of time it has been in contact with materials in the home, and how much and how long an occupant was exposed. Generally, the more solids (human waste) present in the water, the greater the need for prompt and proper clean-up of materials that came into direct contact with it. The most common illnesses one might acquire are generally gastrointestinal (GI) distress and/or skin rashes/infections. If you experience any GI symptoms (nausea, diarrhea, vomiting) after exposure to sewage, contact your doctor.
If you have a back-up, do not flush the toilets. Keep all children and pets away from the sewage. Cleaning up after a sewage back-up is not a pleasant job. It is imperative to call a professional water damage restoration company.
Our team of professionals will clean, remove, and decontaminate sewage damage, as well as bringing trusted plumbers on-site to fix any issues related to plumbing repair. We have microbial treatments that are proven to eliminate germs, disease, and other bacteria. We can also remove damaged floor coverings and personal property, depending on the severity of the situation. HiCaliber’s trained professionals will evaluate the problem and discuss options and costs associated with the restoration required. Sewage back-up can create a stressful and emotional situation while presenting potential health hazards and significant property loss. Let our trained professionals respond quickly to your home or business, and put your mind at ease.
Call a HiCaliber sewage specialist today to get your sewage problems flushed away.