When some people think about sewage damage in their home, they assume it’s not a huge deal – it’s just a regular water damage situation with dirtier water, right? After all, a leaky faucet in your bathroom is harmless – why should sewage be any different?
Sewage in your home, however, can cause a tremendous amount of damage and is a serious threat to your health and the health of your loved ones. For example, sewage can contain E. Coli or the Hepatitis B virus. But don’t panic – if you know how to handle the situation correctly, you can ensure that the damage is dealt with swiftly and proper sewage cleanup is performed. Keep reading to find out more, and if you have any questions, contact us at (610) 524-8003.
Don’t Try to Handle the Situation Yourself
We know it’s tempting to try to handle the situation yourself. You probably figure that all you need to fix the situation is a mop and bucket. However, sewage is nothing to mess with, especially if you have no experience with it. Even putting on gloves isn’t enough. You have to take the situation seriously and be cautious with the cleanup approach because this isn’t like a normal water damage removal situation. Don’t allow the elderly, sick, pregnant women, children, or pets to go near the sewage. They should be kept away from the home until a professional says it’s safe to go back inside.
Know When Something Can’t Be Saved
In general, if something made contact with sewage, it needs to be thrown away, and there are certain rules you need to follow. You can’t simply throw damaged items into your kitchen trash can. Carpeting, bedding, and clothing should be replaced during the sewage cleanup process, as attempting to clean these items may be impossible and not worth the expense.
Contact ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration of Frazer, PA for reliable sewage cleanup assistance. Contact us on our website or call us at (610) 524-8003.