As you can imagine, sewage cleanup is a nasty, dirty job — one that every homeowner hopes they never have to deal with.
Thankfully, homeowners don’t have to worry about the cleanup portion of these emergencies because our skilled crew will do it for you. Human waste and sewage contamination are incredibly harmful to people and animals, making conditions unlivable and significantly increasing disease possibilities. For these reasons, it is essential to clean up waste, sewage, and even water that comes from the sewer as soon as possible — ideally before it has time to spread bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms through your home.
A knowledgeable and experienced professional sewage cleanup team can safely and effectively sanitize contaminated areas. Continue reading about sewage damage and the cleanup process below.
Common Causes of Sewage Backups
There are many reasons why sewage backups and contamination can occur. Here are a few of the causes that we see most often:
Drain Blockage — The most common reason for sewage backups is when a toilet or other drain pipe gets blocked. This can occur because of a chronic buildup within the drain or because something has gone down the drain that shouldn’t have, such as paper towels, diapers, feminine products, etc.
Structural Plumbing Damage — When plumbing systems are not installed or set up correctly, they will likely suffer damage over time that causes them to break, resulting in sewage and wastewater spread throughout your home.
Sewer Surges — Sewers are a complex system of pipes affected by differing water pressures. If something goes wrong within this network of pipes, it can cause a sewer surge that shoots water and waste back up through your drains.
The Sewage Cleanup Process
The sewage and wastewater cleanup process is highly involved and complicated. Here is a peek into what these processes, procedures, and services look like:
Sewage and Wastewater Removal — First things first, sewage and wastewater are immediately removed to not spread further or develop harmful diseases.
Removal of Contaminated Surfaces — In many cases, any surfaces that have been exposed to sewage contamination must be removed (or at the very least, deep cleaned). This includes hard flooring and carpeting, personal belongings, furniture, walls, counters, and many other surfaces.
Air Purification and Ventilation — Once everything has been removed, industrial air movers are brought in to clean the air in the property. These machines also aid the drying-out process and remove any remaining moisture in the affected space.
Micro Sanitation Process — The deep cleaning process can begin after the area is dried out. This will destroy any hint of pathogens in your property to prevent the growth of future molds and odors.
Contact Restoremasters for Your Sewage Cleanup Needs
If your business or home in the Salt Lake City area requires sewage cleanup or has suffered another disaster, contact the knowledgeable professionals at Restoremasters. With more than 20 years of experience, our skilled technicians are here to help those along the Wasatch Front when their properties have become affected by sewage backups. After emergency strikes, contact us.