Cleaning Up After a Sewage Spill

Cleaning Up After a Sewage Spill

A severe sewage backup or overflow can be seriously hazardous to your health if you try to clean it up yourself. Sewage water is considered blackwater and is the most dangerous of all flood water types. Blackwater is defined as likely containing human or animal waste, unknown pathogens, and dangerous bacteria. It can make you extremely ill and even possibly result in death depending on the source of the blackwater. We here at ServiceMaster Superior Cleaning & Restoration Services would NEVER recommend you attempt to clean up a sewage spill or overflow by yourself. You never know what might be swimming around in that water! This is why it is absolutely crucial that you call in the professionals at ServiceMaster Superior Cleaning & Restoration Services when you experience a sewage backup, spill, or overflow in Westchester or Fairfield County. 

Do NOT DIY a Sewage Cleanup!

Wearing some gloves isn’t going to be enough to properly protect yourself from the pathogens and bacteria lurking in sewage water. Biohazardous materials, chemicals, and waste can all affect your health when interacting with this type of flood water. Our team of experts arrive on site wearing the correct protective gear for proper cleanup and begin right away. We’ll extract all the water and moisture from the floors or carpets using special commercial-grade equipment. We will also safely remove and properly clean and sanitize all contaminated items including furniture and wall-to-wall carpeting. This is the proper way to address a sewage spill and would be very difficult for you to do yourself. Our team will be able to determine what is salvageable and what is not in order to protect you from health risks.

Water Damage

Aside from the obvious contaminants involved, sewage backup is also about water damage. Depending on the severity of the flood, contaminated water could have possibly leaked underneath the floorboards or seeped deep into the carpet. You will need professional water extraction equipment and then industry level air movers and dryers to finish out the full drying process. Airborne particles will still be a concern even if you blot up all the visible moisture, this is why it’s critical to have the air dryers and dehumidifiers when it comes to water damage related jobs. This includes the possibility of mold growth. A sewage backup is the perfect breeding ground for mold to find a new home. We’re a full-service disaster restoration company, so we’re prepared to take care of all the needs required when a sewage backup occurs including mold remediation.

Sanitizing and Ensuring Safety

Proper sanitization practices are required for a safe sewage cleaning job. Preventing the spread of microbes is essential for ensuring you can safely use that space again. With the right cleaning products and solutions, ServiceMaster Superior Cleaning & Restoration can promise you that whatever part of your home or business was affected by the sewage spill will be completely sanitized and safe to enter.

ServiceMaster Superior Cleaning & Restoration Services cares about the communities in Westchester and Fairfield Counties, that’s why we’re giving you the information you need to make the right choices. Whether it’s a sewage backup or some other water damage disaster, we can help. We’re on call 24/7 for emergency water damage jobs for this very reason. Call or contact us anytime and protect yourself and your family from harmful sewage waters.