The sight of a sewage backup is never pretty and flooding resulting from sewage backups can cause extensive damage to a property. Sewage contains contaminants like bacteria, fungi, parasites, or viruses, making the sewage backup cleaning a health risk as well.
Not only is the restoration job dangerous, but moisture may hide behind walls and further problems like mould growth can follow. Calling a professional restoration company is the best way to deal with a sewage flood in a basement. Yet, here’s what property owners can do to mitigate the damage in their basement before the restoration team arrives:
The flooded area should be evacuated. Sewage contaminants are hazardous to pets as well.
The electrical power in the flooded area should be turned off. Electrical wires or appliances might come in contact with standing water or wet materials.
Caution should be exercised when attempting to turn off the main circuit breaker if it’s in the basement. Electrical devices that were touched by water can be dangerous.
Those who plan to walk through sewage water should wear protective clothing like a facemask, eyeglasses, gloves, and rubber boots.
PuroClean is a leading commercial and residential restoration franchising company. Founded in 2001, the company offers fire and water cleanup and restoration services, mould mitigation and remediation, and biohazard cleanup and removal throughout the United States and Canada through its franchise network of 240 offices.