Water Damage Restoration Services
Why Sewage Backups Happen
Several possible reasons.
One of the most common perpetrators is – or are – tree roots. When tree roots grow unnoticed in sewer pipes, they can very easily cause a sewage backup. Roots penetrate through sewer pipes and create a blockade for all the passing substances. Eventually, there will be no holes left for the water to pass through, leading it back to your house.
Sewage backups can also happen when pipes are too deteriorated or when clogs occur, but it’s usually due to tree roots.
And even when everything is fine, severe weather may lead to a sewage backup. When too much water floods the entire sewer line, wastewater mixed with flood water will be pushed back to probably multiple properties in the area.
Why is a Sewage Backup Dangerous
Again, multiple reasons.
Escherichia coli, also known as E. coli, is a potentially very harmful bacteria that can be encountered during sewage backlogs. Normally found in the human gastrointestinal tract, E. coli is not hazardous when inside, but it is quite dangerous when outside. According to the CDC, E. coli is one of the most common contaminants in sewage, and exposure to it can result in cramps, vomiting, severe diarrhea, and dehydration.
In addition, coming into contact with sewage could lead to contracting the hepatitis A virus. This infection not only causes direct damage to the liver, but it is also highly contagious.
All of this is only the tip of the iceberg. As sewage contains all kinds of waste, including human waste, it is one of the more dangerous types of water damage. There’s no way you can handle it without an extra hand. That’s why we’re here. Call us to get assistance.
Can You Clean up Sewage on Your Own
Yes, but ONLY if the damage is small and contained to one room. Even then we wouldn’t recommend a DIY sewage cleanup if you’re not perfectly healthy, young, and fit.
Just breathing in sewage can lead to hydrogen sulfide poisoning. You’ll definitely need protective clothing – no, not just a mask but rubber gloves and boots, HEPA respirator mask with goggles, and coveralls.
If you’re going to try to play hero, regardless of what we say, just remember to evacuate everybody else. Nobody else should be even close to sewage without any protective clothing. Only let them back in once everything is disinfected.
If you’re going to play a safe bet instead and leave this work to somebody who knows the ins and outs of it and who is unlikely to mess up, call Big D Water Damage Restoration now!
Best Sewage Cleanup Services in the City!
It is imperative that you refrain from any interaction with black water and immediately contact our team in the event of a sewage backup or other emergencies that may arise in your household.
We at Big D Water Damage Restoration pride ourselves on our highly competitive pricing, our commitment to direct customer communication, and our unwavering 100% guarantee on all water damage restoration services.
Our experts consistently strive to surpass your expectations and ensure your complete satisfaction with our services, rates, and professionalism from the moment you first reach out to us to the time we say each other goodbye. Do not hesitate to call us now!