Sewage Clean Up Services
Sewage leaks in your home or business can happen for a variety of reasons. I found out the hard way that when a toddler flushes a plastic hammer down the toilet it may get past the toilet itself but can get lodged in the pipe further down the system causing a block. This blockage caused a bathtub full of water to come shooting up through the first-floor toilet (lowest point) when it could not exit my home just as Superstorm Sandy was hitting.
All sewage leaks should be considered extremely hazardous to your health. Besides the obvious foul smell and disgusting nature of the material, sewage can harbor a variety of harmful bacteria that can cause illness for but humans and pets.
At SERVPRO, our technicians are trained to deal with these incidents and have the proper equipment to do it safely. Depending on the type of material that is contaminated a variety of equipment and techniques may be used. For example, soft porous material will need to be extracted to remove the contamination prior to sanitization. This is far more complicated than a tile or linoleum floor.
When (not if) you have a sewage mess, call the experts at SERVPRO!