Sewage backup in your living or working space is a nuisance; frankly, nobody should have to live with. Not remedying the problem early can have dangerous consequences.
Water from an overflowing or clogged up sewage system is not only extremely unsanitary but contains various bacteria and viruses that can lead to serious health implications. Dealing with sewage backup is something you should never attempt to do on your own. It requires specialized equipment and training to safely clean up the mess, decontaminate all active areas and make the place habitable again.
Understanding Varying Levels of Contamination
A sewage problem in your space might mean varying degrees of contamination. For example:
If there’s a broken faucet or supply line causing water to leak, it might not immediately pose any risk; however, depending on temperature and existing humidity levels, clean water can easily degrade into the contaminated water if left untreated.
If clean water comes into contact with contaminants and is left untreated, it turns into gray water which can cause a lot of discomforts and even illness if consumed. If you have an overflowing washing machine, dishwasher or toilet that contains signs of contaminated water, there is a high risk of bacteria and viruses contaminating your main water supply source.
If gray water is left untreated, it turns into black water which is not only extremely unsanitary but can lead to severe illnesses, including death, if it is ingested or even come into contact with. This category of water might come from rivers and streams as a result of flooding, from an overflowing toilet bowl with feces or water that has been stagnant for too long, leading to microbial growth.
Sewer backups are one of the main reasons of black water, however, if the right steps are taken, the situation can easily be contained and reversed.
Why Choose Us
Dark water intrusions and sewage backups are unsavory and foul-smelling deposits that you just don’t need in your living or working space. We have specialized personnel who are equipped with the latest gadgets and resources to effectively decontaminate all affected areas and ensure all sewage is properly removed. Also, the area is cleaned, disinfected and deodorized.
Ridding the place of odor is a monumental task on its own. We’re going to leave no stone unturned in effectively identifying all sources and removing all traces on a permanent basis. Our sewage cleanup technicians have access to leading commercial-grade odor removal products in the market which can penetrate surfaces to ensure that no traces of a sewage backup are left behind.
Sewage cleanup and the science of eliminating odors can be a tricky maze to maneuver. Contact us today at (806) 414-3787 to report a sewage backup, and we’ll dispatch a team almost immediately to begin the restoration process.