Clogs in the underground plumbing that carries wastewater away from your home in Cape Saint Claire can lead to a sewage backup in your basement. This situation makes your basement unsafe for you and your family as sewage mainly consists of mineral salts, garbage, and human waste. It’s known to professionals as black water or category three water. Immediate sewer damage cleanup is essential to returning that area of your home to its pre-damage condition. Then, you and your family can continue to enjoy your home without worrying about the next incident.
Once you discover that there is a sewage backup in your basement, you should check all the toilets, sinks, and waste pipes in your Cape Saint Claire home for blockages. If you see a blockage that you’re able to clear on your own, you should use any available tools that you have to do that. If you find that you’ll need professional assistance, call our emergency line. It’s best during this time to avoid using the toilets and sinks until the blockage has been removed. It’s an inconvenience, but it will help prevent further damage to your home. If you see standing water in your basement, never attempt to walk through it or enter the space. The organic and inorganic matter that sewage consists of can be hazardous to your health; if you can, check the sewer drain to make sure that it is accessible when the expert arrives to perform sewage damage cleanup procedures.
Assessing the Risks
Because sewer damage cleanup can be a tricky and dangerous task to complete, you should do some risk assessments before attempting to do any cleanup on your own. Sewage water is notorious as a source of many viruses and bacteria. Avoid exposing yourself to these contaminants, as they are often contracted through skin contact and can result in rashes and infections. You need to wear gloves and a mask when approaching the sewage. It’s always the best idea, after a visual inspection from a safe distance, to call professionals to handle all the cleanup for you. They’ll have the equipment and procedures to remove the sewage from your Cape Saint Claire home while staying safe and protected. Those services will usually include a full remediation plan, dehumidifying, drying, and even furniture cleaning.
DO YOU STILL HAVE Sewage Damage Cleanup QUESTIONS? TRUST NORTH ARUNDEL CONTRACTING
If you have more questions about sewer damage cleanup or if you want the professionals to take care of it for you, you can trust North Arundel Contracting. Reach us by telephone at 410-766-2855 or by fax at 410-553-2367 and visit us online. Send us an email at [email protected] and for after-hours emergencies, page us at 410-541-0328. To find out what we are up to, or for more tips and tricks, follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.