Sewage Flood Clean-up – Maybe Leave It To The Professionals
Sewage Flood Clean-up –DIY-Friendly or NOT!!!
Sewage flooding can turn out to be a complete disaster if it’s not addressed immediately. We are not talking about minor flooding incidents here that householders may well be ready to tackle, but bio-waste flood clean-up is another story. It involves risks that do not make it DIY-friendly. Cleaning up sewage flooding without professional training and equipment may put homeowners’ health, home, and wallet at risk.
Health Risks of DIY Sewage Flood Clean-up
Have you noticed the color of your sewage? If you are lucky, it’s grey – that means it’s from utilities like sinks, tubs, showers, and dishwashers. You are in trouble when you have “blackwater” which is the water from all the flushes combined with human waste. Sewage backups in homes can happen due to different reasons. These include clogs in the home’s drain pipes, tree roots, damaged sewer lines, and more.
To top it all off, blackwater contains contaminants like parasites, viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Imagine dealing with that especially when you don’t have the right protective gear and not wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). You are bringing the risk of diseases like hepatitis A and encephalitis.
Another important factor that will follow sewage flooding and you can’t clean it by DIY is mold. Mold exposure can worsen allergy and asthma symptoms, especially in children and people with compromised immune systems. And it just takes 24 hours for mold to start showing up due to the moisture, organic material, and optimal temperature it will get from sewage leaks. (AdvantaClean can take care of that as well).
Why Sewage Flood Clean-up Requires Professional Restoration
Water damage is a progressive issue, so the longer you wait to deal with standing water, the greater the damage to the home. You can still cover the damage to the carpets, furniture, walls, and much more, but think about the health risk you will be putting your family in.
Sewage flood restoration poses unique challenges and very real dangers, as explained above. AdvantaClean’s professional restoration technicians use the proper equipment and follow standard safety procedures and remediation techniques that you, as a typical homeowner, would not normally have access to.
Conclusion: Don’t DIY
Considering the difficulty and health risks of sewage clean-up, we strongly recommend hiring professionals to handle this task. If you are in Ashland, Kentucky, or the surrounding areas of Boyd & Greenup County, give us a call. We will take care of the situation for you.