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How to clean up after sewer damage

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage in the home is bad enough. Sewer damage is an even bigger problem. Not only can the water ruin your belongings, but it can leave behind an unbearable odor. Also, sewer water can be lethal. Only professionals should handle sewer cleanup, but there are some important points you should know about to make this process successful.

Your Initial Responsibilities

As soon as you notice a sewer backup or other sewage problems in your home, you should contact your city's utility company immediately. If you notice black water, get family members out of the home immediately, and do the following:

  • Turn off the electricity to your home.
  • Remove valuables from harm's way if you can do so without touching the water.
  • Call a professional sewer cleanup company.

Safety First
A sewer cleanup is an emergency that you shouldn't take lightly. Within sewer water are contaminants including human waste. This water can be dangerous if you come in contact with it. If ingested, the water can be lethal. Do not let anyone in your household, including pets, get near the water.

What the Pros Will Do
Professional crews in Gainesville, GA, have the experience and skill to safely clean up your home and free it from sewage problems. Technicians have the right equipment to get into the water to remove it from your home. The company will thoroughly dry the area and sanitize it. This will keep mold from growing and spreading. The team can also deodorize your home to get rid of the unpleasant smell.

Never try sewer cleanup by yourself. This critical job is best left for knowledgeable experts. If you follow these guidelines, you can stay safe and get your home back into once piece as soon as possible.

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