Sewer backups are never fun to experience for any property owner. They can be messy and expensive to clean; however, you should never handle the cleanup process yourself, due to the number of bacteria and pathogens contained within the water. In addition, if the water is not removed properly, your building materials can suffer significant damage from the remaining wastewater.
In the event that you have found a sewage backup on your property, don’t hesitate to call ServiceMaster Restoration by Century for emergency sewer cleanup services if you live in the Pearland, TX area. Our technicians are available 24/7 and will arrive immediately to prevent the damage from spreading and have the contaminated area safely returned to its original condition.
Damages Caused by Sewage Contamination
When sewage water affects a particular area, it will spread to penetrate the building materials and contaminate other areas of the property. That is why ServiceMaster Restoration by Century considers all sewer cleanup jobs emergencies. In addition, sewage water also poses a severe threat to the health and safety of everyone residing on the property as it contains dangerous bacteria and pathogens from the urine, feces, and other biohazards.
Unfortunately, there are also a number of causes of sewer backups, including flushing large objects down the drain to clog the pipe. When the water is not able to flow past the object, the applied pressure will push it in the opposite direction to overflow the drain and create a dangerous mess.
Other cases involve flooding basements because the water has penetrated through the floor or walls from an underground pipe burst. If a tree root wraps around the sewer pipe, too much pressure will cause it to break and allow water to flow into the foundation and flood the basement, contaminating all building materials and furnishings.
Cleanup of Sewage Backups
Sewage cleanups are regarded as emergencies for all properties because ServiceMaster Restoration by Century understands the harmful effects caused by the contaminated water. This is why we are available 24/7 and will arrive right away to extract the water and decontaminate the affected areas with powerful but safe equipment and products. Overall, we will ensure that the area provides a safe and clean environment again.
The following procedures are included in our sewage cleanup services:
- Open Communication and 24/7 Availability: ServiceMaster Restoration by Century is available 24/7 and will be available to answer all of your questions throughout the services as well as advise you of what you can do to speed up the drying process.
- Initial Inspection: Upon arrival, our technicians will first inspect the area and conduct a walkthrough of the area to identify any other contaminated surfaces. Sometimes the sewage water can penetrate porous surfaces and leak into others.
- Waste Removal and Disinfection: The technicians will then use protection equipment and extract all sewage water, followed by applying powerful cleaning products to decontaminate non-porous surfaces. All soiled drywall will then be removed and replacements will be installed afterwards.
- Post-Restoration: After the area has been fully decontaminated, it is important to ensure that mold does not grow on the drying surfaces in the future. To prevent this from happening, allow as much air flow to the air as possible by running your air-conditioning unit, dehumidifier, or opening your window.
Sewage backups can cause many problems for property owners, however, handling them yourself or postponing treatment will only lead to more damage in the future. You can even become horribly sick after having contact with the harmful bacteria and pathogens in the water. Instead, contact a professional to handle the cleanup job and restore the area.
ServiceMaster Restoration by Century is available 24/7 at (281) 213-5553 to provide emergency sewer cleanup services in the Pearland, TX area for both commercial and residential properties.