Nothing can be messier than to have to deal with a sewage backup. Unfortunately, drains and pipes can become clogged and overflow, causing severe destruction to your building materials over time. But you should never try to clean this yourself as there are millions of bacteria from the toxic wastewater.
When you have found yourself in this messy situation, don’t hesitate to call ServiceMaster Restoration by Century for professional sewer cleanup services in the San Antonio, TX area. Each of our technicians has been expertly trained when it comes to safely extracting sewer water from your property. They will also disinfect all non-porous hard surfaces to ensure that they are clean and safe to use again.
Damages Caused by Sewer Backups
While sewer backups are never fun to deal with, there are a number of causes for them to happen, such as flushing large materials and objects down the drain. As a result, they will clog the pipe, pushing the water in the opposite direction and overflow the drain. While some contaminations are larger than others, you must never hesitate to have the mess cleaned by professionals as soon as possible.
Other instances of sewage backups can occur outside, such as large tree roots applying pressure on the underground water pipes, causing them to burst and flood underground. The water can then seep into your foundation and cause a toxic mess in your basement.
Sewage Backup Cleaning
As the damage will continue to spread over time if it is not cleaned up right away, the ServiceMaster Restoration by Century technicians are available 24/7 to handle these emergencies. They will arrive within 2 hours of your first call with personal protection equipment (PPE) and products to fully clean and restore the building materials to their original conditions.
The following procedures are included in our sewer cleanup services
- Open Communication: ServiceMaster Restoration by Century is available 24/7 to answer your calls and your questions at any time throughout the service. We will also arrive right away to prevent the damage from spreading further.
- Inspection of Contamination: Upon arrival, we will first inspect the extent of the damage to develop a custom plan for restoring the area to its original condition. Part of the inspection also includes the examination of all areas of the property to see if it has spread through the building materials to contaminate other areas as well.
- Removal of Contaminated Water and Disinfection: As soon as our technicians have developed a custom extraction and restoration plan, they will begin working immediately to extract the water and dry out the building materials. Any soiled drywall will be taken out and a replacement will be installed. All non-porous, hard surface materials will be fully sanitized for safe use again.
- Post-Restoration: After the area is properly sanitized, it is best to allow as much airflow throughout the property as possible to inhibit mold growth. You can do this by running the air-conditioning unit, opening a window, or turning on your dehumidifier.
For any area that has been contaminated by sewage water, it is essential to call for professional cleaning services to prevent the damage from spreading further. In fact, the sewage water will actually cause more damage than clean water because of the biohazards, waste, and harmful bacteria that it contains. But you must never try to clean it up yourself as it is very dangerous to handle, causing negative health effects when handled improperly.