ServiceMaster of Portland
While water damage can be a big job to clean up, especially if there are pools in the affected areas, it can be an even bigger mess if it is contaminated. During a sewage backup, the water contains dangerous byproducts, making it extremely harmful to the health of you and your family. As there should be no hesitation to call emergency services for water damage, sewage backups are considered even more of an emergency.
While the water may contain biohazards, human waste, and other bacteria, it is imperative that you stay away from the affected area. In these situations, it is best to have a professional restoration company remove all of the water and restore the damage.
ServiceMaster of Portland is available 24/7 to properly remove the sewage water, disinfecting and restoring the affected materials in commercial and residential properties. We also work with insurance to allow more convenience for you during this stressful time.
As sewage water will contain dangerous contaminants, quick action must be taken in order to properly restore the affected materials and contaminants. Sewage backups can be caused when items are flushed or pass down the drain that “clog” or cause a blockage within the pipe. This then causes the water to come back up over the drain, creating a mess all over your walls and floor.
While some types of contamination may be contained inside the home, others can be located outside as the roots from vegetation can wrap around the pipes. This will create severe flooding not only in your home, but on your entire property.
Sewage Contamination Cleanup
When it comes to sewer backups, ServiceMaster of Portland uses advanced products and equipment to safely remove all contaminated water while restoring all damaged materials. Our technicians have years of experience in addition to their ongoing training in sewage waste removal. During this process, we do ask that you keep the air conditioning, dehumidifiers, or heat on to allow for proper air ventilation throughout the home.
If the damage has affected other areas of the home apart from the bathroom, our technicians will move any furniture and upholstery away from the affected area. They will also be sanitized and hand-dried using our professional cleaning products. Furniture cushions will be propped up, carpet and rugs will be hung to dry, and foil will be placed between furniture legs and the floor to prevent the water from traveling upwards. Finally, our equipment will decontaminate the entire affected area to provide safe and healthy conditions for you and your family or staff again.
Water damage can be destructive, but sewage contamination is considered the most dangerous as it can cause serious diseases and infections. While this must be removed by professional products and equipment, a restoration company must take care of this right away in order to stop it from spreading.
ServiceMaster of Portland is available 24/7 for emergency sewage cleanup in the Portland, OR area at (503)376-6666.