Tips for Managing Sewage Backup Restoration
Posted in Sewage Backup Cleanup, on June 03, 2021 By admin
If you’re suspecting a sewer backup in your home, you're probably noticing some of the apparent signs. There may be a foul stench, there may be a backed-up toilet, or there may be some slow draining tubs or sinks. Either way, when a sewage backup is suspected, immediate action is required, mainly to avoid severe water damage.
The truth is, sewage backups aren’t uncommon in a residential home. They can happen at any time and for various reasons. That’s why it’s important to manage sewage backup properly and to ensure the most professional water damage restoration. Professional water damage repair and cleanup are essential to achieving the best results.
How Does A Sewer Backup Happen?
Sewage backup can happen after severe rainfall or a major break in the main sewer line. In each case, sewage materials are pushed back into the home with undesirable consequences. Noticeably, the sewage has a putrid odour. But more than that, sewage water has bacteria, microorganisms, and germs. Worse still, sewer backups cause significant water damage to the home – physical damage that will require professional cleanup, repair and restoration.
Avoiding the Risks of Sewer Backup
Homeowners can certainly take a few preventative measures to avoid the potential of a sewage backup. For example, cooking oil and grease should be appropriately disposed of and not down the drain. The same goes for disposable paper products of all types – they should not be flushed down a toilet. Plastic drainage pipes can also help. These are more secure against tree roots that try to break through. Finally, installing a backwater prevention valve is recommended.
What to do During a Sewage Backup
When a sewage backup has occurred, it's best to stay clear of the waste material, and it's best to avoid any skin contact. Where possible, fully damaged items should be discarded, while less damaged articles like furniture should be protected from further damage. It’s also wise to open windows where possible to create maximum air circulation. Above all, any restoration work should be left to an experienced professional – there may be some potential health dangers.
Choose Professional Sewage Cleanup
Canada’s Restoration Services combines expertise and technology for comprehensive sewage cleanup. We use thermal imaging to pinpoint water damage and assess any “hidden” damages. It allows for the most effective cleanup job. With water damage restoration, CRS follows industry standards and protocols to ensure optimum safety. Our technicians are IICRC Certified (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration), and we guarantee complete customer satisfaction.
For Professional Water Damage Repair and Cleanup Choose Canada's Restoration Services
When it comes to cleaning up sewage backup, it's essential to act quickly. Remediation and restoration must be immediate. Throughout the GTA, property owners can rely on Canada's Restoration Services for professional cleanup and damage restoration.
We provide a step-by-step procedure to bring everything back to pre-disaster conditions. If it’s an emergency, contact us for cleanup services around the clock – just call contact us and one of our in-house specialists will assist.