July 27th, 2019 2:54 AM by Dan Howard
Restoring A Heathy
Home After A Sewage Backup
start this subject with a collective “YUK”!
There are not many events in home ownership that are more disgusting
than a sewer backup. That holds true whether it is a septic system backup or a
municipal sanitary sewer backup. It is nasty.
floating stained shreds of toilet tissue, the black and grey water, the odor
and various lumps amid the water are not easy to forget. Click Here To Download a PDF Copy of Published Article
backups rank as one of the top causes of mold contamination of homes in
addition to the other illnesses that it can harbor. If you think about it,
sewage is both food and water for mold.
Sewage backups and drain overflows contain contaminants that can
cause serious illness or disease. Disease causing agents in raw sewage include
bacteria, parasites, and viruses that cause serious illnesses including
Hepatitis A. Tetanus, Leptospirosis, infections by Cryptosporidium &
Giardia and gastrointestinal diseases.
best advice is to have a professional with proper training and equipment clean
up any sewage problem. In many cases the sewage problem is covered by a
homeowner’s insurance policy.
Whether you make the choice to have a professional do a cleanup or
not, it is better to know the correct way to handle the sewage. I have wanted
to write an accurate article about the subject for years but needed to see a
cleanup first-hand. I thank Un-Flood-It of Tarentum PA for allowing me to
accompany them on a proper professional sewage cleanup.