Whether you use the kitchen sink, garbage disposal, or toilet, wastewater automatically disappears into your drains. But an issue with your sewer line can cause waste and contaminated water to back up. Resolving this situation isn’t something you can do on your own. Sewage cleanup involves working with biohazards, damaged plumbing, and perhaps where water is perilously close to electrical equipment.
A sewage backup is bad, no matter how you look at it. It’s one of the most dangerous situations a home or business owner can face. There are many reasons to hire a professional for sewage cleanup services. Here’s a detailed look at some of them:
Sewage Backups Are Bad for Your Health
Bacteria and viruses thrive in raw sewage. Normally, they continue down the line with the waste flow. But if sewage starts to back up, organic pathogens can enter your home. Many are known to cause serious diseases. A backup, therefore, puts your family at risk of getting sick. It also creates an environment for mold to grow. Given the health risks and potential for property damage, only a professional should resolve your sewage problem.
Sewage Cleanup Requires Specialized Skills
Before hiring a professional, you need to make sure they’re experienced in this kind of waste cleanup. A trained, certified technician has the equipment and supplies (including commercial-grade vacuums, pumps, and air compressors) to properly clean up all the wastewater. They also work quickly to get your property habitable again. At Restorerz, our professionals hold the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) so follow all required steps for sewage damage cleanup and the latest safety codes and guidelines.
Your Property Will Be Fully Dried and Sanitized
Professionals will remove the excess water and any items it has come in contact with. High-grade air moving equipment is then used to ventilate your home, as even the tightest of spaces need to be dried to prevent mold and further damage and contamination. Sewage can also contain toxic and explosive fumes, so the ventilation process is an extremely important step in protecting your home.
Professional Cleanup Reduces the Overall Restoration Cost
The faster sewage cleanup services are performed, the less costly it may be to get your property back in order. Water can quickly damage furniture and then flooring materials, wallboards, and even structural supports. Fortunately, Restorerz is available 24/7 so can reach your property and start cleaning up ASAP, which helps reduce the overall expense and some of the stress associated with a sewage backup.
Unpleasant Odors Are Completely Removed
Sewage is inherently foul smelling and the odors associated with it will permeate every square inch of your home. Sewage cleanup professionals sanitize everything and have the means to deodorize your property. That extremely unpleasant odor is replaced by a fresh aroma by the time they are done. You won’t have even the slightest odors emanating from drains, fabrics, carpets, upholstery, or anywhere they were before.
Your Drains Will Work Better
A sewer blockage can prevent any water from draining. Water can then pool up in showers, sinks, and toilets. Many blockages build up gradually causing slow drains. But once a professional has completed the cleanup process and has flushed the sewer line, your drains will flow normally.
The Risk of Future Problems Is Decreased
When your sewage line is professionally cleaned, it’s less likely dirt, grease, or waste will clog up the pipe, reducing the risk of a backup. Professionals tend to the health of your plumbing too, potentially saving you thousands of dollars in future pipe repair and replacement services. You’ll probably save on water bills as well.
Sewage Cleanup Can Protect the Environment
Depending on where a backup or sewer break occurs, wastewater can contaminate soil, rivers, and lakes. It will then pollute groundwater and potentially harm or kill wildlife on land and in bodies of water. Therefore, a prompt cleanup can prevent environmental damage that can take years to recover from.
Contact Restorerz Today
Locally owned and operated, Restorerz provides professional sewage cleanup services in the Los Angeles area. Our team thoroughly and quickly resolves sewage mishaps in commercial and residential properties. To request a free consultation, learn about your options, and receive an estimate, use our online form or call 323-970-4705 today.