Hire an Expert for Your Sewage Cleanup
Aside from the undesirable sight and smell of sewage, there are several other dangers that are associated with attempting cleanup on your own. Harmful bacteria, gases, and even the risk of fire are all things that you can expect when you approach spilled sewage. Even if you plan to wear protective clothing and a mask, it is safer and much more efficient to hire an expert for your sewage cleanup.
How Does Leaking Sewage Occur?
There are many ways that sewage can spill onto your property and into your home. Each one will require different safety measures to contain the damage.
* Blocked pipes are the most common cause of leaking sewage. When the pipes become blocked the sewage can back up and spill out of your toilet, through cracks and leaks in pipes, or onto your property via a cesspool. If the leakage occurs inside your home, you’ll want to try and contain it with barriers of some kind so that water doesn’t leak into other areas of the home. Additionally, keep everyone away from the damage
* Worn pipes can occur with old age or frequent use. Depending on the material, worn out pipes can crack, bloat, or loosen connections, leading to leakage where a gap forms. The safety precautions here are similar to those of blocked pipes, but you’ll also want to check the rest of the piping for other areas of weakness so that you can anticipate further damage or have it repaired.
* Natural disasters are impossible to predict, devastating, and likely to cause the most damage to your sewage containment system and home. A large amount of leaking sewage could be distributed over most of your home in this case, so containment may not be possible. The best thing to do in this case is call an expert to come help. You should also stay outside, away from the damage. Leaking sewage emits gases and in the case of a natural disaster, they are more likely to combust.
What the Experts Will Do
An expert not only has the tools to clean and remove the sewage as well as repair damage but they can also safely assess the damage. A professional will block off the dangerous area and find the most efficient solution in as little time as possible. After the sewage is cleared away and the damage is repaired, most experts will also sanitize the area and clean any parts of your house (including walls and furniture) that were affected by the leaking sewage.
Sustaining injury or illness while attempting to clean and repair sewage leaks yourself is only the beginning of the risks you will be taking on. Improper cleanup can result in further damage to your home, and sewage that is trapped in hard to reach places. The experts are not only safe and thorough, but they are also well worth the cost.