Winter weather doesn’t just cause water and fire damages; it can also cause sewage disasters. Sewage disasters can happen on the interior and exterior of your home. Sewage overflow can occur for a variety of reasons, but it is usually the result of flooding or snowmelt. The excess water can cause sewage to backflow. Sewage is always dangerous and can contain viruses and bacteria that will make you extremely sick. If you have a sewage disaster, make sure all children and pets are kept away from the sewage and call a professional for sewage cleanup.
Sewage inside your home is never a good sign. It can mean you have a major plumbing problem, or, that heavy rains or snowmelt have caused an overflow. If you have sewage inside your home, you need to close off the area and make sure no one goes near the sewage. Call a professional disaster cleanup company to handle the sewage. Even if the sewage looks like clear water, it is essential to stay away. All sewage contains viruses and other harmful bacteria.
Exterior sewage backups are usually on a larger scale and can affect several homes in an area. If you are experiencing sewage overflow outside your home, never try to clean or remove the raw sewage. Sewage is known to carry diseases, and trying to clean it without the proper protection and tools can cause an even larger disaster for you and your family. Ensure your family is safe from the sewage and call a professional to clean up the sewage.
Removal of sewage without licensing can come with fines, as it is illegal to handle raw sewage unless you are a disaster cleanup professional. If you have any kind of sewage disaster, make sure to call a professional as soon as possible. The faster you call someone the quicker they will be able to clean up the hazardous sewage and ensure your safety.