When it comes to water damage in a house or business, few scenarios are as nasty as sewage or toilet backflow problems.
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) October 11, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on proper management and remediation of sewage based flooding or toilet backflow problems.
When it comes to water damage in a house or business, few scenarios are as nasty as sewage or toilet backflow problems. Sewage is known as Category 3 water, or black water, and is almost always highly contaminated at the source with parasites, microbes, fungi, and other harmful elements. Contact with this sort of flood water should be avoided at all costs.
It is important to contact a water damage restoration company as soon as possible to deal with this sort of problem, since these scenarios present a very real threat to those living in the home. The sooner the problem can be responded to, the less time and money will be spent on the repair process.
In the event of a sewage spill, occupants should leave the building immediately and seek shelter elsewhere until the problem can be remediated. If it is necessary to stay, then make sure the affected area is well sealed and cut off from the rest of the structure.
Items with solid surfaces may be cleaned and salvaged, but those with porous surfaces such as carpeting, bedding, paper, or upholstered products, should be thrown out and replaced. Once they have been saturated, it will be virtually impossible to restore them to a usable condition.
Any and all flood water associated with a sewage spill or backflow should be considered contaminated, as well as any items that come into contact with that water. Many times, this problem may be prevented by installing backflow valves into your sewage system to prevent sewage from backing up and flooding the home. Contact a qualified and certified water damage clean up service to handle all water damage problems.
Based in Cleveland OH, RestorationLocal.com is one of the leading water damage restoration companies in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed. More information on water damage prevention and treatment can be found at their website.