When a sewer backs up, your whole property is at risk – not just from water damage, but from potentially harmful contaminants that can make you, your family, or your employees sick. Sewage cleanup requires professional help from the experts at ExactRecon, serving Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Ypsilanti, Dexter, Saline, and several other communities in the area.
Sewage Cleanup After Sewer Backup
Blocked sewage pipes are the most common culprit of overflow. If it’s happened in your home or business, you deserve to work with a company that follows IICRC sewage backup cleanup guidelines and will put your needs first.
- Protecting occupant health
- Removing potentially harmful contaminants
- Salvaging valuable property
- Restoring the environment back to a dry, clean, odor-free state
Sewer Backups Are Emergencies
Because sewage contains so many potentially harmful viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause serious illness, you should always consider a backup an emergency.
There are three categories of contaminated water: Clean, Gray, and Black.
Don’t let the name fool you… Clean water isn’t necessarily clean. It comes from a clean source, such as a broken pipe or leaky faucet – but if it’s not treated quickly, it can turn into gray or black water. Leaks can also cause mold problems, which pose additional health threats.
Gray water is contaminated. It can come from toilet overflow with urine but not feces, dishwasher overflow, or even washing machine overflow. This type of water can contain bacteria and viruses that could make you and your family sick. If gray water isn’t treated quickly, it can quickly evolve into black water.
Black water is seriously contaminated water that can cause serious illness or death if ingested. You should always avoid any contact with black water. Some black water comes from water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl that includes feces, flooding rivers or streams, or even standing water that supports the growth of microbes. Black water can contain untreated sewage, chemicals, and dangerous viruses, bacteria, and other microbes.
What to Do if You Have a Sewer Backup
Even if you feel your home or business is “only” contaminated by so-called clean water or gray water, leave the area immediately and get in touch with a sewage backup cleaning company immediately. The sooner you call an expert, the more salvageable your belongings and your property may be.
Sewage can be extremely dangerous and cause immediate illness; it can also cause long-term health effects, so it’s not worth the risk of cleaning up yourself.
What ExactRecon Does for Sewage Cleanup
Our certified technicians will promptly and professionally perform the sewage removal in your home or business according to IICRC standards. Our main goals are to ensure that you, your family, or your employees are safe and healthy, and that your property is restored to its original condition.
We’ll disinfect everything the sewage contacted so you don’t have to worry about toxins, germs, or other potentially hazardous contaminants.
Do You Need Help After a Sewer Backup?
ExactRecon serves Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Dexter, Chelsea, Saline, and the neighboring communities. We’ve helped many people in Washtenaw County, and we can help you, too.
Call us immediately after a sewer backup at 734-352-9183 for a free analysis of sewer backup damage. The sooner you’re able to call us, the sooner we can begin helping.