What You Should Know About Sewage Backups
Sewer backups can occur at any time. Even though your insurance policy may be up to date, there are some things you need to be aware of if you ever have to deal with this kind of situation. In the event of a sewer back up or flooding situation in your home, the experts at Emergency Response Team can properly clean your home or business and restore it to its former glory to protect everyone’s health and safety. Here is some information that can help you to better understand what can happen if your sewer overflows into your property.
Should you attempt to clean up or remove any sewer water that floods your property?
No. Water that comes from your sewer system should be avoided at all costs. It is full of germs and toxins that are hazardous to your health and safety. Exposure can lead to the spread of toxins that can affect everyone’s health. Sewage is considered a Category 3 substance, because it contains pathogenic agents and other toxic contaminants.
It is important for you to contact a remediation company to come out and properly handle the situation. Failure to have the problem remedied the correct way can lead to more problems that could make it more difficult to restore your property. Our team of professionals are certified, licensed and properly equipped to clean up your property after sewage exposure.
Can you keep any possessions that were exposed to sewage?
No. We strongly advise you to have all of your possessions that were exposed and potentially exposed to sewage tested. Anything that you know has been in contact with sewage for sure should be thrown out for safety reasons. For more information on how to deal with sewage problems in your property, feel free to contact Emergency Response Team Fire & Flood at (615) 334-0093.