Sewage backup repair

Published: 05th June 2009
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Sewage backup in the home can typically be just as damaging as flood waters. Not only will you sustain water damage with the possibility of mold growth, but the affected area is contaminated, as sewage can be very hazardous to one's health. If not cleaned and/or repaired properly, not only will the home have an unpleasant odor but the owner can unknowingly be violating ordinances by the local health department. Sewage backup repair should be left to the professionals for health reasons alone.

Finding a contractor is not difficult. Almost any water damage restoration company should be able to do the sewage backup repair. The company will typically address concerns such as sanitizing, drying, mold remediation, and ensuring that the affected area is properly cleaned. The sooner you contract these services, the better. Getting someone to come out immediately can help prevent having to replace drywall, flooring, and possibly wallpaper. How quickly the company can get in and out may depend on the size of the affected area and the extent of the sewage backup.

While sewage backup repair companies can do the majority of the work, there are a few things that you will have to do. Personal items will have to be sorted, cleaned, and/or discarded. Although clothing, stuffed animals, and similar items can be washed using bleach, some items will have to be thrown away. This may include anything that has been extremely soiled, regardless if it is washable. You should make sure that all of these things are out of the way so that the contractors can get to the space in need of repair.

Usually, the sewage backup repair service is able to fully restore the area that has been damaged. However, it may vary on a case by case basis. If for example, extensive damage has been done that sewage backup repair alone will not fix, the contractor will inform you and explain what they are and are not able to do. More times than not, they are able to refer you to appropriate services if this happens.

Do not assume that you will save money and attempt to do sewage backup repair yourself. The results can be disastrous and you may find that it will cost more in the longrun. These services are relatively cheap when considering the amount of money it may take if the homeowner must go back and replace items damaged. Get it done right the first time, contract a water damage restoration company.

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