If you have a backed up sewage line in your home, it represents a significant health risk to you and your family. We recommend calling in a professional sewage cleanup company to handle the cleanup. In this article, we will discuss a few specific examples as to why you need to call a professional for a sewage backup clean up.

A Professional Sewage Cleanup Company Will Investigate the Issue

One of the most frustrating aspects of a sewage back up is that the fault could lie with the municipality and their connection to your home. It could be that your pipes are clean and in good working order, but theirs are not. You will need a professional sewage cleanup company to investigate and tell you if that is the case. It will be helpful to have their guidance to properly engage with your local municipality on the best way to resolve the issue.

Avoid Biohazard Cross-Contamination

Raw sewage isn’t just gross; it’s dangerous. It contains toxic properties that can cause damage to your health if not handled properly. Wastewater contains urine and feces which can cause illnesses like Hepatitis A, Legionnaires disease, and Typhoid Fever to name a few. The people cleaning the sewage water need to be wearing the proper PPE (personal protective equipment), and the hazardous waste needs to be removed appropriately to prevent cross-contamination.

Avoid Mold Growth

The only thing worse than a sewage backup is a sewage backup coupled with a mold issue. Whenever there is moisture in an area, it provides an opportunity for mold growth. When you hire a professional sewage cleanup company, they will make sure that the area is appropriately dried and ventilated to prevent future mold growth.

Call Secure Restoration if you have experienced a sewage backup in or around Asheville and Hendersonville, NC. Our highly trained sewage cleanup experts will restore your home and prevent further damage from occurring.