Dealing with a sewage overflow or backup has to be one of the most unpleasant and dangerous situations a home or business owner can face. Not only is the situation inherently unpleasant due to the presence of waste material, but contaminated water can be extremely hazardous to one’s health, containing numerous parasites, fungi, and bacteria. Any suspicion of a sewage leak should be reported promptly, before it gets worse. As with any water leak, the longer you wait the more chance that irreparable damage will occur. Water damage can destabilize a structure, and water can seep into porous surfaces, destroying them and introducing mold and mildew into your environment.
A sewage leak does all of this, with the added problems of extremely unpleasant odors and hazardous bacteria. Any surface that has come in contact with contaminated water is a potential hazard, and porous surfaces especially can catch and hold dangerous biological elements. In this case, when salvage is possible these surfaces must be thoroughly decontaminated by a professional to ensure that no threat remains. Children, pets, and the elderly are especially at risk, but any situation involving biological waste is extremely hazardous and should only be approached by a professional team that has been properly trained and possesses the equipment to deal with the situation safely and thoroughly. At Flood Pros of NY our team of experts has received the correct training, possesses the right equipment, and most importantly, the experience in dealing with this particular hazard. Even small sewage overflow can be difficult for an untrained person to properly remediate, and any situation where biological waste is an issue should be handled by a professional.
Sewage backup is usually the result of a malfunctioning toilet, leaking pipes, or backflow failure. It can cause major damage to your home, seeping into walls and floors, furniture and carpeting—with disastrous results. It is important to realize how necessary professional assessment is in this unpleasant situation. At Flood Pros of NY we have a qualified team that will be able to assess whether an item can be sanitized properly, or must be replaced. In some cases, where an item is porous and cannot be properly cleaned, pathogens may linger even after the application of cleaning products. Dangerous parasites and bacteria can linger in walls and crevices, and can be hard to detect without the proper equipment. At Flood Pros of NY we ensure that every person we send to you is capable of making the right call concerning the safety and cleanliness of the affected area.
Some sewage remediation services can use toxic chemicals during their cleanup process that will adversely affect the air quality in your home or office. At Flood Pros of NY we give you our word that we will never use harsh chemicals to mask an odor with another odor, or use any chemical substance that will affect the quality and health of your family or employees. Spraying chemicals in the air will not have any real effect on the source of odor or contamination, it is important to allow professionals to handle the problem at the source to avoid future risks.
Our techniques begin with the complete removal of the odor source, and the treatment of all contaminated materials and surfaces. Flood Pros of NY uses state of the art extraction equipment, as well as dehumidifiers to ensure complete removal of moisture in the affected area. We will then move on to the evaluation and further treatment (if necessary) of dead air spaces, air scrubbing, and the sealing of porous surfaces whenever applicable. If left untreated, these surfaces can retain odors, even after decontamination. As always, we will document every step of the procedure, so that you can feel secure that everything is being done right the first time.
Although it may be tempting to try to deal with a sewage backup situation on your own, we cannot stress enough the health risk involved in improper clean up. Not only can odor causing bacteria seep into inaccessible places and porous surfaces, but contamination of harmful bacteria, parasites, and pathogens may be present. Also, if not immediately treated, there is the added complication of mold, mildew and the accompanying spores, which also pose a health risk as they become airborne. Airborne mold spores can trigger asthma attacks, allergies, and worse. Mold can occur in any situation where oversaturation is involved. Any time the humidity in a place rises above 45%, your property is at risk of a mold infestation that can quickly become a widespread problem well beyond the original parameters of the initial spill. Never doubt that your sewage problem is “too small” to be dealt with professionally. It is vital that you contact a professional immediately upon detection of the problem, because in all cases the longer you wait, the worse the problem will become—turning what may seem like a simple cleanup job into a nightmare that drags on for months or even years that will cost you far more in the long run.
At Flood Pros of NY our team of professionals is not only highly trained, but participating in continuing education to ensure that we always use the most up-to-date methods to help restore your home or business to its pre-incident condition. We keep up to date with all local, state, and federal requirements involving the removal and remediation of biological waste, and we pride ourselves on getting the job done right the first time so that you can get on with your routine, and put this messy business behind you.
No other company can offer the same level of professional restoration experience, and our team of experts is fully licensed and insured, as well as IICRC certified. We work directly with your insurance adjuster to reduce your out-of-pocket costs, no matter what the circumstances, ensuring you prompt and professional service. In many cases, the severity of the problem grows in direct proportion to how quickly an expert can respond, that’s why Flood Pros of NY offers same-day emergency service to lessen the long-term damage to your home or business.
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Flood Pros of NY helped us put our home and our life back together after a house fire that ravaged most of our downstairs. They provided excellent service and quality work, even helping calm us down. We can’t thankful enough for everything they did.Mike H.