Any home owners worst nightmare would surely include a failed sump-pump. A sewage emergency is a disaster that no home owner wants to deal with. However, what do you do if it happens to you? We’ve put together a few tips in the case of a worst-case-scenario.
Should you clean it yourself?
Well, it depends. Depending on the spill size, the type of spill, as well as how long the surrounding environment was exposed to the spill. A large spill should absolutely be taken care of by professionals. Larger spills or spills that are more concentrated with waste can pose huge health risks, which you’ll want professional help to clean and to restore the affected area.
Why call a professional?
Firstly, you might have coverage through your insurance. Insurance coverage that includes floods usually will cover a sewage emergency.
Next, sewage is hazardous, and can cause illness. You’ll want to avoid the affected area as much as possible, and make sure any affected property is properly disinfected or disposed of.
Finally, if the spill has gone into areas that are out of reach, or that may affect another appliance within your home, you’ll want the professionals taking care of remediation.
If I clean on my own, what precautions should I take?
Make sure to take all necessary precautions.
- Wear protective gear (rubber gloves and boots, protective face-wear)
- Turn all power off in the affected area
- Protect all exposed skin. If you are exposed wash the area immediately after coming into contact with any sewage
- Wash your hands thoroughly once the job is done
Here at Clean Earth Restorations, we know accidents and disasters happen. For any sewage related emergency, call your local restorations company at 619-284-4239, or contact us at cleanearthrestorations.com.