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Sewage Cleanup Is Best Left to Professionals

1/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians getting inside a van a dehumidifier, drying equipment Sewage backup is a job for the experts at SERVPRO!

Sewage Cleanup Is Best Left to Professionals

While any excess water where it shouldn’t be in your Des Moines, WA, home, it is even more concerning when it involves a sewer backup. Considered black water, it contains potentially harmful contaminants, debris, and microorganisms that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Depending on the severity, sewer cleanup is best left to water damage and restoration professionals who have the expertise, tools, and advanced techniques to return your home to normal.


When To Call For Help
If the damage is minimal and contained in one room, such as a bathroom with a flooded toilet, homeowners can tackle the problem themselves if they wear proper PPE and use recommended cleaning tips. In the following situations, consider contacting a professional to ensure a safe and efficient sewer cleanup.

  • If you have filed a claim, your insurer may request using a professional.
  • The issue has spread to multiple rooms are the scope of work is overwhelming.
  • The sewage water has been sitting for more than 24 hours.
  • Contaminated water has entered the HVAC system.


Professional Cleanup Process
Even if the situation requires help, you still want peace of mind that the process will be done right. When choosing the right company, ensure that the company and its technicians are all certified to do the work. After calling a company that is Faster to Any Size Disaster, you can expect the following:

  • A quick response to inspect and assess the damage, as well as provide a detailed cleanup plan.
  • Removal of water and any solid waste.
    The affected area will be dried out using professional-grade dehumidifiers, air scrubbers, or air movers.
  • Mitigate any mold growth issues.
  • Clean and sanitize all affected areas.
  • Complete damage restoration, including cleaning carpets, upholstery, and belongings.


While it may be easy to want to start sewer cleanup, it’s better to assess the extent of the damage to determine the best and safest solution.

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