Emergency Sewage Cleanup & Damage Restoration Services
Provision Damage Restoration offers sewage cleanup and damage restoration across the Northwest Atlanta area, including Alpharetta, Braselton, Buford, Cumming, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, and more.
How to Deal With Sewage Clean Up
Before you can deal with sewage clean up, you must first determine the cause of the spill and if it is a water leak. If the water spill was caused by a sewage line, you should check your plumbing and electrical systems. You should also check any appliances in the affected area, as they might have been contaminated as well. The cleanup should be performed by professionals to ensure that your home is clean and sanitized. In addition, it should include mold removal to mitigate any damage caused by mold and prevent future growth.
Identifying a sewage backup
Before contacting a sewage cleanup company, identify the source of the sewage backup. Often times, a sewer line backup is a preventable problem that can be easily resolved. In most cases, a sewage backup can be caused by a blockage, but it can also occur as a result of overgrown tree roots. In either case, water from a sewage backup can cause significant damage to a home.
Detecting a sewage leak
Detecting a sewage leak can be a challenge. It can be difficult to smell a sewage leak at first, but you can use your nose to determine the source of the problem. The vegetation surrounding the leak will be lush and green, receiving additional nutrients from the sewage. Other signs of a sewage leak are pooled water, uneven paving, and sinkholes.
Cleaning up a sewage backup
Before you begin cleaning up a sewage backup, you should decontaminate yourself. Wash your hands thoroughly with antimicrobial soap and scrub with a scrub brush to remove any contaminated materials. Then, wash any affected clothing in antimicrobial detergent solution to remove any traces of contaminated water. If the backup has occurred in a basement, make sure to drain the water from the floor before cleaning up. If a sewer backup occurs in a crawl space, you may want to hire a professional team to complete this task.
Preparing for a sewage cleanup
Whether you’re a home or business owner, the first step in any sewage cleanup project is to prepare yourself for the worst. Before you begin your work, make sure to turn off the electricity and water supply in the area. This will prevent any potential electrocution from exposure to sewer water. Next, you should clean and sanitize any contaminated objects. If possible, separate salvageable materials from non-salvageable ones.
Identifying a sewer blockage
Identifying a sewer blockage during your sewage clean up can be tricky. While you might be able to tell by a slow-flushing toilet, it can also be an indicator of a larger blockage. In most cases, a clogged sewer line affects all the drains in the home. Because toilets are the largest drain line in the home, a slow-flushing toilet will result in the overflow of other drains.
Using a garden hose to clean up a sewage backup
When you find a sewage backup, the first step is to remove any affected items. This might be as simple as sweeping away all solids on the floor with a dustpan. If you can’t remove all the sludge, you should prepare a cleaning solution of 1 cup bleach and 3 gallons of water. You can also use a garden hose to spray the affected area.
Protecting yourself from contaminated water during a sewage cleanup
When working in a sewage cleanup, you must be extra careful when you enter and leave areas with contaminated water. Wear protective eyewear and gloves and wash your hands frequently. If possible, you should also wear protective clothing, such as a bodysuit. Always use hot water when washing your hands. You should also keep your eyes well-lubricated by washing them with clean water. Protecting yourself against contaminated water during a sewage cleanup is critical for your health and the health of others.
Hiring a professional to clean up a sewage backup
If you have experienced a sewage backup, you probably want to hire a professional to clean up the mess. Sewage is not a good thing to be around for long, and it can pose serious health risks. If you’re not sure how to start the cleaning process, call a professional to do it for you. You’ll save time, money, and health by hiring someone to help you out. You can also use the sewage backup cleanup service to provide additional services, such as flood damage restoration, mold remediation, and disaster damage restoration.
If you need emergency sewage cleanup and damage restoration services, call Provision Damage Restoration today!