Having raw sewage or Category III Black Water in your home is one of the worst things which can happen. It isn’t just unsightly, smelly, and capable of causing massive amounts of damage, but it is a major health risk. Don’t risk trying to clean up sewage yourself. Call in the professionals at Lake Elsinore Water Damage. We are certified by the IICRC and the Academy of Textiles and Flooring for sewage damage cleanup and we are prepared to act quickly.
Sewage Backup Cleanup Services
Unfortunately, most of us don’t think about the condition of our sewage mains until it is too late. By then, roots may have already grown deep into the sewer main and caused a huge clog. Or the sewer main may have collapsed due to old age and corrosion.
When your sewer main is not working properly, then no waste water from your home will be able to exit. Instead of leaving through the sewer main, the water starts to back up. It will exit out of the lowest drain in your home, which is often the basement storm drain or a downstairs bathroom. In any case, you’ve got dirty water in your home to deal with!
We have handled all degrees of sewage backups, from small toilet overflows to Class 3 and 4 damages. Each case is handled on an individual basis and steps are taken to ensure your home is safe and sanitary.
Category 3 Black Water Cleanup Services
There are many other situations when you might need Black Water cleanup services. We’ve seen cases where a pipe leaked and the homeowners were unaware of it. Inches of water were left to sit in the home, festering bacteria and pathogens. Natural disasters like extreme rain can also lead to Category 3 water damage, as flood water can contain sewage, lawn chemicals, and other hazardous materials.
Never try to clean up Category 3 water damage yourself. The best thing you can do is make sure the source of the water is contained and that immediate risks are thwarted, such as by shutting off the electrical breaker to prevent fires. You can also prop up furniture on wooden blocks or put tinfoil under furniture legs to prevent seepage from going up. Do not attempt to remove any wet things from the room as it may cause the hazardous waste to be spread to other areas.
Our Approach to Sewage and Category 3 Water Damage Cleanup
We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to have a licensed, experienced team handling Category 3 water damage cleanup. Don’t risk your health or safety! Our qualifications include:
The first step to cleaning up sewage damage is to remove any water. This is done with a truck-mounted extraction machine. All waste is contained in units so it can be hygienically disposed of. The truck-mounted units are incredibly powerful and can remove waste and water faster than standard portable units. More moisture is removed, which means we have a greater chance of saving property.
Certain materials cannot be saved from sewage damage, such as pillows and mattresses. It is usually best to remove affected carpets as well. If you have a valuable rug affected by sewage, it may be saved. We will recommend a third party cleaner to handle the rug cleaning. Many materials can be saved, and the key to this is ensuring that they are thoroughly sanitized. We have an entire stockpile of cleaners, antibacterial agents, mildicides, and more to ensure your home is safe. Even the air can be filtered thanks to our HEPA air filters.
Don’t suffer sewage damage a minute longer than necessary. We are always available, 24/7/365. Just give us a call and your call will be answered by a live agent. We will be at your door in 30 minutes or less, so contact us now!