Although water damages originate from many sources, one of the worst is caused by a sewer backup or toilet overflow. Referred to as “black” water due to its unsanitary origin, this type of water loss can be potentially infectious to humans and contain harmful viruses and bacteria. This type of water loss requires special handling to prevent infection and the spread of disease, and should always be removed and cleaned up as soon as possible by a trained professional.
The professional team at ASR will use the proper procedures and techniques to safely and quickly restore your property back to its pre-loss condition after sewage damage. We will take extra care to secure the area to prevent the spread of the contamination, and will work quickly to remove any standing water, to dry the structure, and to treat or remove contaminated materials.
Sewage backs up into your home when there is a blockage in the sewer line, or if the storm drains are so overwhelmed that wastewater fills the main sewer line and backflows into your property. The sewage that enters your home is highly contaminated, and contact with the contaminated water should be avoided. Sewage backflows are a severe health threat to indoor environments and those who reside in them, especially small children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune or respiratory systems.
The longer contaminated water is present in your home, the greater the possibility of mold growth, especially when dealing with contaminated water. When you call ASR, you get a qualified and experienced team that can respond right away and will see the project through from start to finish.