How Sewage Cleanup Can Save Your St. Croix County, WI, Home
The melting snow and warmer weather have brought with them a strange smell coming from the basement of your St. Croix County, WI, home. You head down to investigate to find that your sewer drain has backed up into your basement, covering it in a layer of sewage. All of your plans for the day have been halted as you are now faced with sewage cleanup. Thankfully, the professionals at ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning are here to help. Keep reading to learn the steps we take to perform effective sewage cleanup!
1. Stop the leak. Before we can begin sewage cleanup, the leak needs to be fixed. Sewage backups can be caused by a variety of issues including tree roots blocking the sewer line or blockages. A plumber can help you determine the exact cause of the sewage damage and will have the tools needed to fix the problem and keep it from happening again. Unfortunately, that still leaves you with the sewage damage. Don’t worry; we’re here to help.
2. Determine what can be saved. Once the leak has been stopped, we’ll go through all the materials and belongings that were affected by the sewage damage. What items were damaged? Were they old school papers, furniture, or non-porous items such as plastic bins? Each type of item will require a different strategy to get it cleaned. Due to the bacteria and other organisms present in sewage, sewage damage cleanup requires disinfection along with cleaning. If any of the bacteria or microorganisms are left behind, they can cause those living in your home to be sick. Unfortunately, not everything may be able to be saved, but with our expertise, you’d be surprised by what we can salvage.
3. Treat biohazardous materials. Sewage is toxic and can cause serious health issues in vulnerable individuals. That’s one of the reasons you need to find professionals like ourselves who are trained in treating biohazardous materials. Our technicians are all trained to properly handle and dispose of hazardous materials, ensuring your home is made clean and safe once again.
Unfortunately, sewage backups can’t always be prevented. That’s why ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning is here to provide 24/7/365 sewage cleanup services to help restore your home quickly. For immediate sewage cleanup help in St. Croix County, WI give ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning a call at (800) 920-4642.