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Why You Should Call SERVPRO for Sewage Cleanup

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

Be sure you call SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport for all residential or commercial sewage backups.

DIY Sewage Cleanup Is Not A Good Idea

In the digital age, you can find anything you're looking for online. A quick search will yield hundreds of websites that show how to clean sewage and dirty water from your building.  Every article has the same info and the same few steps. It consists of putting on gloves, removing the solid waste, using bleach on the area, and letting it dry out. You may be tempted to go this route, to save both time and money.  But if you try this, it could lead to you spending more time and money down the road if you don't call a professional company in.  

Time And Money

If you clean up the mess on your own, it may appear that the issue is taken care of.  You can't see or smell anything, so you are satisfied. But the water component of the sewage may have actually soaked into your walls and flooring.  Over time, this can cause warping, discoloration, and foul odors to develop. If this happens, you will need to spend more time and money to fix the problem the right way.

Not to mention the high risk to your personal health if you are dealing with raw sewage.  Coming into contact with the contaminated matter will expose you to harmful bacteria. When it dries, the same harmful particles will become airborne, which can cause health issues.

If you have a sewage leak or backup, call SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport immediately.  We will respond quickly to extract the hazardous water and solids, as well as make sure that no harmful material remains afterwards.

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