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Sewage Backup Cleanup Serving Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point

ISewage backup cleanup when not immediately dealt with can have costly effects on your home, and potentially damaging effects on your business. Sewage water consists of water mixed with human waste, chemicals from homes and businesses. This harmful backflow of water contains germs, bacteria, and viruses. Typically, when dealing with sewage backup, you’re dealing with not only the water damage aspect of having standing water in your home or business but also the fact that this water is not clean and it can cause hazardous issues. We offer 24/7 emergency sewage backup cleanup services from our Greensboro, NC office. We also service Winston-Salem & High Point, NC from this office.

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Sewage Backup Tips

As in most cases with any home or business damage restoration issues, it’s vital to act fast and contact a certified sewage backup cleanup company.

  • Shut off the power to your home or business. Sewage backup cleanup should not be attempted when there is still power in the area, this can cause electrical hazards.
  • If there are people in your home at the time of the sewage back up, have them leave until trained professionals clean it up.
  • Removing human waste from walls and floors can only be done properly by an IICRC certified company.
  • Remove necessities: If it’s possible to protect yourself and your family from not coming in direct contact with the sewage backup, try to remove anything important that has not already been soiled.
  • Take pictures. Any information you can provide during or after will help the mitigation and restoration process. It’s also a great idea for insurance reasons.
  • Make sure kids and pets are not allowed to access in or around the soiled area.

What Causes Sewage Backup Issues?

Sewage backup issues can be caused by a number of things. Sewer lines being clogged due to tree roots, excessive debris, or other foreign objects are usually the main forces in a sewage backup. Greensboro, NC is home to some tree species that are more likely to penetrate sewer lines and pipes. These include maple, willow, redbud, and walnut trees. It’s important to have your external plumbing lines inspected regularly if these invasive trees inhabit your home – especially near where your lines run.

Signs of Sewage Issues

While there are many reasons that can cause sewage to come back into your home or business, there are some signs to pay attention to.

A sewage backup is most frequently accompanied by:

  • Unpleasant or foul smells: Your sewage system is designed to keep and suppress sewage gasses from entering back into your home. If you smell a consistent odor from drains in your sinks or showers, this could mean that there’s a disruption in your sewage line.
  • Toilets double flushing: If your toilet is going to flush multiple times or not flushing at all, this could be a sign that the line has been clogged.
  • Running or Standing Water: Sewage can cause standing water in basements, around drains, and outside around your home or business.

Proper Sewage & Plumbing Maintenance:

When in doubt it’s important to make sure your plumbing and sewage systems are properly maintained. Having your lines inspected with cameras and blown out can help reduce the risk of a blocked or punctured line. In most water damage-related cases in the home, they are considered unavoidable. A water heater goes bad, or a roof leaks and causes damage. Sewage backup cleanup is, in most cases, avoidable simply because there are some tell-tale signs to look out for.

If the worst happens and you experience sewage backup in your home or business in Greensboro, NC, simply call our 24/7 emergency service line. We recommend making sure you work with a certified company and also, make sure you check out their customer reviews.

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