“Sewage backup” are two little words that nobody wants to associate with. Unfortunately, sometimes it is too late to prevent such a disaster from happening in a basement.
If that is the case with you, the first thing that you will have to do is call on the help of a professional sewage backup restoration company. Because of sewage’s nature, cleaning the mess by yourself can prove to be too dangerous. Not only is sewage disgusting: It’s also considered a biohazard. As such, you should steer clear of it. Should you, for a reason or another, need to enter the affected area, be sure to first learn about the best way to protect yourself.
In the event of the sewage threatening your electrical outlets, we highly recommend that you call your electricity provider. Likewise, calling your natural gas provider might also be a good idea if applicable.
Sewage is not water. As we mentioned earlier, do not enter your basement. Abstain from using your toilets as well and remember to keep your children and pets away from your basement. If you are covered under an insurance policy, you might want to take care of the impending claim as early as possible.
Once your basement has been thoroughly cleaned up, we suggest that you educate yourself on the possible ways to prevent such a disaster from occurring again. Fortunately for you, plenty of resources can be found online. You might also want to remain in close contact with your plumber, electrician and sewage backup restoration company for a while.