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Dangers of Sewage Backups
Sewage backup is a frequent occurrence. It could be caused by a burst pipe, an overflowing sink or toilet, a sump pump failure, or weather conditions. Your top priority right now is to take action. Removing the sewage/water, drying off the area, disinfecting, cleaning, and restoring the property to its pre-damage condition. This is where we come into play.
But first – why is sewage so dangerous?
Quite a bit of reasons. Escherichia coli, also known as E. coli, is one of the more harmful bacteria that you could encounter during a sewage backlog. E. coli is typically found in human gastrointestinal tracts and is not hazardous when inside those tracts, but it can be quite dangerous when outside them. E. coli is one of the most often seen contaminants in sewage, according to the CDC. E. coli exposure can cause cramps, vomiting, very bad diarrhea, and dehydration.
You could contract the hepatitis A virus by coming into touch with sewage. Hepatitis A is an infection that not only damages your liver directly but is also very contagious.
And this is only scratching the surface. All sorts of waste, including human, that find themselves in sewage make it one of the more dangerous types of water damage that your home can experience. To deal with it, you’ll need an extra hand.
Is sewage backup covered by homeowners insurance?
According to Bankrate, no, a homeowners insurance policy does not automatically include sewer backup coverage. However, many home insurance companies offer it as an optional coverage, or endorsement, which is an add-on to the standard homeowners insurance policy.
Can you get sick smelling sewage?
One of the principal risks and effects associated with sewage exposure is hydrogen sulfide poisoning.
Exposure to low levels of hydrogen sulfide causes irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract. Other symptoms include nervousness, dizziness, nausea, headache, and drowsiness.
Also, there’s the danger from asphyxiation. High concentrations of methane in enclosed areas can lead to suffocation, as large amounts of methane will decrease the amount of oxygen in the air. The effects of oxygen deficiency include headache, nausea, dizziness and unconsciousness. At very low oxygen concentrations (<12%), unconsciousness and death may occur very quickly and without warning. Sewer gas diffuses and mixes with indoor air, and will be most concentrated where it is entering the home. It can accumulate in basements.
More information: Wisconsin.gov
Can rain cause sewage backup in house?
Heavy rains and swift melting result in an abundance of water and debris entering municipal sanitary sewers, overtaxing the sewage system. If there is too much water, it could back up into your home’s sewer line and overflow into your basement if the sewer system is unable to handle it (which it often isn’t unfortunately).
Sewage Cleanup Los Angeles CA
We provide thorough property cleaning services, including sewage cleanup. Avoid all contact with black water and dial Vetted Los Angeles Restorations right away if you’re experiencing a sewage backup or other emergency in your home.
Vetted Los Angeles Restorations offers extremely competitive rates, direct consumer interactions, and a 100% guarantee on all water damage restoration services. Our sewage damage specialists go above and beyond to guarantee that you, the customer, are entirely satisfied with our services, price, and professionalism from the moment you phone us until your property is fully restored. We encourage you to compare our services, pricing, and guarantee to those of other restoration companies, and we are convinced that we will earn your business and trust. Call us now!
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