Sewage backups are one of the most unpleasant types of water damage that can happen in your Overland Park, KS, home. Not only is sewage damaging, it’s also a biohazard that requires specialized cleanup techniques. Because of this, you’ll need sewage damage cleanup experts, such as those at ServiceMaster DSI, to restore your home. You’ll need to take immediate action because the longer your home is exposed to the sewage, the more severe the damage becomes. If too much time passes, the damage can even become permanent.
Hiring experts for sewage cleanup has a lot of hidden benefits. Let’s take a look.
Determine What Must Be Discarded
Here, our experienced sewage damage cleanup experts evaluate all of your belongings to determine what can be salvaged and what is a total loss. When evaluating items, our experts ask themselves:
- Did the item come in contact with sewage and absorb it?
- Can it be cleaned and properly disinfected?
If the item can’t be properly cleaned, it will have to be disposed of.
Some items that are at high risk of absorbing sewage include:
- Backing of rugs (particularly foam backing)
- Paper products
- Upholstered furniture
Removal and Replacement of Structural Elements
Your belongings aren’t the only things affected by a sewage backup. Your walls, flooring, and other structural elements of your home suffer. Our sewage damage cleanup experts can determine the level of damage your home has sustained, removing and replacing anything that has become too damaged.
For example, wallboard is like a sponge, quickly absorbing moisture. If affected by sewage, our technicians will remove and replace the wallboard in your home.
Similarly, drywall and other porous materials are prime for sustaining the growth of microorganisms. To prevent bacteria and waste in the sewage from growing in your home, we’ll remove and replace any contaminated porous materials.
Cleaning up sewage isn’t a job for amateurs. For effective and safe sewage damage cleanup, utilize the training and experience of professionals.
The experts at ServiceMaster DSI have the training and on-the-job experience to tackle any sewer backup scenario effectively. Just give us a call at (816) 527-9412 and our technicians will visit your Overland Park, KS, home to get the restoration process started!