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Diseases Involving Sewage

Dealing with a sewage backup can be a daunting task. It can be caused by a multitude of reasons, such as a burst sewage pipe, overflowing sink or toilet, or weather conditions. 

It’s important to act FAST when a sewage backup happens, as it can pose a serious threat to your health and well-being. The top priority in these situations is to remove the sewage/water, dry the affected area, sanitize it, clean up thoroughly, and fully restore the property.

But why is sewage so hazardous, you might ask? 

The answer is simple – it contains a variety of harmful contaminants. One of the most dangerous bacteria that can be present in sewage is Escherichia coli, commonly known as E. coli. 

Although it’s typically found in the human gastrointestinal tract and is not harmful when contained within, it can pose a serious threat when it comes into contact with the outside world. 

The CDC reports that E. coli is one of the most common contaminants found in sewage, and exposure to it can lead to cramps, vomiting, severe diarrhea, and dehydration.

Moreover, sewage can also contain the hepatitis A virus, which is not only damaging to your liver but also highly contagious. These are just a few examples of sewage illnesses and diseases

With sewage, you are dealing with a mixture of all sorts of waste, including human waste, making it one of the most hazardous forms of water damage that your home can experience. In these situations, it’s crucial to have a professional besides you.

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Unfortunately, sewage backup coverage is not automatically included in homeowners insurance policies. Nevertheless, many home insurance companies offer it as an optional coverage, or endorsement, as an add-on to a standard policy. Learn more about water damage insurance

Sewage cleanup typically costs between $7 and $14 per square foot. The total cost of remediation can range from $2,000 to $10,000, depending on the amount of sewage involved.

The best practice is to avoid all contact with contaminated items for 24 hours after a sewage backup. However, it can take up to three days to disinfect everything so you might want to consider extending that to 72 hours.

Best Sewage Cleanup Service in the Area

So, you have sewage damage. What now?

We would MAYBE suggest trying to DIY if the damage is abysmal and there’s really not a lot to cleanup. But even then, only try to do it if you’re young, healthy, and fit. 

If these circumstances are not met, call a professional and do not even second guess it.

For those still on the fence, here’s why you need professional assistance:

  • Professionals have protective clothing, you likely don’t
  • Professionals have industrial sewage cleanup equipment, you likely don’t
  • Professionals have years-worth of training and head-on experience in sewage cleanup and water damage restoration, you likely don’t

Don’t risk your health for nothing. Call Precise Water Damage Restoration of Portland to receive a certified, guaranteed, prompt, and efficient sewage cleanup service. 

Precise Water Damage Restoration of Portland also provides connections for water removal, basement water damage assistance, flood damage restoration, and fire damage restoration

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