Sewage & Water Damage Restoration
For Horseheads, Corning, Ithaca, Elmira, Niagara Falls & Buffalo, NY
Sewage is one of the most dangerous substances that can enter buildings. Unfortunately, people don’t understand the hazards that sewage creates, particularly for small children, the elderly and those with immune system or respiratory problems.
Sewer backups should be considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause serious illnesses. There are also dangers when sewage is not cleaned up thoroughly or properly. If a sewage backup is not taken care of correctly, the remnants can lead to the growth of microorganisms that can affect your health including gastroenteritis, hepatitis, and various other infection types.
Cleanup, decontamination, and the removal of sewage damage should only be taken care of by trained professionals as soon as possible after a back-up. This also applies to water damage and flood damage in the home. We at ServiceMaster Restore have the tools and trained specialists to get your home restored efficiently and effectively.
Our team understands the importance of prompt service in the event of a water emergency and are skilled in water damage restoration to protect families and employees against potential health issues caused by untreated moisture. When you have water damage trust us to clean, sanitize and deodorize.
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) offers these facts to dispel some typical myths.
Myth # 1 – Chlorine bleach decontaminates sewage. While bleach is a remedy, it’s quickly inactivated by sewage. Even dead fungi and bacteria may contain chemicals that cause an allergic response. Affected areas should be cleaned thoroughly, followed by appropriate disinfectant applications.
Myth #2 – Sewage-saturated carpets can be “saved.” Absolutely not! Porous materials, such as carpet, pad, upholstery, bedding, wicker, paper goods, or fabrics must be disposed of safely.
Myth #3 – Partially sewage-flooded buildings are safe. Not unless contaminated areas can be sealed off to prevent cross-contamination of other areas. Only trained professionals using specialized equipment are qualified to restore sewage damage.
ServiceMaster of the Tri-Counties has the trained professionals and equipment necessary to deal with sewage and contaminant cleaning and removal. Call us today.