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Sewage Backup After a Flood

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Sewage Backup after a Flood

Cleaning up and restoring a business property after a flood in Salt Lake City, Utah is a long and difficult process, especially if torrential rain water has caused sewer backup. The resulting black water can cause extreme damage to your building. For this reason, your top priority after a flood should be getting your building thoroughly cleaned and properly restored as quickly as possible.

Dealing with Sewage Backup after a Flood

Black water has fecal matter mixed in from sewage, and therefore should be dealt with appropriately. 

You should take the proper safety precautions when cleaning up the building:

  • Wear safety gloves
  • scrub down every surface with clean water and disinfectant
  • dispose of any items that may have absorbed the dirty water.

Extreme Damage

Water can lead to mold growth in as little as 24 hours, causing many expensive repairs. When mold is present, carpet and flooring must be ripped up, sheetrock should be torn out, and insulation should be replaced. While any kind of flood results in water damage, black water is more dangerous and requires a longer cleaning process before restoration can begin. It is often best to contact a professional restoration service to deal with the problem.

Dealing with the aftermath of a flood in Salt Lake City, Utah is never easy, but when dealing with black water, the process gets even harder. When dealing with sewage backup, always take safety precautions. Clean the rain water from the building as quickly as possible to reduce the amount of damage, but do a thorough cleansing for complete restoration.

SERVPRO of NE Salt Lake City/ Park City has Special training and equipment necessary to safely clean this type of contamination.

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