If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (716) 656-7131

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Sewage Is Nothing to Mess With, Let SERVPRO of East Erie County Help You

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

A photo of an old asbestos tile floor in a basement damaged by water. This older home in Lancaster, NY had a sewer back up. The floor tested positive for asbestos. SERVPRO was able to remediate once the floor was removed

Let us talk about sewage, and the hazards involve. It is one of the most hazardous jobs SERVPRO of East Erie County deals with. A sewer back up can occur through a floor drain, sink, toilet, or a shower. One of the most common reasons for a sewer back up is caused by a clog but can also occur during a heavy rainstorm or a rapid snow melt. The abundance of water can cause street debris to end up in the town’s sanitary sewers. Sometimes there is so much rain it can overload the main sewer systems. When this happens, it is too much for it to handle and the excess wastewater can back up into your home. It backs up through the basement floor drain filling your basement with raw sewage, feminine products, food, and bacteria.

The wastewater contains many water-borne diseases and must be cleaned and disinfected asap. Some of the pathogens in sewage are Salmonella, E. Coli, Streptococcus, mycobacterium and more. SERVPRO of East Erie County and their highly trained professionals are always ready to help.

Other News

View Recent Posts