When pipes rush, water leaks, toilets or tubs back up, or even other sewage systems result water damage in your home, we know that it can be an overwhelming prospect to deal with the aftermath. However, help is available, so read on to know about how to handle water and sewage cleanup.
Take Stock and Prioritize
If you discover backup, clogs, or water damage, your first step is to take stock of the problem. Is the damage comprehensive? Did the flood just begin? Is it still flooding? Does the situation look dangerous?
Once asking yourself a series of questions that allows you to get a great idea of what is happening, it is time to prioritize. Safety, of course, should always be your main goal, and if you ever feel like your safety or health (or the safety as well as health of your family) are in jeopardy, we advice calling in expert assistance and leaving the area immediately. If the scene is safe, you need to still call in specialists, since bacteria and also contagions could be carried in sewer water. In the meantime, you will would like to turn off water sources to prevent any extra flooding, keep pets and children away from the area, turn off heat or air systems in the area, stop using sinks or even toilets until the area is resolved, and report a claim to your home owners insurance.
Call in the Specialists
When cleaning up a small amount of sewer water may not seem like a big issue, it could be contaminated. Even once it’s got drained or perhaps dried, the residual bacteria could be dangerous. Instead taking on that sort of risk with your health and also safety, it’s better to leave the job to professionals with the right training and equipment to ensure that things are managed safely. Additionally, experienced experts can plan to reduce the damage and help to keep it from happening again.
Handling with Damage
Once the water has become cleared, the area has become cleaned, and the issue has been resolved, there might still be damage for you to handle. Depending on where the leak happened, the extent of the water released, and how long it was left standing, different amounts and kinds of damage could occur. Dehumidification may be necessary to return spaces back to normal, document restoration might be needed if important papers were damaged, furniture might need to be repaired or changed, and renovating may be necessary. Soaked mattresses, soft toys, and other stuff that could retain water should be disposed of, and steps should be taken to avoid future flooding.
Call San Diego Water Damage Repair Experts if you need emergency services.