If You Do Have a Sewage Backup in Your Condo, You Must Get Professional Help With Clean-up.
Sewage is dangerous. It is important that you have an understanding of the risks of handling and being exposed to sewage before you take any action. In fact, the vast majority of sewage spills need to be handled by professional restoration specialists!
Sewage contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi. When humans are exposed to sewage, they can end up dealing with intestinal damage, lung infections, and skin conditions. It is not uncommon for sewage-related bacteria to cause diarrhea, cramping,
fever, nausea, weakness, and vomiting.
Cleaning up water damage by yourself means that you take on the risk of these illnesses and side effects from exposure to sewage.
If you experience water damage or sewage in your condo, you should take the following precautions:
1. Remember don’t touch anything!
2. Don’t eat or drink anything that was exposed to the sewer water.
3. Don’t try to clean it up by yourself. In addition to taking on additional risk, you may be destroying evidence that could lead to a successful insurance claim.
4. Leave items where they are. Don’t remove them. Professional disaster restoration specialists can determine which items are salvageable and which ones are not.