Why Are Sewage Backups So Dangerous?
Sewage backups are dangerous because they create a biological hazard in
your living or working space.
Water damage at your property should be
treated differently depending on the nature of the water, the size of the
spill, and more. For example, if the water is from a leaky pipe under a
sink, it may be pretty easy to clean up the mess under your cabinet by
If, however, you have a greywater spill, the clean-up gets more
complicated. You have to take extra precautions for a toilet that has
overflowed, even if it only had urine in it. The same is true for water
that floods your basement due to a sump pump failure during heavy rain or
Property owners can sometimes clean up these messes on their own. However,
sewage water is a totally different situation!
Sewage contains bacteria, viruses, and other biological risk factors. When
exposed to sewage, people can develop nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin
rashes, infections, difficulty breathing, and prolonged illnesses.