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Behind the Scenes: The Sewage Damage Process and What You Need to Know

3/12/2023 (Permalink)

Sewage damage can be one of the most unpleasant and hazardous types of property damage. Whether it's caused by a backed-up sewer line or a sewage spill, it’s important to understand the sewage damage process and what you need to know to protect yourself, your family, and your property. In this blog, we'll take you behind the scenes of the sewage damage process and provide you with the information you need to know.

Assessing the Damage

The first step in the sewage damage process is to assess the damage. A professional restoration company will inspect the affected areas to determine the extent of the damage and identify any potential health hazards.


The next step is to contain the sewage to prevent it from spreading further. This may involve closing off the affected areas, using plastic sheeting and barriers, and setting up negative air pressure to prevent the spread of contaminated air.

Extraction and Removal

The sewage and any contaminated materials, such as carpeting or drywall, must be removed from the affected areas. This requires specialized equipment, including pumps, wet/dry vacuums, and other tools to extract the sewage and contaminated materials.

Cleaning and Sanitizing

Once the sewage and contaminated materials have been removed, the affected areas must be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized to remove any remaining bacteria and pathogens. This involves using specialized cleaning products and equipment to disinfect the area and prevent the spread of disease.

Drying and Restoration

The final step in the sewage damage process is to dry and restore the affected areas. This may involve using dehumidifiers, fans, and other drying equipment to remove any remaining moisture and prevent mold growth. Then, the area can be repaired and restored to its preloss condition.

What You Need to Know

If you experience sewage damage, it’s important to act quickly and contact a professional restoration company. Sewage damage can pose serious health risks and should be handled by trained professionals who have the proper equipment and expertise to ensure the safety of your property and your family.

Additionally, it’s important to avoid contact with the sewage and contaminated materials, as well as the affected areas, until they have been properly cleaned and sanitized. Exposure to sewage can cause serious problems.

In conclusion, sewage damage is a serious issue that requires immediate attention from a professional restoration company. By understanding the sewage damage process and what you need to know, you can protect yourself, your family, and your property and ensure a safe and thorough restoration.

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