What most people don’t know about water damage restoration in Bloomington is that it can be broken down into three categories. These categories range from clean water to black water damage. Black water is the most severe and can contain harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites due to its source. Frequently, black water damage is caused by a sewage backup.
Knowing how to clean sewage water damage in your home can protect you from all manner of diseases, infections, parasites, and illnesses of every category under the sun. The key to remember is that you should never clean sewage water yourself. It’s not a DIY repair job. You need IICRC-certified restoration specialists — that’s all.
Regardless of how your sewage backup emergency came to be, what to do after remains the same. First and foremost, safety should be your number one priority. You’ll notice a number of our tips here are focused on preventing illness and reducing property damage.
Again, your best bet when dealing with a sewage backup is to let the experts deal with the mess. After all, sewage contains bacteria, viruses and parasites. We cannot restate that enough.
If you absolutely must enter the affected room and start mitigating sewage damage, then here’s how to do so safely:
Again, we urge homeowners not to handle sewage backups themselves. Call Restoration 1 of Greater Minneapolis for 24-hour sewage cleanup and removal at 612-268-1961 today!
David Tynes is the general manager of Restoration of Greater Minneapolis. David has years of experience in home and commercial restoration, and he is certified as a restoration professional by the IICRC.