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Professional Cleanup Needed When Sewage Damage Affects Your Lakewood Ranch Home

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

The Proper Steps to Take When Dealing with a Sewage Backup

Sewer damage after a flood in Lakewood Ranch is a serious problem for homes and commercial businesses and can lead to significant property loss. The Professionals at SERVPRO of East Bradenton /Lakewood Ranch understand that it is important for you to get back to normal quickly. It is important to begin the sewer cleanup process as soon as possible, although you should always wait until the electric and gas lines have been shut off to prevent fires or explosions.

Flooding that is caused by sewage backups should be treated differently than other types of flooding events and requires professional care.  Sewage is considered a biohazard and contains bacteria and viruses which pose a significant health issue if not handled properly. SERVPRO of East Bradenton /Lakewood Ranch is a certified IICRC firm and has the proper equipment and the certified team to handle the job quickly.

Here are a few of the steps we take when beginning the cleanup process.

Remove any standing water and dispose of the contaminated material

Clean and Sanitize the Flooded Area including:

• Walls

• Floors

• Countertops

• Railings

• Doors

Complete the process by sanitizing the areas and ensuring the area is dry. If the area is not completely sanitized and free of moisture mold can develop causing health concerns and illness. Any items affected by sewer backup including furniture and bedding must go through the sewer cleanup process or disposed of properly

If your commercial kitchen area is affected then all food, including bottled and boxed foods should be thrown away.

Whether dealing with a flooded toilet in your home or a full-scale commercial sewer cleanup job, consider hiring a professional like SERVPRO of East Bradenton /Lakewood Ranch. We have the proper tools to ensure the job is completed and the area is safe for you and your family.  Call us today 941-747-2333.

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