24/7 Sewage Cleanup Services
There may be nothing more horrifying than witnessing a raw sewage backup in your home. You don’t need to be told how dangerous and unsanitary the water in a sewage backup is; the appearance and smell will do that for you. Seeing your home — and the many precious things you own — covered in water caused from a sewage backup is enough to bring you to your knees (but outside the home, please).
Your immediate feelings will be overwhelming and hopeless, but fortunately, this isn’t a cleanup project you have to do on your own. In fact, please don’t attempt to handle a sewage cleaning project by yourself. Without the proper know-how and equipment, you could put yourself and your family at serious risk.
As a 24/7 disaster cleanup, restoration, and remodeling company, New Life Restoration is always ready to walk you through even the worst disasters that may befall your home.
What Causes a Sewage Backup?
Sewage backups can come from a variety of places:
- Floods may cause sewage from sanitary street lines to back up into your home through drain pipes.
- Tree and shrub roots may break through pipes in search of water, or enter the pipe at a joint, causing a blockage. Over time, the problem can intensify as the tree root grows, creating an even bigger blockage. To compound the issue, tree roots can travel long distances, so a neighbor’s tree could potentially be the one to block your pipes.
- A city sanitary main can experience a blockage, causing sewage to back up into your home or business through floor drains. Call the city public works office immediately if this happens to you.
Does Insurance Cover a Sewage Backup?
Unfortunately, homeowners and business insurance policies do not automatically cover flood damage, including sewage backups. However, you can add sewer backup coverage to your policy for a relatively inexpensive yearly fee.
And remember, you are actually responsible for the pipeline between the city sanitary sewer main and your home — the pipe under the street. It’s not a bad idea to add sewage backup coverage to your policy.
What Is the Harm of a Sewage Backup?
As in all things flood related, time is of the essence when you’re talking about sewage removal and cleanup. Raw sewage water is heavily contaminated and puts your family at risk for serious health hazards, especially young children and the elderly. Sewer water carries harmful viruses and bacteria that can cause serious problems. The longer it sits in your home, the more the hazardous waste can reach and infect. Plus, mold can grow in as little as 48 hours, so it’s critical that your home is completely cleaned out and thoroughly dried down as quickly as possible.
Because New Life Restoration is a 24/7 disaster relief company, we can get to your home at any time of day or night and begin the process of clearing out and cleaning up your home from a sewage backup. Using the proper procedures and equipment, we secure the area so contamination does not have the chance to spread, remove standing water, thoroughly dry down the affected area, and remove and/or restore contaminated objects.
And if you have insurance that covers a sewage cleanup and removal, we’ll advocate on your behalf to get you the money you deserve. We’ll document your losses and help you make your claim.
But what about after your home has been cleaned up and dried out?
New Life Restoration is also equipped and prepared to help restore your home to its original shape — or better. Some people use disasters as a chance to upgrade and modernize their home. If that’s something you’d like to do, we can walk you through your design and remodeling options. Whether you want to return your home to its original shape or create something new and magnificent out of the disaster, we are your company.
New Life Restoration will be by your side every step of the way. We’ll rush to your home as soon as you call us, we’ll clean up and dry out your home, and we’ll restore your home to your vision of beauty.
Disasters are terrible to walk through alone. Let us help you from that horrifying start to the beautiful finish.
For expert help, relief, and burdens lifted when the unthinkable happens to your home, give New Life Restoration a call today at (805) 925-1600, or use our website’s contact form for more information.