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Discover a Sewage Leak? Here’s What to Do | SERVPRO of Renton

12/22/2023 (Permalink)

sewage damage in basement caused by sanitary drain. Has a sewage leak recently happened in your home? SERVPRO of Renton has a team of professionals who can help. Call us today!

Have you ever had a typical day ruined by the discovery of something unpleasant in your home? No one wants to be surprised by home damage, but especially if the situation leaves you with a smelly mess or a potentially unsafe situation.

Sewage leaks are always concerning and should be handled quickly by professionals. That’s where SERVPRO of Renton comes in! In addition to offering high-quality restoration services, our crew is also trained in the proper cleanup and repair process for sewage leaks.

Different Levels of Water

Water leaks can happen anywhere on your property, but they aren’t always a cause for concern. It all depends on the type of water that leaked!

White water is the kind of water that flows out of your sinks and faucets and is generally safe to drink and handle. Gray water is the wastewater created after doing things like brushing your teeth or running a load of laundry. It has the potential to make you sick or experience GI discomfort if ingested.

Black water is the type of water that you have to be really careful around. Black water is dangerous because it has been contaminated with toxic substances. Bloodborne pathogens, chemicals and sewage can get into water and can be deadly if ingested if improperly handled.

What to Do First

Your first reaction will probably be one of disgust as you pinch your nose and assess the situation. Afterward, you might want to jump in to start cleaning up immediately. Don’t do that! We want you to back away and call us instead.

What you can do while you wait for us to show up is locate the water valve that is controlling the flow of sewage water and shut it off. That can at least stop the problem from getting worse. After that, quarantine the area and keep people and pets out of the space until we get there.

How the Restoration Process Works

We know how important a quick response is when it comes to sewage leaks, which is why we prioritize your situation as soon as you call us. We will get right to work to contain the area and discover the source of the leak.

While some of our team works on the repairs, the rest of us will don safety gear and start removing the sewage. We will also employ our deodorizers to make sure all of the sewage odor is removed from your home.

Let us handle your mess! Our team has the right tools and protective gear to stay safe while we work, and we have the training to make sure your situation is remedied quickly and thoroughly.

Always call the professionals at SERVPRO of Renton for your sewage cleanup needs. Contact us today.

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