Sewage backup contains germs that can cause illness, including E.coli, Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Hepatitis A, and Shigella. Symptoms from being exposed to sewage may include diarrhea, stomach pain, fever, chills, and vomiting. Seek medical attention right away if you experience any of these symptoms.
If sewage enters your home or yard, it should be professionally cleaned up as soon as possible. It is not enough to simply mop the mess away. A professional needs to come and sanitize the entire area. Be sure to protect yourself from direct contact with the sewage by wearing long pants, gloves, eyewear, and thick rubber boots. Wash your hands often with soap and clean water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Always make sure children and pets are kept out of the area until the clean-up is complete. We advise you to throw away items that cannot be washed and cleaned (such as mattresses, stuffed animals, baby toys, and wood cutting boards) that may have come in contact with sewage water.
We will clean all items and surfaces touched by sewage, by using safe sanitizing chemicals. Once we are done with your home, you will find it hard to believe that a sewage backup ever took place.
For more information on steps to take after sewage backup has occurred in your home, please contact First Call 24/7. 1-866-577-4468