Call SERVPRO of Ames to Remove Sewage Water Safely
Many Story and Boone County homeowners have recently experienced a double whammy from both water damage and power outages after an unprecedented derecho storm ripped through the state. This problem combination makes homes susceptible to mold growth and harmful bacteria or viruses, especially when the floodwater includes sewage. Porous materials like carpet, carpet pads and insulation are breeding grounds for mold and bacteria, which can quickly cause foul odor and risk of severe illness from mold spores or dangerous pathogens. The sooner you can start cleaning up after water damage, the sooner you can stop mold and bad bacteria from growing in susceptible areas of your house.
Carpets and pads that have been damaged by sewage immediately need to be removed and disposed of since this is considered a category-3 loss. Sewage damage is the most dangerous form of water cleanup because the possibility of blood-borne pathogens and other contaminants is high.
If a company were to just clean sewage-damaged carpet, assuming it seemed fine, there is no guarantee the carpet would be clean or safe. Once the room became warm, you would almost immediately smell the sewage that was left behind in the carpet. This indicates bacteria or mold remains and would still leave you and your family in danger.
Sewage leaves too many unknowns for a company to assume a cleaning is enough to take care of the problem. The possibility of remaining fecal matter and disease-causing pathogens like Salmonella and E. coli put you and your family at high risk.
Our staff at SERVPRO of Ames is trained to handle sewage damage safely and effectively. We make sure that we eliminate all the contaminants that pose health risks and never take shortcuts. We do it well and we do it right. If your home has had any amount of water damage, give us a call right away to come take care of it for you. You can reach us any time, day or night, at (515) 233-4544.