Smelly Water Coming Up From The Floor?
Unexpected water on the ground floor (or your basement if you have one) is terrifying. When that water is coming from the sewer, it isn’t just unexpected, but it is also dangerous to your health. When sewage water finds it’s way into your Trumbull home, the first thing you need to do is call a professional for help.
After determining where the water is coming from, you may need to decide if and how to move personal belongings out of the affected areas. Before you do that, contact a professional sewage damage restoration team like PCS Southern to help. Sewage water is contaminated and highly dangerous to your health. Do not attempt to get anywhere near the water until you have been told that it is safe to do so.
When a water disaster happens, you might be racking your brain trying to figure out what happened. If you find water on the lowest level of your home, there are five common sources of intrusive water:
- A literal flood/rainwater entering the home
- Surface water running down foundation walls
- Groundwater in water-saturated soils being pushed into the basement by hydrostatic pressure
- Storm sewer water from the municipal storm sewer system backing up into the home’s existing perimeter foundation drain
- Sanitary sewer water from a clog in your home’s sewer line, the municipal sewer line, or the combined municipal storm/sanitary sewer system backing up into the home’s drain system, causing sewer water to come up through sink drains and floor drains on lower levels
Causes Of Sewer Water Backing-Up
When water is coming up through floor drains or sink drains in the basement, the source is either a) heavy rain water overwhelming the municipal sanitary sewer system and backing up into homes, or b) individual service lines being clogged by grease, waste, tree roots, breaks in pipes or saturated ground.
Either kind of flooding can send fecal waste backing up into basements. Not only is it disgusting, but it can also be a serious health hazard. Contact PCS Southern immediately to get a crew and sanitary equipment on-site to lessen the exposure for your family.
Dangers From A Sewage Back-up?
Sewage in any room of your home could contain parasites, fungi, bacteria, and other harmful elements. Risks from exposure to this dirty water can come from viruses, bacteria, and parasites. If flood waters or sewage fill your basement, you must clean properly to prevent you and your family from becoming sick or injured.
The greatest danger is not the risk of disease, but the risk of electrocution or explosion. Never enter a flooded room until the utility companies have shut off the gas and electric service.
Future Structural Problems
When water seeps up into and down through the floors is a serious issue; especially if you have a two story home or live in a multi-level apartment complex. The standing water can cause the flooring and sheetrock below to be compromised and collapse. A qualified PCS/PRS technician should scope out the situation; fast action now is crucial to quickly salvage as much as you can of your flooring and your home.
Dry Out To Avoid Mold
After the dirty water is removed, every surface must be sanitized to protect from the microbes in the sewage. However, even sanitary water vapor that is left after clean-up must be removed to prevent future mold growth. The sewage restoration team will use a combination of industrial fans, air scrubbers, box fans, ceiling fans and maybe even open windows to help remove 100% of the excess water vapor.
Professional Sewage Cleanup in Trumbull
Professional Restoration Systems cares about your home and the health of your family. You can expect a clean-cut and uniformed restoration specialist coming to your door. He/she will walk you through the damaged areas and let you know our first stage of attack. Our restoration specialist will then begin the sewage remediation process to remove all traces of waste.
Extraction is a crucial part of the pre-drying process, the more sewage water that is removed in the beginning, the faster we will be able to get your home dry and safe again. We will proceed with restoring your home to pre-loss condition, including detecting any structural damage and eliminating mold or other pathogens that can hide in unseen places. Contact us to get your carpets clean and your home healthy again.