The main issue that we were called out to work on was from a newly remodeled unit in the City of San Diego that had been through a significant sewage backup, but we found out that there were a total of 8 units that had been affected by the Sewage Backup. Sewage backups can have a drastic impact on your health and should be taken very seriously. If you or someone you know has had a sewage problem, please have them seek professional help in cleaning the mess and making sure that their home or business is safe.
One reason why this job was so severe was that the resident of the main unit was on vacation for 6 weeks and that meant that raw sewage was able to cause significant damage as it sat for over a month. The initial cause of the backup was one that we have ran into many times in the past. There was a construction company nearby that had been doing a remodel on a close by site jetted the line which caused sewage to explode out of some other properties on the main sewage line. The sewage exploded all over the bathroom of the main unit in this story. This is a common problem, but one that could have easily be fixed because the construction company should check with all homes on the main line to make sure that there were not any problems from the jetting. The construction company had checked some of the properties on the line but did not do their due diligence on the inspection.
The damage to the main unit was significant, as we mentioned the sewage was able to sit for 6 weeks. The backup affected this newly remodeled unit by damaging the bathroom, furnishings, drywall, kitchen, hallway, dining room, and bedroom. The amount of damage to this property was very significant and it was in desperate need of being sanitized. Sewage is not something that should be left to a DIY or amateur workers. The repercussions of doing something wrong, and missing a crucial step is just too high for sewage cleanup jobs. Sewage is the perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria, which can lead to illness and in some cases even death. Hiring a professional is the key to making sure that your job is done correctly and safely, our team at American Emergency Restoration and Reconstruction Services knows what it takes to get your sewage cleanup done correctly.
One thing that could have been easily overlooked by an amateur service is the amount of water damage that the sewage had caused. The sewage was able to sit for so long that mold began to grow in the home as well. This is one way that a sewage cleanup job can turn into a mold remediation job. Overlooking the mold could have left the resident with more health problems down the road, and the professionalism of our crew to be able to spot this gives testament not only to their skill on the job but also how much they care for the well-being of the people that need their help.
If you know or someone you know has had a sewage backup and is in need of sewage cleanup and mold remediation, then have them contact American Emergency Restoration and Reconstruction Services.