Sewage spills are unpleasant and can cause significant disruption to your home or business. The accompanying contamination and offensive odours can be a serious health risk.
Common causes of sewage spills and overflows:
- Floods and storm damage
- Faulty equipment
- Old or broken pipes
- Accidental damage during construction, building and digging
- Blockages with debris of waste components
Internal and external areas of a property can be heavily contaminated with raw sewage. Inside, the contaminated waste can seep its way into walls, floors, furniture, soft furnishings, cupboards and ceilings making a property completely uninhabitable.
Outside, the raw sewage can spread a long distance from the original break or overflow and can contaminate soil, outdoor furniture, vegetable gardens, swimming pools, patios and other outside structures and plantings.
When a sewage spill or overflow occurs in your home or your place of business, you need a professional forensic cleaning company that can deal with the removal of contaminated materials and the hazardous clean-up quickly and effectively to minimise exposure and contain the spread.
Diseases Caught from Sewage
Sewage is a major carrier of diseases. Most illnesses that arise from contact with sewage are caused by pathogens (disease-causing microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses). Most pathogens are parasites (live off the host) and the diseases they cause are an indirect result of their obtaining food from, or shelter in, the host.
They often cause acute illnesses such as diarrhoea and infections that can be violent and unpleasant although with no lasting effects. However, in some cases, pathogens can cause serious long-term illnesses.
Diseases that can be caught from raw sewage include:
Sewage Cleanup Services
Sewage spills can spread rapidly, so a prompt response to any sewage spill is essential due to the considerable health and safety risks and the possibility of adjacent and nearby soil or groundwater becoming contaminated.
We recommend you do not attempt to handle the situation yourself due to the bio-hazardous nature of the spill.
National Trauma and Crime Scene Cleaning technicians are highly qualified and experienced in all forms of bio cleaning and sewage cleanup services to safely and cost-effectively remove biohazards. After removal of raw sewage, our technicians will ensure that the area is completely disinfected using Antimicrobial Solutions. Odours will be neutralised, and the affected area left clean and safe.
Call us anytime 24/7 and our emergency response team will be on your doorstep in no time at all.