Cleaning up a sewer backup requires a lot of time and effort. It also needs specialized disinfecting products and sanitization techniques. Sewage cleanup is especially risky as it not only causes a lot of inconveniences but also presents a variety of health hazards. Professional help is your best option for sewage cleanup. Here are some the most frequently asked questions about sewage cleanup.

Can I just clean up a sewer backup myself?

Improper remediation activities to clean and restore property can cause more problems. It is easy to spread the contaminated sewer problem from one room to another. Knowing how to remove and clean a sewer backup is essential for the successful restoration of your property.

Can I just use bleach to clean up a sewer backup?

Although bleach is a common solution for most people, it is a poor solution for sewer cleanup. It may do a good job of making stains disappear; however, it does not make contamination disappear. Contamination from a sewer does not fall under the category of common household germs.

How do I really know if everything is cleaned up?

The only way to know if a sewer backup has been successfully restored is to have it tested, so at Soil-Away, we recommend the services of a certified industrial hygienist. Our teams will use truck-mounted extraction units to remove the sewage from your residence or business.

Why Call Soil-Away for Sewage Cleanup?

Industry professionals with certifications under the IICRC standards have the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to ensure the clean-up process carries out correctly and completely. They also have the proper tools and materials that will assist in bringing the property back to its previous condition. The IICRC website can provide information regarding certified professionals in most geographic areas.

At Soil-Away, we are a full-service emergency restoration service. Our certifications cover many disciplines: water, fire, smoke, odor damage and others. So if your property has a sewage problem that needs cleanup, call us at (603) 641-6555.