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How to Deal with Sewage and Toilet Overflow

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard How to Deal with Sewage and Toilet Overflow Toilet overflow or sewage back up? We can make It LIKE IT NEVER EVEN HAPPENED!

Toilet and sewage overflow is incredibly irritating and smelly! This can lead to water damage in your commercial or residential building. Your expensive belongings may endure irreversible damages. Therefore, once you detect overflow signs, you should hire a reliable company to clean up the mess immediately.

At SERVPRO of Brunswick, we offer excellent restoration and cleaning services to our clients. We understand the urgency of cleaning sewage as soon as possible. We provide a reliable emergency service to deal with sewage and toilet overflow.  Additionally, we have advanced cleaning and restoration equipment. Below are reliable tips for handling sewage and toilet overflow.

Vacate the Contaminated Areas Right Away

Once the overflow occurs in your building, you should head to a safe place. Flooded areas should only be occupied by individuals with the right protective garments and equipment.

Hire a Cleanup Specialist

If the wastewater has covered all the rooms in your house, you should contact the nearest specialist. SERVPRO of Brunswickwill deal with the mess quickly and correctly.

Dehumidifiers, steam cleaners, and air scrubbers are some of the equipment that we use to clean and restore your building after an overflow. First, our specialists turn off the electrical sockets touched by water to avoid more damages. Then, they remove the wastewater from the building.

Decontaminate your Home

Decontamination of your home is a vital activity to carry out after the removal of wastewater. Our cleanup specialists will wash the carpets, dry them, and decontaminate them. However, if the overflow saturates carpeting, you should replace the materials immediately.

Our septic specialists will also examine the septic tanks to prevent more flooding. Tanks left unattended could suffer a spill recurrence, which will damage your property. We offer services to our local communities in the Golden Isles.

Lastly, to avoid a recurrence of the problem, SERVPRO of Brunswick specialists will help you to diagnose its cause. The experts will rectify the problems to avoid more costly damages. We will ensure that your house is safe for occupation.

Sewage backup? We can restore that!

8/21/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Sewage backup? We can restore that! Treat sewage backups as a EMERGENCY due to the bacteria and other pathogens in the water.



We know how scary sewer system backups can be in your home or business. These backups are very serious and unsanitary and should be treated as a immediate emergency. When you notice a sewage backup call SERVPRO to safely clean up the contamination.

The water that comes from backed-up sewage is considered Category 3 Water also known as Black Water. This water is very dangerous and is a immediate health concern due to the water being filled with bacteria and other pathogens.

How does SERVPRO of Brunswick respond to a Sewage Backup

1. Response 

At the first sign of a sewage backup you need to immediately follow your properties Emergency Ready Profile and call SERVPRO of Brunswick. SERVPRO of Brunswick knows the risk of the contaminated water and wants to help you get rid of it as soon as possible to eliminate the chance of people getting sick or allowing for mold or mildew to grow. 

Remember, that it only takes 24 hours after a flood for mold or mildew to grow.

2. Inspection

Once SERVPRO of Brunswick arrives, they will inspect the building for a scope of the damage- looking for mold growth, trapped water, and standing water. After the inspection is complete SERVPRO of Brunswick will create a cleanup and restoration plan that best fits the property.

3. Cleanup
Sewage cleanup starts by first removing the non-salvageable items, then removing salvageable items and disinfecting them. After non-salvageable and salvageable items are removed the SERVPRO of Brunswick Crew will begin removing affected drywall, flooring, and any paneling.

4. Restoration
Once the building has been cleaned and disinfected it is now crucial for the property to begin the drying phase. When the building is at a normal moisture level- rebuild can resume.

Sewage Cleanup is a process and each step is crucial when dealing with Category 3 Water. Keep in mind the safety concerns and call the water damage restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Brunswick