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5 Tips to take after a Toilet Overflow

2/9/2023 (Permalink)

room Water can saturate an entire room after a toilet overflows.

If you’ve had issues with a toilet overflow you may have issues with sewer damage in your Raytown, MO, home. This can be a tricky mess to clean up as sewer waterfalls into the black water category and can require special equipment to ensure it is properly decontaminated. If you’re experiencing this problem here’s what you should do.

1. Call a Professional

One of the first things that should be done if you have a sewage problem in your home is to contact a local water damage restoration service to assess the damage and begin cleanup and repairs. These professionals can locate the source of the problem which may help determine if the sewage company needs to be contacted as well

2. Wear Proper Safety Gear

It's important to wear proper safety gear any time you are dealing with sewage material to avoid the spread of contaminated material. This includes gloves, coveralls, boots, and masks.

3. Remove the Water

Once the professionals have arrived and safety gear is in place the professionals can begin the sewer damage restoration. One of the first steps you may see performed is the removal of any floodwater and sewage materials.

4. Dry the Area

Once the water is removed it’s important to thoroughly dry the area. A dehumidifier may be used during this step.

5. Decontaminate the Area

After cleaning up a flooded toilet, it’s important to decontaminate the area to ensure that no bacteria remain. This is done to help ensure that the area is safe for use. The professionals overseeing your sewer cleanup may use special cleaners for this job.

When dealing with sewer damage it’s important to contact a professional as quickly as possible. They will have the correct equipment to perform the job safely and can remove the water without causing further contamination to your home. These professionals will also be able to dry and decontaminate the space.

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