Sewage backups and overflows are serious, unpleasant issues that need to be dealt with immediately to minimize damage to your property and your family’s health. Home Restorations has been providing sewage cleanup & restoration in Hamilton, Burlington & Brantford for decades and have become the most trusted name in restorations and repair.
Sewage damage is any kind of damage to your property that occurs due to your sewage system behaving abnormally and sewage leaking through to where it shouldn’t usually be.
This can involve overflowing toilets or bathtubs, backed up sewer lines, or overworked sump pumps. Your foundations, woodwork, furniture and other possessions can be easily damaged during a sewage overflow, and sourcing professional sewage cleanup & restoration is essential to minimizing the cost to you.
Black water is severely contaminated from multiple sources and can include standing water, toilet water containing feces and any outdoor river and lake water. Harsh chemicals and sewage make up this category 3 water which should be cleared out and tended to immediately.
Sewage damage occurs when sewage cannot drain properly due to a backed up sewer line. There are many possible causes of this, but some of the most common include:
The most common cause of a backed up sewer line is a physical blockage preventing the sewage from draining. This can be from something that was flushed down a toilet or drain, or it could be due to invasive tree roots that have strangled your sewage line.
Severe downpours or thunderstorms can overwork local storm drains and sump pumps, which can cause the excess water to flood the sewage line and cause a backup. Debris from the storms can also be swept into sewage lines and cause a blockage, compounding the problem.
If you have a sewage drain point like a toilet or bathtub that is below the sewer system or septic tank, you likely have a sewage pump to push the sewage against gravity and move it in the right direction. If this pump is clogged, faulty or stops working, you can suffer sewage damage from the overflow of sewage in these fixtures.