Expert Sewage Backup Repair For Businesses And Homes In The Tampa Area
24/7 provides sewage backup repair for properties in Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater, and surrounding towns.
Repair for a sewage backup is a job few want to take on. There is a lot of risk involved, not the least of which is the safety concern and possible spread of disease. But 24/7 Complete Restoration staff are prepared for the worst and can get you the best outcome possible for your commercial or residential property.
Types Of Water
When it comes to a sewage backup, it is important to understand what you are dealing with. There are three categories of water that we routinely clean up.
- Potable Water: Potable water comes with the easiest clean up process. It is defined by being water that is clean to drink, and usually comes from a sink, faucet, or rain water. Potable water is usually not what you’d be dealing with from a sewage backup.
- Grey Water: Grey water consists of water that comes from your bathtub or shower drain, dishwasher or laundry machine. It can sometimes contain either chemicals or bacteria that can be harmful to your health. The main concern with grey water is that it can evolve into black water within 48 hours if not cleaned promptly.
- Black Water: This is what you would routinely be addressing with a sewage backup. Black water is heavily contaminated by chemicals and bacteria from floodwater or sewage lines. It is a huge health and safety risk and needs to be cleaned immediately to prevent the spread of disease.
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Common Causes Of Sewage Backups
There are many things that can cause a sewer backup. Here are some of the most common:
- Clogged pipes: When a pipe or toilet becomes blocked with hair, grease/oils, or any other matter not meant to be there, it can cause a backup. To prevent this, avoid flushing anything other than toilet paper, don’t throw grease or cooking oils down the sink, and try to remove hair from your shower or tub before it goes down the drain.
- Structural damage to pipes or the sewer main: There are several different ways this could happen. One way is corrosion from tree roots. Another is damage that occurs to the sewer lines over time through corrosion or even collapse. A good preventative measure is to have regular maintenance to you sewage system.
- Inclement weather: Inclement weather can overflow sewage systems, making it waterlogged faster than it can move water out.
Working With Your Insurance
When it comes to sewage backup repair, be careful who you trust with your property, time and money. Many companies will render services before dealing with insurance matters and charge you the excess bill anyway.
Here at 24/7 Complete Restoration, we recognize that the world of insurance is confusing and complicated. We are happy to work as a contact between you and your insurance company. Most insurance policies require that you report a sewage backup within a tight time frame in order to cover the cleanup.
Call us as soon as possible to ensure you get the whole project covered. We will work with you one on one with your specific policy.
With any sewage backup repair, our first step is to consult with you over the phone, and then set up an in-person assessment to determine the scope of damage and come up with a game plan. From there, we use specialized tools and safety equipment to dry, clean and sanitize the entire property.
Remember that a sewage backup is not your average water damage. It is a huge health and safety risk and we know that your top priority is the wellbeing of your family or employees and customers.