Sewage water – particularly black water – can cause a range of health risks that make it incredibly dangerous to inhale or come in contact with. A few diseases associated with black water are:
Contaminated water can also lead to mold growth and spores in the air, which can be hazardous for your health as well.
While we typically associate sewage with health hazards and a detestable smell, there are also risks to your property. Sewage backups can cause property damage in several ways:
Electrical Damage. Sewage water will damage washing machines, dryers, furnaces, refrigerators, dishwashers, hot water tanks, and electrical systems, wiring, and outlets.
Although some minor backups can be cleaned up on your own, there are numerous instances where a professional sewage backup company is necessary: