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Cleaning Sanitary Sewage

Sanitary sewage is a health hazard.  If you experience a back-up, be very careful to avoid contact with sewer materials, which may carry infectious diseases like hepatitis and salmonella. 

If you want professional help:

  • Look under carpet cleaning in the yellow pages.

If you do it yourself:

  • Always wear protective gloves and boots.  Rain gear is also advisable.

  • Avoid contact with raw material, and be particularly careful of your face and eyes.  Goggles are recommended when you are using a hose.

  • Protect all cuts and scrapes.  Immediately wash any wound that comes in contact with sewage.

To clean up after a back-up:

Hose down the area, then wash surfaces with hot soapy water.

  • Disinfect surfaces with a 1:10 solution of household bleach and water.

When you're finished:

  • Wash hands thoroughly before preparing food or eating.

  • Wash and disinfect any clothing and supplies immediately after use.

For any Sewer related claims contact Claims at (813) 274-5708