Of all the causes of water damage in a home, sewage leaks are the most hazardous, critical, and disgusting. All of the drains in your home lead to the main sewage line. Much like any other pipe, sewage lines can break or become backed up. This causes all of the dirty water to flow into your home. So, whatever you flushed or poured down the drain will re-enter your home, posing all sorts of structural and health risks.
The water is full of all sorts of beauty products, human waste, food particles, bacteria, viruses, and more. Sewage leaks can be a serious problem in your home, creating more than just a gross problem. Unlike ordinary water damage, sewage leaks pose their own special set of issues. Sewage is full of harmful bacteria, viruses, and more that can negatively impact your and your family’s health. Your family members can contract all sorts of illnesses if they come into contact with sewer water. Additionally, the sewage can cause surrounding surface and groundwater to become contaminated, spreading the bacteria to your tap water. If there is a sewage leak in your home, it is crucial to your safety that you leave immediately.
Sewage water is classified as “grey water” and is completely unsanitary and can cause illness, disease or death. This water comes from sewage, river flooding or standing bacteria-infected waters. KHR is professionally licensed and insured and are preferred contractors by Owens Corning and also have restoration certifications like the IICRC Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) and IICRC Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD).