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Leave the Sewage to the Professionals, Call SERVPRO of West Akron

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Akron had to remove all the flooring, walls and contents from a sewage back up at this home in Akron.

Sewage losses pose health threats for anyone exposed to contaminated water. The dangers for humans arise from  various harmful substances, including parasites which cause intestinal disease. Viruses can cause hepatitis A, resulting in inflammation of the liver. Bacteria such as E-coli and Salmonella can cause diarrhea and food poisoning. SERVPRO of West Akron refers to this grossly unsanitary water as “Black Water.” 

Here are some important safety tips:

DO: • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage. • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

DON’T: • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas and tracking the contamination elsewhere. • Turn on the HVAC system if impacted by water. The HVAC system could spread contaminated air to other parts of the building. • Use household fans to dry the structure and possibly spread contaminants. • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if they have been exposed to the contaminated areas. • Consume food or drink that has been exposed to the contaminated areas.

Call SERVPRO of West Akron to cleanup and restore your home or business after a sewage loss at 330-837-5723.