Sewage backups can lead to a number of problems including:
E. coli can cause infection, leading to diarrhea and severe abdominal cramps. Infections can cause fever and infections of the urinary tract. When Enterococcus bacteria enters the bloodstream it can lead to serious complications such as meningitis and damage to heart valves. The problem with a sewage backup is that E. Coli is microscopic and it gets everywhere as when a pipe breaks, sewage water just splashes everywhere. You need to be thorough with cleaning, and use special cleaning solutions to truly rid your rooms of the E. Coli bacteria. T4TD restorations not only fixes your sewage issues, they thoroughly clean your home as well. This means we wipe down walls, clean floors, and scrub tiles so you and your family are protected from getting sick.
Inhalation and ingestion:
A back-up of sewage waste can lead to flooding within your home. According to Environment Canada, you may inhale infectious agents. When microorganisms are released from particles of polluted wastewater contaminated particles may be released into the air. This can happen during the cleaning process, as the particles can be disturbed and inhaled. Contact with contaminated waste and not properly washing your hands also can pose a risk. If you rub your eyes, nose or mouth contaminants can cause disease. That’s why you want a professional, like us to handle the work. We clean using agents that are proven to destroy these microorganisms.
Gastroenteritis can be found in human waste. Gastroenteritis is not a pretty thing to have, it’s essentially infectious diarrhea, meaning you can spread it to someone else. While you might be able to take a day or two off work because you’re still young, you might spread the infection to a senior or infant, which could prove to be deadly and fatal. Contact with sewage contaminated with the can cause inflammation of the stomach and intestines. This, in turn, can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and cramping. You may also develop a fever.
Tiny cuts and scrapes that come into contact with the sewage can be exposed to harmful bacteria that can cause an infection or something worse and scary like necrotizing fascitis, or flesh eating bacteria. Flesh Eating Bacteria works very fast, which is what makes it scary. If you’ve been in contact with sewage water, and develop an extreme pain on your body, or something abnormal like a rash or blistering, get to the doctor immediately. Or better yet, don’t go near the sewage backup mess, leave that up to our professionals who are protected against bacteria.