Whether you’re a self-diagnosed germaphobe or not, this topic is kinda gross and experiencing an unfortunate situation like below can be even grosser. Not only is a major sewer line back-up a head-ache to deal with while it’s happening, the after affects and clean-up could also be risky to your health and safety. I hope this gives a bit more insight into what you may actually be dealing with and that there are services and products to help restore your contaminated water damaged areas.
An antimicrobial agent is designed to destroy or inhibit the growth of microorganisms and especially pathogenic microorganisms. Microorganisms include bacteria, viruses, protozoans and fungi such as mold and mildew. There are three types of public health antimicrobials: Sanitizers, Disinfectants and Sterilizers.
When a main sewer line, toilets and bathtubs back-up, they can leave a small or large amount of sewage or blackwater on your surfaces. Blackwater is the most dangerous type of contaminated water and may contain any of these microorganisms. In any of these situations, we always recommend that our clientele contact a restoration service. A restoration service will assess your situation and damage, and will offer a specific mitigation plan based on the severity of damage. This could include, but not limited to, water extraction, drying, cleaning, sanitizing, deodorizing. If necessary, some companies offer antimicrobial applications, which are possible to apply to a variety of surfaces, including unfinished concrete basement floors.
If you experience a back-up on any of your exposed surfaces that you can come into contact with, it’s always a good idea to reach out to a restoration company for their expertise in mitigating these microorganisms. It’s possible you may have a contaminated surface that you don’t realize, and as you walk on it and move around the house, it’s being tracked along with your steps and/or in the air when microorganisms are disturbed. These microorganisms are not always visible by the naked eye, so use a professional to assess ‘the mess’.
If you are in need of a restoration company referral, please reach out to us today and we will put you in contact with a trusted affiliate.