Black Sewage Contaminated Water Damage Must Have Proper Restoration
This job came to us in the fall, and is one of the more extreme and tragic cases we have experienced. The elderly homeowner frail was a hoarder suffering mental health issues.
Months earlier the sewage line had blown, flooding a packed basement with raw sewage, swimming in pathogens.
Due to the homeowner's frail condition and distress about the situation, they closed the door and ignored it. Delays cause even greater damage but in our line of work this is a situation that we've experienced more often than you'd imagine.
The sewage line was not fixed during this time, the wet contaminated water and solids permeated all porous surfaces and caused damage to non porous surfaced, just from exposure. You can see the effects to the washer and dryer.
In this situation, the contents become a hazard and must be carefully removed and discarded because of microbial and mold growth. Extensive antimicrobials were used in cleaning, and air scrubbers placed to ensure that the structure was clean and safe once more.