When your sewage line backs up or you have any other sewage related disaster, most property owners have no idea what to do next. Like other water related disasters, sewage will penetrate the porous materials of your property and will begin causing damage immediately. The longer the sewage remains in contact with your property, the more damage will be done, costing further time and money in the cleanup process. Because sewage is highly contaminated and toxic waste water, the sewage cleanup and sewage damage restoration process needs to be handled by a certified professional.
FRS is your locally trusted sewage damage cleanup and restoration company in Western North Carolina. We offer 24-hour emergency response services for any sewage damage. We provide immediate help to business and home owners in the area, working quickly to restore your property and get your life back on track as soon as possible.
Sewage damage can originate from several different causes, in various locations on your property. Because FRS has so much experience in the industry, we have seen every type of sewage damage imaginable and have the ability to restore your property no matter the severity or unique nature of your specific sewage damage. The most common causes of sewage damage that we come across in Western North Carolina include:
Depending on the cause of the sewage damage, the process for cleaning up and restoring the damage can vary a bit. That said, our general process will always include these main steps:
Sewage is highly contaminated, toxic, and can contain a variety of dangerous pathogens. It’s vitally important that when you have a sewage related disaster, that you avoid touching any sewage directly, as exposure can lead to health risks like Hepatitis A, Tetanus, and Giardia. Here are some of our tips for dealing with sewage cleanup:
There is no cut and dry answer. Sewage damage is not consistently covered by a typical homeowner’s insurance policy. However, depending on the circumstances surrounding the sewage related disaster, there are some cases that are more likely to be covered than others. For instance, if a section of the sewage line is damaged by something sudden and unexpected, like a flood, your homeowner’s insurance would likely file it as flood damage and cover the cleanup and sewage restoration costs. But like most property damage, if the sewage damage resulted from poor upkeep or perceived negligence, it is more than likely that any costs accrued will be covered out of pocket.
Whenever you have any questions regarding insurance coverage, the best source for your answers is your actual provider. Don’t hesitate to call up your insurance agent and have them walk you through your specific coverage plan.