Heavy rain storms, construction, frozen plumbing, sudden snow thaws, or flash floods can all contribute to sewage backups or drainage water seeping into your basement, crawl space, or first floor. If it happens to you, ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip is ready to help with sewage cleanup, water removal, and water damage restoration in DeKalb, Sycamore, St. Peter, or surrounding Illinois communities.
Taking note of the early warnings of a sewage backup will give you time to move valuables, furniture, or perhaps even take some defensive measures such as digging a catch or drainage trench on your property, adding a sump pump, or calling a plumber for a preventive inspection. Ask yourself about a few of these tell-tale signs:
- Have you noticed any sewage smells in your basement, especially near floor drains?
- What about gurgling noises from household drains, even when no water is flowing?
- Is more than one drain clogged or backed up with water?
- Do you have standing water in your yard, indicating the soil is saturated or the water table has risen?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might have a sewage disaster just waiting to happen.
A sewage backup damages anything and everything in the line of fire—err, water. It isn’t just the resulting water damage as there is also dangerous contamination that can cause in infection and disease. Furthermore, if the water damage is not cleaned up promptly and thoroughly, you may experience mold infestation as well as fumes that can permeate your entire house and its contents.
Luckily, mold removal, deodorization, and sewage cleanup are all services we provide at ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip. When you need comprehensive water disaster and sewage cleanup services in DeKalb County, IL, contact us at 815.754.5500.