Sewage Damage and Your Health

May 06, 2014, 09:30 ET from SI Restoration

BALTIMORE, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When you think about sewage damage, the first vision that comes to mind is flooding and backup of sewage coming through your home. Your whole floor might be covered in brackish containments, so you want to expedite the removal of this nasty incident quickly and efficiently. The primary thing you need to consider when removing this containment is to hire an IICRC approved firm to remove the waste damage from your home. However, you are thinking the main concern is the awful smell but what about all the different matter that causes the smell.


Sewage carries a whole host of horrible connotation and the last thing you want is the stench and gunk to be there any longer. However, you should not try to do this on your own. There is a wide range of different bacterium that can be found in raw sewage which can lead to a significant amount of health problems. The microorganisms that live in the sewage waste can cause an increase rick of developing lung disease along with other infectious diseases that take in residence in the respiratory system; these would include tuberculosis, influenza, and pneumonia. There are other toxins that are found in the sewage also.

Often the containments in the sewage can cause extreme pain. Many of this not just caused by human waste but other effects that might have been dumped down the drain over time.  This is mainly caused by other toxic substances examples being fungi, pesticides, or pharmaceutical drugs. These other substances can be damaging to one's health since people are not protected from the usage of those items and often these are concentrated together and thereby make them more potent. The long term effects can actually not be noticed till after the sewage has been removed.

One of the other issues is the mold issue that arises. Mold issues arise in the case of a sewage back up possibly in the long term. Sewage as you know is heavily saturated with moisture and the moisture is a primary source of mold growth.  This just causes more respiratory issues for those people who are highly allergic or suffer from asthmatic conditions. Along with this is combination of the other issues that are caused by sewage. 

All of the factors that were stated previously are reasons to take care of the issues of sewage damage. Between the smells, diseases, and other problems that come with this catastrophe, you need to grasp this problem expeditiously before it gets out of hand. So call a professional team in order to handle the issue. 

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