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Clogged Sewer Lines can Cause Dirty Water Damage to Durham Homes

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle with loads of equipment outside SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for every size of storm damage restoration project. We are ready 24/7, 365 days a year.

Water Damage is Possible if Rain Overflows the Sewer 

The sewer system helps protect the homes and businesses in Durham from flooding and carries wastewater away for treatment. When clogs form, toilets, sinks, and tub drains can become conduits for wastewater entering residences and commercial buildings. Overflows like this can create serious problems with water damage in a matter of seconds.

SERVPRO knows that every minute that ticks by means, an affected property in Durham suffers unnecessary water damage. We use industrial-grade restoration equipment to make all the work we do at each job as efficient as possible.

Our water damage mitigation and restoration equipment include both high-tech and low-tech items. We often use:

  • Wand-style sprayers,
  • Shovel, bucket, and squeegee combos, 
  • Negative pressure machines and air movers, 
  • Trash pump, and 
  • Fogging machines.

Using wand-style sprayer places rinsing water or disinfectant agents right where we need them and in the amount desired. We spray at least twice to reduce pathogens to an acceptable level and avoid unwanted health effects.

We often need these to remove accumulated debris that other equipment cannot handle adequately. Garbage bags and mops are also often part of our water damage cleanup gear after a bad storm.

Negative pressure machines help control the contamination in the air of affected rooms. We also use air movers to force damp air out of bathrooms and other areas. We build temporary containment walls of plastic sheeting, protecting other areas of your home or business.

When we find a home with standing water, we use a truck-mounted oversized sump pump-like set-up. We use a centrifugal trash pump with sewage and floodwater with heavy debris. These do not clog up from such contamination and get it removed from your property’s floor fast.

Sewage smells bad because it is bad. It can stink up your home. SERVPRO gets started with odor-solving methods almost immediately. We won’t quit until you are satisfied with how your residence smells. 

When your property sustains catastrophic water damage, call SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880 to stop the damage from worsening. Protect your investment from further harm.

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