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How to Deal With a Sewage Backup

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

What do you do when you arrive home to the smell of fresh sewage? First off, do not panic, it is important to shut off the water and electrical to prevent further damages. Once this is done it is crucial to avoid contact with the waste as it poses a health risk. Sewage backups are considered an emergency and professional help will be required. Until you can place a call to a company such as SERVPRO, opening your windows will temporarily relieve some of the horrendous smell. 

With help from professionals, the sewage can be drained and the smell removed. If you do not take the proper steps to remove it, the risk to yourself and your home can be detrimental. 

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