Discover An Overflowing Basement Toilet? Call A Water Damage Team Fast
An overflowing basement toilet that has gone unnoticed can be a big bacterial problem if it isn't treated properly. If you have discovered a broken toilet and your basement is saturated with overflow water, you want to call a water damage restoration team.
Make a call to your insurance company to see if your home insurance policy covers these types of damage. If they do, they may want you to use a specific water damage service provider. Here are the things the service experts will do right away.
Removing the water fast is very important and the water damage restoration team has all of the tools and equipment to do it. Mold can start to develop in just one day. Extracting all moisture out of all these things fast is important:
- Ventilation system
- HVAC appliances
Anywhere the water is, it will be removed. This will not only help to preserve all the items saturated but also make the items usable faster.
Treat Bacterial Hazards
There are many different types of dangerous bacteria living in your toilet. When your toilet overflows, things like E coli, streptococcus, and more become health hazards in your home. The water damage company will treat the space to make sure these bacteria don't spread or become dangerous.
A spray will be applied through the ventilation system also, to make sure that hazards aren't in the vents and ductwork. With antimicrobial and antibacterial cleaning agents, the space will be safe after treatment. This will also treat any mold that is developing throughout the space.
Removal of Damaged Items
Items that are damaged and have to be removed will be extracted by the water damage restoration team. You don't want to handle the materials, in case they have waste or other toxins, and the team will remove the debris and haul it away.
Post Overflow Moisture Control
To make sure there aren't any problems after the toilet overflow cleanup, be sure to practice moisture control in the space immediately after. This means running a dehumidification machine, insulating pipes, and possibly sealing the concrete in the areas affected.
It's especially important to call a water damage restoration company quickly if you don't know how long the toilet has been overflowing, or how long the water has been saturated in the space. Get a team to your home and see what can be saved with professional assistance today.
Contact a company like American Restoration LLC to learn more.