Our main goal is to make sure you feel as if you’ve never experienced a water damage in your home
Sewage damage is the most dangerous form of water cleanup, also known as “Category 3”. The possibility of pathogens and other contaminants is high. Sewage is likely to contain mold, viruses, bacteria and parasites that pose a significant health risk to humans and pets, even the fumes from sewage can be a risk. Mold is also more likely to grow after a sewage backup. Just like water damage, sewage backups can cause cosmetic and structural damage to your home or business, making it extremely important to get it cleaned up right away by professionals.
These are the causes of common sewage backups
Tree roots growing inside sewer lines Tree roots can grow through sewer lines, causing your sewer line to break or cause a blockage. Once roots or the pipe have been broken or invaded, they must be cut out. Your sewer pipe may need to be repaired or replaced as well.
Clogged sewer lines
A buildup of solid waste/materials/house products in your main sewer line will prevent wastewater from flowing out to the main street sewers. Clogs are generally caused by a combination of cooking fats, oils, food waste, feminine products, hair, toilet paper and flushable wipes.
Gutters, downspouts, sump pumps routed into sewer lines and city sewer lines
Connecting all these water drainage systems to the sewer lines may cause a sewage backup during heavy rains or a lot of water usage in a home at the same time. Sewer lines are not designed to handle that amount of water and they are likely to temporarily backup when overwhelmed. The city municipal sewers can cause sewage backups as well, due from heavy rains or a blockage in the lines, which can backup into your home.
DOES INSURANCE COVER A SEWAGE BACKUP?
It isn’t standard for homeowners and business insurance policies to automatically cover sewage backups or flood damages, although there are some scenarios that are covered in a backup situation, the crews at Chicagoland Water Medics are trained to know all the scenarios to better help our customers. Otherwise, you can add both flood and sewer backup coverage to your policy to make sure you are covered.
Take care of these problems as you find them. Clean up any water or moisture, locate the source and make repairs. Tracking down a leak isn't always straightforward, if you’re having a hard time and need help, you can count on Chicagoland Water Medics to locate and mitigate the problem before it gets worse. Call Us at (331) 205-9354