Dealing With Sewage Cleanup in Your Milwaukee Home

If you have had a sewage incident in your Milwaukee home, do you know who to call? Your local carpet cleaner might be your best bet. For example, “the dry guys” don’t just offer carpet cleaning services; they also specialize in flood remediation services and can assist you with turning your home back into a livable residence.

The extraction of excess water is only one step, and the quality of the water may have a big impact on how much of your floor coverings and furniture can ultimately be salvaged. Having a company skilled in the flood recovery process is just good common sense!

Three things you should look for in a flood cleanup provider:

  • They should be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The longer the water remains, the worse the cleanup is and the more permanent damage will be done.
  • They should also be experienced in handling extensive water and flood damage. Ask for references and don’t depend on a company that offers standard carpet cleaning only.
  • They should be capable of coordinating with your insurance company. The paperwork can be a hassle, and a company that can communicate properly with your carrier can help move the process along more quickly.

As professional flood and water damage remediation specialists, “the dry guys” are fully prepared to handle a wide range of events, from a toilet overflow to a broken line or backup that leaves your home a mess.

Contamination Levels

There are a few things you should remember when dealing with sewage cleanup. There are several levels of contamination that could occur.

Level 1: This is the simple overflow of a clogged toilet onto the floor. Typically this affects just a specific area, which can be cordoned off and the rest of the house is livable. Call in professionals as soon as possible to decontaminate and clean the carpet.

Level 2: A major backup or broken sewer line can result in raw sewage seeping into the basement or even rising up through the floor. In cases like this, you may have to evacuate while sewage cleanup is being done, and the cleanup will be more extensive and take longer.

Level 3: In cases of natural disaster, flooding may carry raw sewage into your home, contaminating not just carpets but upholstered furniture as well. In most cases, you will have to relocate while flood remediation is being done, and having to replace carpet and upholstery is a distinct probability.

No matter what kind of sewage cleanup you require, “the dry guys” are willing, able and qualified to help restore your home – and can also help deal with your insurance company!