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Broken Plumbing Can Leave Your Commercial Property in Urgent Need of Water and Sewage Removal & Restoration Services

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

sewage backup and property damage SERVPRO technicians can arrive quickly and are experienced in cleaning and restoring messy and hazardous “black water” situations.

SERVPRO is here to help with ALL types of commercial property restoration services to keep your organization looking and running at its best. One of the worst disasters, although very common a commercial property can experience is a sewage backup. A sewage backup can occur for many reasons, when your plumbing systems fails it will cause your sewer lines and drain pipes to fill up until it eventually overflows. When this happens, you’ll need to find a dependable commercial sewage removal company near you. Water damage in your New Jersey commercial property is an inconvenience, damages can spread quickly throughout your building, threatening not only the structural components of your retail space, restaurant, office building or warehouse but also potentially allowing secondary effects such as mold growth to occur. Our local New Jersey SERVPRO technicians can arrive quickly and are experienced in dealing with messy and hazardous “black water” situations and can effectively decontaminate, sanitize and deodorize the area. Our teams are IICRC certified in sewage and biohazard cleanup with special training and equipment necessary to mitigate and protect your commercial property and contents from further harm.

Common Concerns associated with Commercial Sewage Backup Damages

Sewage poses the same risk of cosmetic and structural damage as a typical water damage, with an added potential for significant health risks. Depending on the category of water involved in the sewage backup, it poses a risk of containing bacterial and viral contaminants, parasites, and mold. The longer you wait to have sewage cleaned up, the greater the risk of these contaminants. Biohazard sewage cleanup should be performed by a highly-trained, certified professional in order to ensure the safety of the affected area as well as the inhabitants of the property. Many life-threatening biohazards exist due to raw sewage exposure. Most porous items that meet raw sewage must be handled properly by certified professionals and disposed of in a safe manner.

Occupants should exercise caution during times of "black water" invasions including:

  • They should avoid all contact with sewage and all items contaminated by sewage.
  • They should wash their hands thoroughly after encountering anything that might be contaminated.

Health Risks, Contamination, and Mold

Due to the nature of sewage, it is likely to contaminate porous materials with dangerous bacteria, viruses, and parasites.

Cosmetic Damage

Sewage can stain and discolor ceilings, walls, carpeting, and floors, damage furniture and fabrics, weaken drywall and plaster.

Structural Damage

Depending on the amount of contaminated water, it can severely weaken or permanently damage structural elements to your property. Drywall and plaster may disintegrate, and crumble and wooden studs and subfloor can warp or split.

Damage to Inventory and Contents

Sewage can contaminate or even destroy inventory and possessions like furniture, copiers, electronics, books, supplies, records and many other items.


Sewage backups are considered a category 3 water damage loss, contaminated water will bring a ton of damage to your New Jersey home or business. Water damage will cause both cosmetic and structural concerns, destroy inventory, equipment, documents, furnishings, and. Your business could lose a substantial number of vital hours of operation having serious consequences to your short- and long-term profitability. Toilet overflows, sewage backups and other category 3 “black water” intrusions are more than nasty, smelly messes; these biohazardous damages can bring with them harmful parasites, viruses, and bacteria that pose a significant health risk to humans as well as moisture that can ultimately lead to mold growth. The longer the contaminated waters remain in your business or on your contents, the greater the chance of spreading disease, you need to take quick and efficient measures in order to prevent more serious problems.

Using professional sewage cleanup services is the wisest decision our expert IICRC certified specialists will respond to your water damage situation in the quickest, safest, and most appropriate manner possible. When it comes to biohazard cleanup, our team knows that there are many steps to ensure a building is properly restored after a sewage disaster. After extracting the dirty water from your commercial property, our team will sanitize, deodorize, and dry out the entire area to avoid additional damage including mitigating mold growth. Our SERVPRO category 3 water damage, sewage and biohazard removal professionals are fully equipped with all the necessary tools to ensure an effective cleanup and restoration happens, including air filters, devices to detect moisture, powerful vacuums, anti-microbial chemicals, and protective suits. Our technicians isolate, clean and sanitize your commercial restroom and other damaged areas. Take proper steps to neutralize foul odors and seal and remove all contaminated materials for disposal at a licensed waste facility, to restore your office or facility to a safe and healthy condition, quickly and properly.

Our experts follow proven steps to repair sewer backups and flood damage, including:

  • Removing sewage water and solid waste in a safe and appropriate manner;
  • Removing contaminated content; including carpet, flooring and other surfaces
  • Cleaning and sanitizing the area;
  • Using professional grade equipment including dehumidifiers to ventilate and dry the area;
  • Making necessary property and content repairs and restoration;
  • Performing mold mitigation services


While rapid water removal and drying might only be part of a complete recovery for a water damage, sewage backup or other hazardous water incident in your New Jersey commercial property, it is a critical component to a successful property disaster restoration. Our SERVPRO technicians know getting these steps completed quickly and correctly is imperative to protecting the rest of your business from the risk of spreading damage. Our SERVPRO professionals have containment strategies for the water damage that begin with effective extraction and time-saving drying efforts. When most of the water has been removed, technicians need to draw out excess moisture from the surrounding air. For a large structure, commercial air movers must be put in place throughout the area to maintain a steady airflow with fans set up to blow the moist air out of the facility. In large commercial loss situations, we also use desiccant and refrigerated dehumidifiers.

Conquering the damages that exist during a commercial property sewage or biohazard incident requires an immediate response from our trained SERVPRO restoration professionals. We have trucks stocked with industrial extraction and drying equipment to fix the damage quickly and correctly. That, combined with our experience in controlled demolition and proper mitigation training, can quickly protect your home from health risks that can often exist after contaminated “black water” circumstances. We know business interruption for cleaning and restoration, can prove to be stressful and compromising. Our team takes all necessary steps to minimize downtime and avoid disruption during your recovery, we strive to restore rather than replace whenever possible, helping mitigate the damage quickly and save on recovery costs.

When you discover a sewage backup or biohazard situation at your property, avoid the worst-case scenario for your commercial property damage with our fast and effective professional restoration services. SERVPRO is here to help with Emergency Response Commercial Property Restoration and Recovery Services; offering sewage cleanup and remediation around the clock, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We know that property disasters don’t wait for normal business hours, and neither do we. Our team works quickly to start cleaning up your damage and getting your property and business recovered, “Like it never even happened.”

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SOURCE: www.epa.gov

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