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Everything You Need to Know About Sewage

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It’s an issue all communities need to deal with, and thankfully long are gone are the days where bodily waste was thrown into the street. We have the good fortune of living in a country where waste is safely out of sight and out of mind. However, it’s important to remain cautious and ensure that our homes and workspaces are protected from the dangers of sewerage exposure. From floods to pipe bursts, there are plenty of ways that contaminates can unexpectedly enter your home or business and threatening the health of your family or employees.

What Is Sewage?

Sewage is defined as waste water and excrement conveyed in sewers. As you would expect it carries all manner of unpleasant and harmful contaminants – with not all of them being human by-products either.

The Health Issue

It may seem self-explanatory, but exposure to sewage can be a major health risk. The sheer extent of the health effects of contact with untreated sewage can extend to may be shocking. Just some of the health complications possible include cardiovascular degeneration, infection, skin problems and respiratory issues.

Keeping People Safe

To avoid issues from exposure to sewage, it’s important to make sure appropriate precautions are taken. Should contaminants enter your home by way of flood or any other disaster, it’s paramount that you contact a professional immediately to minimize the risk of harm. Simple spills or toilet overflows may be cleaned up yourself if proper precaution is taken. However, with larger floods or water damage events it’s important to hire a professional that will be properly trained and have access to the appropriate safety equipment. It is especially important when there is potential damage to insulation or drywall as a professional will be able to use specialised equipment to locate all traces – as well as the source of – contaminated water.

Here at Kleen-Tech, our employees are fully trained and have the expertise you need so that you won’t have to deal with the mess and health risks of sewage exposure. We are well versed in mould remediation, carpet cleanup, waste removal, water damage repair and more. Available 24/7, if you ever experience flooding in the Melbourne area, make sure to contact the experts at Kleen-Tech.