Sewage tends to pool under the structure of the raised foundation of the building when cast iron pipes break or leak. Sewage spills and pooling under or around a building poses a great health risk to the occupants and threatens damage to the property itself.
Gold Coast Flood Restorations specializes in the pumping and cleanup of sewage and water from under homes. It is very important that the sewage is pumped out and the area properly sanitized prior to your plumber making a repair for his/her own safety. As registered domestic waste haulers, Gold Coast Flood Restorations has specialized pumping trucks that can efficiently pump the sewage and dispose of if through proper channels.
The dangers of sewage pooling under or around your building are better understood once you see how many contaminants you, your family, and even your plumber may be exposed to if the septic waste is not properly pumped and cleaned.
Raw sewage that can appear under a building from a break or a leak in the iron pipes is mainly black or gray water. Often the spillage consists of organic waste and wastewater produced by household and industrial sources. Sewage usually contains everything from soap to solid waste, human excrement, industrial waste matter and debris.
Excrement is the major source of dangerous micro-organisms like coliform, fecal coliform, Escherichia coliform, and Enterococcus.
Being exposed to sewage or its products could result in a number of diseases:
Inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs is seldom reported with relation to sewage backup. However, when reported its symptoms include fever, breathlessness, dry cough, and aching muscles and joints.
When irritation is excessive, symptoms of gastroenteritis (an inflammation of the stomach and the intestine) can include diarrhea with vomiting and cramps, and is often associated with fever when caused by an infectious agent.
Literally, Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver and caused by a virus known as viral hepatitis. When Hepatitis is an outcome of sewage backup, it is often characterized by jaundice and inflammation of the liver.
An acute feverish disease with symptoms of gastroenteritis, mild jaundice, persistent and severe headache.
A respiratory disorder, occupational asthma shows symptoms of attacks of breathlessness, chest tightness, and wheezing.
Additional health dangers include fatal liver, kidney, blood damage, and skin or eye infection.
There are 3 common ways for micro-organisms to penetrate the human body. Hand-to-mouth is the most common way to spread disease and occurs during eating, drinking and smoking. Contaminated organisms could easily enter the body as we breathe aerosolized particles or contaminated dust. Skin contact with contaminated organisms occurs through cuts, scratches, or penetrating wounds, and can enter the body through the surfaces of the eyes, nose and mouth.
If you detect a leak in the sewer line under your home, please CALL TODAY for an inspection by one of Gold Coat Flood’s qualified sewage pumping technicians.
Gold Coast Flood Restorations is the most trusted sewage pumping and cleanup contractor in San Diego since 1988. Please call the office today at 619-449-9611 or visit thier website at www.GoldCoastFlood.com/
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