Sewage Damage in New Jersey
Damage caused by sewage in the home or business can be catastrophic. Most all affected areas and items are deemed unsalvageable and the sterilization process must be handled with extreme caution and care. Home and business owners are not only protecting their most valuable asset (their property) but also the welfare of their family and colleagues.
Cases of sewage damage in New Jersey have grown exponentially since a rash of super storms encroached on the Garden State over the last several years. Sewage infrastructures in counties all across New Jersey are in dire need of repair and restoration. These issues are now affecting home and business owners who are experiencing many sewage damage issues of their own.
The Dangers of Raw Sewage Exposure
Being exposed to sewage damage is deadly. A comprehensive list of the medical profession’s “Most Wanted Undesirables” can invade the body should it come into contact with sewage. Various pathogens, allergens and parasites dwell in waste and excrement like:
- Rotavirus – causes severe diarrhea
- Norwalk Virus – causes gastroenteritis
- Adenoviruses – cause respiratory and eye infections
- Giardia – causes diarrhea, dehydration, malabsorption, chronic weight loss
- Cryptosporidiosis – life-threatening in immune-deficient patients
- Salmonella – causes gastroenteritis, typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever
- E. coli (Escherichia coli) – causes bloody diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting
- Campylobacter jejuni – can cause arthritis and Guillain-Barr Syndrome long-term
Home and business owners with sewage damage should contact a restoration specialist immediately. SI Restoration has over twenty years of experience safely and efficiently restoring areas affected by sewage damage. Our highly-trained, certified technicians are qualified to sanitize, remove, and restore any and all property which came into contact with the sewage. Each member of our team is certified with the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) and follow the IICRC S500 guidelines for Water Damage restoration (which covers raw sewage damage).