Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) happen every day across the nation. When they occur they can spread raw sewage into basements and out of manholes and cause extensive damage and the risk of disease in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Sanitary sewer overflows can be caused by many factors. They are typically associated with sewer pipe blockages that may have been caused by pipe breaks or cracks due to tree roots, system deterioration, insufficient system capacity and construction mishaps.
For those unfortunate enough to have this occur in their home or place of business there are environmental and health and safety concerns that need to be addressed.
Sewage can host an array of chemical and microbial contaminants and pathogens. These contaminants soak into porous building materials and can be an immediate potential threat to building occupants.
Listed below are contaminants often associated with a sanitary sewer overflow:
These are just a few things to be aware of in the case of a sanitary sewer overflow. To learn more, or if you need sewer cleanup in El Paso TX, please contact the professionals at Jimmy Garza Emergency Water Removal - today.