Disgusting Damage – When Raw Sewage Seeps Into Your Property
As many homeowners know, sewage damage is one of the worst disasters that can hit one’s residential property. Whether the damage results from a broken pipe, clogged toilet, or backed up sewer line, sewage damage can be very dangerous and hazardous to your health as well as the structural integrity of your home. Learn more about sewage damage and how the professionals can eradicate it by reviewing the short outline provided below:
Sewage Damage: A Brief Overview
As water damage specialists know, sewage damage is the worst type because the water falls under category three. The water in this category is referred to as black water and has made contact with fecal matter. As such, this type of water can become a haven for pathogens that cause disease as well as harmful bacteria. Moreover, sewage damage is “mobile” and can spread throughout your home. Once this happens, the sewage can damage your furniture, carpeting, and walls.
As many homeowners know, sewage damage is one of the worst disasters that can hit one’s residential property.
The Best Solution For Sewage Damage
In many cases, homeowners will attempt to do their own cleanup work once sewage damage has occurred. However, this is not the safest course of action. Homeowners do not possess the level of knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to handle the cleanup and repair processes. For these reasons, it is quite unsafe and potentially dangerous for a residential property owner to try to complete the cleanup process on their own.
Getting Professional Help
As made plain by the information above, sewage damage can pose a plethora of problems for homeowners. However, obtaining professional assistance can help restore your residential property to its original condition.
Sewage overflow destroys local woman’s home
A Central Texas woman was dealing with quite a mess Friday night. Jeannie Lowrance has lived at Killeen Mobile Home Park in Salado for 16 years. Lowrance claims the owners of her trailer park recently illegally attached several homes to her individual septic system. Lowrance says it’s caused sewage to overflow into her home for months, making it uninhabitable.
“They’ve ruined our life, there is just nasty, black, raw sewage everywhere,” said Lowrance.
Back in March Lowrance says the owners of the facility dug holes into her property to attach three other homes to her individual septic system without her permission. Lowrance says the incident caused sewage to overflow into her bathroom, bedroom and carpet, causing a severe mold and roach problem, as well.
Lowrance also claims her husband has been in the hospital for several days now as a result of breathing in those fumes.
“It’s awfully hard to see someone you love laying there unresponsive because people let septic sewage overflow in your house and stay there for months,” said Lowrance.
Lowrance says the property owners sent a worker to pump the septic system twice, but, aside from that, Lowrance says she hasn’t been told who’s going to fix the mess or when.
“How can you treat people like this? Why didn’t you make any effort to do anything for us? You didn’t even respond to a phone call or anything,” said Lowrance.
After creating 16 years of memories in the house, Lowrance has decided to move out saying there aren’t many other options left.
“We raised our grandchildren here, we’ve had family Christmases here. I didn’t know this past Christmas would be the last one we’d have in this house. It’s just pretty hard to take it all in, I feel like I’m living in a nightmare and I can’t wake up,” said Lowrance.
However, when they move, the family won’t be able to take much of anything along with them.
“I’ve been told that all of our belongings are contaminated with bacteria from the sewage that’s been circulating our house,” said Lowrance.