Severe rainstorms, floods, and even spring thaws can put a strain on sewers and septic systems. Large volumes of storm water and ground water entering sewage systems can cause backups into basements and onto private property. Blockages in sewer systems can also cause backups.
Your health may be impacted if a sewage backup occurs in your home. Sewage backups can contaminate your private drinking well water. It can also pollute nearby drinking water sources.
In order to maintain a healthy living environment, thorough cleaning of indoor sewage spills is necessary to protect people and pets from harmful bacteria and viruses.