Sewage contains bacteria, viruses, and other germs that can cause disease and make a contaminated house unfit for living. The health risks around sewage are dependant upon the amount of sewage, the types of germs that are in it, the amount of time it has been in contact with materials in the home, and how much and how long an occupant was exposed. The most common illnesses you might acquire are generally gastrointestinal (GI) distress and/or skin rashes/infections.
The general rule of thumb is to discard all porous materials that have become contaminated by sewage. Be sure to discard any of these contaminated items:
Dragon Restoration has been successfully restoring homes and businesses that have been damaged by sewage since 1999. Call us for a risk-free inspection at (937) 428-2626 day or night.