Since sewage is hazardous, you will want to call a professional crew. A professional sewage clean-up crew will:
What can cause a sewer backup?
Through regular sewer and plumbing inspections, you can work towards preventing a sewer backup in your home or business. Always make sure you know where the water shut-off is, whether in your home or at the office.
If you happen to experience an unfortunate event such as a sewage backup, contact a licensed plumber to detect and stop the source, and then call a qualified disaster restoration company such as ServiceMaster of Tacoma at 800-339-5720 to take care of the clean-up.
For more information on what to do when your sewer backs up, visit https://www.cityoftacoma.org/government/city_departments/environmentalservices/wastewater/sewer_backups_and_flooding or contact your city maintenance department.
If you are in your home, do not use a landline phone and stay away from windows and doors. Most people struck by lightning while inside their homes are talking on the telephone near a window at the time. Even if you have surge protectors, you need to unplug all appliances and electronics. Even surge protectors do not protect against direct lightning strikes. Electricity can also travel through plumbing, so avoid using running water.
If you are out on the water, get to land and find a grounded shelter or vehicle immediately. Water is a good conductor of electricity.
Keep in mind, thunderstorms can include much more than lightning, such as strong winds, hail, flash flooding, tornadoes, and so on. Always be alert and err on the side of caution.
For more information, visit https://www.ready.gov/earthquakes. There’s no better time than now to prepare!
Does your employer have a fire safety plan in place? If you are the employer; do your employees know what to do in the case of a fire? Chances are, your fire escape/safety plans haven’t been discussed recently, and there’s no time like now to make sure everyone’s on the same page. Obviously, it’s smart to have a plan in place, but sometimes it’s required by law. Are you compliant?
Meet this week’s Master of Disaster from the remediation and water crew, Luis!
Meet this week’s Master of Disaster from the Water Crew, Rob!
When your home or business floods, it’s important to start the drying process as soon as possible to prevent any further damage. ServiceMaster of Tacoma is on-call 24/7/365 to perform emergency services, so you don’t have to wait to mitigate.
Our technicians use the latest and greatest methods and technology in anti-microbial application, drying/air movement, dehumidifying and monitoring, cleaning, sanitizing and odor removal.
Our coordinators work with insurance companies daily, so you benefit from our claims process expertise.
Meet this week’s Master of Disaster, Amy!
There is more to mold remediation than removing the visible mold. If you suspect you have some sort of growth but it isn’t visible, you should get your home tested before hiring a mold removal specialist such as ServiceMaster Restore.
If there is already mold growing on your walls, there is probably more growing behind them. Don’t wait to mitigate!
Trying to take care of it yourself might not take care of the whole problem. It could actually make matters worse by releasing mold spores into the air and causing additional risk.
You can count on ServiceMaster of Tacoma to meet your mold removal needs, even in tight areas like crawlspaces or attics. Our certified technicians have the resources and experience to deal with mold problems of all sizes.
Don’t know what to do next? We do.
Meet this week’s Master of Disaster, all the way from South Carolina, Haden!