Sewage Damage – Dead Giveaway of a Sewer Backup
If you wake up one morning and have a bunch of water in your basement, the question of course gets asked, “Where’s it coming from?”
Well, Water Damage can come from many sources, but sewage damage can be particularly damaging and just plain gross. Some signs are obvious, some are not. Here are some telltale signs of whether or not you’ve had a sewage backup:
- The water is black and murky
- Repugnant Odors
- There is toilet tissue, female products or other solids floating in the water
- Water is coming up from a floor drain – if you have an overhead sewer system, you may see water coming up through the floor drains in the event the pump has burned out, in which case you will get a new pump or repair the one you have.
- You see tiny black flies with jagged wings