What is Sewage?

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What is Sewage?

Sewage (also known as domestic or municipal wastewater) can simply be described as water that has been contaminated with human use, and can come from households and/ or industrial environments. Sewage can host a variety of pollutants, bacteria and waste materials which can pose significant health risks if someone comes into contact with raw sewage. Therefore, if there is a sewage leak or spill it is important that a professional cleans the area and carries out the safe removal and disposal of potential contaminants. Rentokil Specialist Hygiene provide specialist cleaning and disinfection services to help reduce the associated health risks to human health caused by sewage.

What are the Common Reasons for Sewage Spills or Leaks?

Sewage spills or leaks can be caused by sewer overflows, broken pipes and blockages in drains and pipes that can cause sinks, baths and toilets to back up. In extreme weather conditions excessive rain water can also cause our drains and sewage systems to overflow into flood water, which can then contain sewage sludge and waste.

What Risks are Associated with Coming into Contact with Sewage?

Sewage water often contains a variety of pollutants such as bacteria, viruses, pathogens , microorganisms and organic matter.

It is important that potential health risks are reduced with professional disinfection as exposure to sewage waste water can put you at risk to pathogens that can cause acute illnesses that make you unwell such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia, Gram Negative Bacteria, Hepatitis A, Leptospirosis and Tetanus.

How to Identify a Sewage Spill or Leak?

  • Drains backing up inside the building
  • Water leaking around the manhole lids on your street
  • Seeping sewage or water from outside drains
  • Unusual odorous from areas such as pavements, external walls and the ground

Any Questions?

When we say we are the experts we mean it. All of our Rentokil Specialist Hygiene technicians are trained with industry leading RSPH qualifications, making them specialists in all types of hygiene cleaning and disinfection environments. We are always on hand to provide expert advice and recommendations on all manner of cleaning and disinfection services - alternatively you can book a FREE appointment with your local Rentokil Hygiene specialist by contacting us online.

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