What to do After a Sewage Backup (Cleanup in New London CT)
Work from the top downwards to hose down any dirt sticking to walls and furnishings; Wash intensively all surfaces and structures with a solution of one part chlorine bleach and four parts cold water, mixed with a small amount of mild non-ammonia dishwashing detergent (be careful never to mix chlorine bleach and ammonia, as they produce toxic fumes). Rinse thoroughly and repeat the procedure, if necessary; Clean all the floors as quickly and efficiently as possible (replace flooring that has been deeply penetrated by sewage); Discard sewage-soaked carpets. Wash and dry well any area rugs that have been only slightly affected and you intend to use them again. Clean and deodorize all carpets that have been in contact with sewage, however minor, or have them professionally cleaned; Check for mold and use EPA approved sprays to kill any visible spores. Sanitize any cavities with the above-described solution of water and chlorine bleach.