Flooding anywhere requires immediate attention, but your shower is especially at risk of the various hazards associated with flooding. The first thing to know about shower flooding is that you should not attempt to address the problem yourself, especially if sewage water is involved. You should address shower flooding fast to the emergency services because it cannot wait for next day morning.
If you are facing a flooded shower due to weather, open or broken windows, leaks in the roof or walls or natural disasters, stay away from the water and call the experts fast to determine whether the water is safe and to remove it quickly.
If you are facing a this situation due to a burst pipe in the plumbing of the sink or shower, you should immediately turn off the water supply if you are able to while dialing the number of the flooding and water damage restoration experts.
If you are unsure as to the origin of the flooding, avoid contact with the water.
If you are facing a flooded shower because of an overflowing toilet bowl or tank or due to a broken or leaking pipe leading to the toilet, avoid contact with the water.
Sewage water is not just gross, but it is also dangerous. A single liter of sewage water contains millions of hazardous strains of bacteria and any contact with this water can endanger your health and the health of those you come into contact with. In fact, it is typically recommended that when you have got a sewage flooding in your shower, you relocate yourself and your family to a hotel or to a friend or family-member’s home until the situation is entirely resolved. In this way, you protect yourself and others from the nasty contaminants contained in the fecal matter of sewage flooding.
When your shower is flooded with sewage, the experts in the flooding and water restoration industry refer to this as Black Water and it is recognized as the most dangerous and obviously unpleasant forms.
If you do come into physical contact with sewage water, it’s important to wash well and sanitize your contaminated skin and clothing. Avoid touching anything especially your face and other people until you are able to do so. You should not assume that because you have wiped yourself clean with a wet or dry towel that you are truly clean.