5 Deadly Microbes that Live in Your Basement!

mitosisSewage backup effects most American adults at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, many homeowners pick up the phone and call the first sewage removal company they find without knowing the risks associated with raw sewage. Here are is a sampling of the dangerous creatures that could seep into you home.

Cryptosporidium and Giardia.

These pesky parasitic protozoans will wreak havoc on your insides. They infect the small intestine and prevent nutrient absorption. Major symptoms include diarrhea and projectile vomiting.

Gram Negative Bacteria

You may be unfamiliar with this class of bacteria, but you have definitely heard of its most famous member: Salmonella, the bacteria that causes Typhoid Fever.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is less well known than the its more scandalous cousins, but it is a serious disease. Hep A can cause nausea, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes) and even acute liver failure.


The cause leptospirosis, also known as “Rat Catcher’s Yellows,” can cause menengitis, bleeding from the lungs and liver failure. It also turns people yellow.


Most people think tetanus is caused by cutting yourself on rusty metal, but that is only one way this disease spreads. If you don’t properly repair a sewage leak you could soon find yourself experiencing extreme muscle spasms. Tetanus has been known to cause spasms so intense they can break bones.

Don’t let your family or anyone else fall victim to these dangerous diseases. Call a qualified sewage removal specialist. Dry Patrol has years of experience removing sewage and restoring basements to safe standards. Plus, they will work with your insurance company to ensure you get the best value in home restoration.

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