Heavy rain causes sewage backups
The rained only poured for a few hours but the storm dropped several inches of rain in that short period of time. The sudden surge of water overwhelmed the storm drains causing sewage backups in the Cambridge area. In this instance, a toilet overflowed causing category 3 water to spread to the basement offices. The protocol for category 3 water is to remove the carpet, pad and also to sanitize the floor below. Walls that are impacted by the sewage must also be removed. If you are a property or facilities manager and you have had water or sewage damage, please call SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont (617) 864-7378.