When sewer lines become blocked, the thick, black water that forms as sewage is a health risk, and is extremely unsanitary as it contains contaminants such as pathogens, bacteria, and viruses that may pose a risk of extreme sickness illness if exposed to humans or animals. If you have a sewage backup in your basement, or your toilet backs up, you will need to fix it quickly, or you will end up with sewage all over your home or business. Knowing what causes sewer backups, however, may help you prevent a hazardous occurrence in your basement, home or business. Here’s a list of items that may help to prevent and handle sewage backups:
The PuroClean procedures for cleaning and restoring Category 3 water, which is sewer and contaminated water backup cleaning and restoration as set forth by IICRC industry standards, consisting of:
1. Ensure all personnel and occupants remain safe by restricting access to the site to remediation employees only in order to stop any health-related issues.
2. Assessment of the jobsite along with health and safety surveys.
3. Ensure all PuroClean employees are supplied with and use the correct personal protection equipment (PPE). This includes, but isn’t limited to the following:
4. Create engineering controls, critical barriers if needed to prevent cross-contamination.
5. Eradicating any type of potential safety risks if at all possible.
6. Bulk water, soil, and contaminates removal
7. Eradication and disposal of all contaminate affected porous and semi-porous items that is not restorable – which can include but is not limited to:
8. Cleaning procedures put in place and the use of EPA certified biocides and antimicrobials
9. Full physical cleaning of all structure items that remain
10. We suggest using a third-party Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) to perform clearance testing to ensure the property is returned to a sanitary pre-loss state for health and safety.
11. All materials affected by water to be dried and returned to pre-loss state
12. Post restoration cleaning of all equipment used
13. Elimination and disposal of all demo materials removed from the work areas
What do you do if a sewer line backup occurs in your home or business? The right answer is: Call PuroClean! Simply because PuroClean technicians are your absolute professionals for sewage removal and cleaning services. With the latest and greatest equipment and cleaning tools, we efficiently restore, remediate and completely cleanse the affected parts in your home or business.
The professional nature of PuroClean’s sewage removal and cleaning services, the speed in which we deliver them, and the compassion we demonstrate throughout the entire process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration and remediation company. We promise to do whatever it takes to restore and rescue properties in all the communities we serve.
*Not all PuroClean offices provide sewage cleanup and sanitation cleaning services.
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"The people at PuroClean were polite, helpful, and patient. It was a positive experience and I would recommend them to everyone. Very good and honest people."
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