When a sewer line is obstructed, the sewage that is thick and dark is dangerous to your health. This sewer water is extremely unsanitary, containing contaminants such as bacteria, viruses and pathogens. All of these dangerous germs can pose a serious health risk and lead to many illnesses if humans or animals suffer exposure. If it happens that you experience sewage backup on the premises of your home or business, or a toilet backup in either location, repairing either one is of the highest priority. Having this unsanitary sewer water in your home is not safe and should be removed quickly. Also, knowing what is causing the sewer obstruction may aid in stopping this potentially hazardous incident. To help you in handling sewage backups in your home or business, here’s a list of things that may help:
The PuroClean procedures for cleaning and restoring Category 3 water, which is sewer and tainted 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 restoration employees only in order to prevent any health-related issues.
2. Health and Safety checks and assessment of the entire work premises.
3. Be positive that all restoration employees are equipped with the precise personal protection equipment (PPE). This includes but is not limited to:
4. Engineering controls utilized and condemnatory barriers used (if needed) stopping cross-contamination.
5. Eradicating all potential hazards and safety risks if possible.
6. Clearing the work area of all bulk water, soil, and contaminates.
7. Removing any and all porous and semi-porous contaminated articles that are unable to be saved, which includes but is not limited to:
8. Cleaning procedures implemented, as well as the use of EPA registered biocides and antimicrobials
9. Full physical cleaning of all structure items that remain
10. A clearance test by a third-party Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is recommended to ensure the building is returned to a pre-affected condition for health and safety.
11. All materials affected by water to be dried and returned to pre-loss standard
12. All equipment used on the project to be cleaned after restoration completion
13. All demo materials removed from the building
Contact the PuroClean specialists for sewage abatement, cleaning and remediation. Whether it’s from a blocked toilet, flood waters or sewer pipe backups to take care of the problem for your home or business. PuroClean uses the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and cleansing tools to completely and efficiently clean and restore all affected items and structures.
The sheer value of our sewer water removal and cleaning services, in addition to the speed in which we deliver the work, as well as our empathy demonstrated throughout the entire project helps make PuroClean your ideal damage remediation and restoration company. We strive to do everything feasible and within our power to restore and rescue properties in all the neighborhoods that make up our coverage areas.
*Not all PuroClean offices provide sewage cleanup and sanitation cleaning services.
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