Toilet and sewer pipe backups may result in sewage entering your basement or other parts of your home or business. This dark, thick water is highly hazardous and contains many dangerous contaminants. These contaminants are made up of pathogens, bacteria and viruses and present health risks and illness dangers if humans or animals become exposed. Finding a remedy to these problems ASAP is highly important, as is getting rid of the sewage from your premises. Having information of what may lead to sewer backups may help you prevent a hazardous condition in your home or basement. Please see this list of things that may aid in stopping sewage backups that could occur in your home or business:
Our cleaning and remediation procedures for Category 3 water (which describes sewer and contaminated water backup) according to the standards put in place by the IICRC industry are:
1. To protect the safety of all occupants and personnel by restricting jobsite traffic to restoration and cleanup personnel only to help stop any health related occurrences.
2. Assessment of the jobsite along with health and safety surveys.
3. Ensure proper personal protection equipment (PPE) is being utilized by all restoration personnel. This may include but is not limited to:
4. Put engineering controls in place, as well as critical barriers if needed to stop any cross-contamination from occurring.
5. Removing any type of potential safety risks if at all possible.
6. Disposal, removal of bulk flooding, soil, and contaminates.
7. Disposal of all contaminated porous and semi-porous materials that are not salvageable, which can consist of but are not limited to:
8. Implement cleaning methods and utilization of EPA registered biocides and antimicrobials
9. Full physical cleaning of all structure items that remain
10. A third-party Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is recommended to perform clearance testing, to ensure the building is returned to a pre-loss condition for health and safety.
11. All materials affected by excess waters are to be dried and returned to pre-loss dry condition
12. Post restoration cleaning of all tools and machinery used
13. Elimination and disposal of all demo materials removed from the work areas
What do you do if a sewer main backup occurs in your house or business? The correct answer is: Contact PuroClean! Simply because PuroClean technicians are your ideal professionals for sewage removal and cleaning services. With the latest and greatest equipment and cleaning tools, we efficiently restore, repair and completely cleanse the affected areas in your home or business.
The high standard of our sewage eradication and cleaning services along with the timeliness in which we complete the work, and the sheer compassion we practice throughout the process make us your complete water damage restoration and remediation company. PuroClean promises to do whatever it takes to save, clean and restore all properties that are within our service areas.
*Not all PuroClean offices provide sewage cleanup and sanitation cleaning services.
"Very conscientious, concerned, and professional. I highly recommend and will use them again. PuroClean Disaster Restoration Specialists exceeded our expectations."
Exceptional service, prompt to show up and to follow through the entire project. Very helpful and easy to reach!”
ANJA & TODD S.
Mt. Pleasant, SC
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