When a sewer line is blocked, the sewage that is thick and dark can be dangerous to your health. This sewer water is extremely unsanitary, containing contaminants like bacteria, viruses and pathogens. All of these contaminants can pose a serious health risk and lead to many illnesses if humans or animals are exposed. If it happens that you experience sewage backup on the premises of your home or business, or a toilet backup in either location, fixing either one is of the highest importance. Having this filthy sewer water in your home is not safe and should be removed as soon as possible. Also, knowing what is causing the sewer obstruction may aid in stopping this potentially hazardous incident. To help you in managing sewage backups in your home or business, here’s a list of things that may help:
Our process for cleaning and restoration of Category 3 water, aka sewer and contaminated water backup clean up following the IICRC industry standards, is as follows:
1. Ensure all employees and occupants remain safe by restricting access to the site to restoration employees only in order to prevent any health-related issues.
2. Assessment of the jobsite and Health and Safety surveys.
3. Ensure all remediation personnel are supplied with the proper personal protection equipment (PPE). This may include but is not limited to:
4. Use established engineering controls, critical barriers, to alleviate cross-contamination.
5. Completely getting rid of any potential safety risks if possible.
6. Disposal, removal of bulk flooding, soil, and contaminates.
7. Remove and dispose of all contaminated porous and semi-porous materials that are not able to be restored, which could include but is not limited to:
8. Cleaning procedures put in place and the use of EPA certified biocides and antimicrobials
9. Physical cleaning of all remaining structure areas
10. We recommend using a third-party Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) to implement clearance testing to ensure the site is returned to a sanitary pre-loss condition for health and safety.
11. All materials damaged by water to be dried and returned to pre-loss state
12. All equipment used on the project to be cleaned after restoration completion
13. All demo materials removed from the building
What happens if a sewer line backup occurs in your house or business? The perfect answer is: Contact PuroClean! For the simple fact that PuroClean technicians are your ideal professionals for sewage abatement and cleaning services. With state-of-the-art equipment and cleaning tools, we efficiently restore, fix and completely cleanse the affected parts in your home or business.
The professional nature of our sewage removal and cleaning solutions, the speed in which we deliver them, and the compassion we demonstrate throughout the whole process make PuroClean your perfect damage restoration and remediation company. We vow 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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