When a sewer line is blocked, the sewage that is thick and dark is dangerous to your health. This sewer water is extremely unclean, containing contaminants like bacteria, viruses and pathogens. All of these contaminants can pose a serious health risk and cause 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 importance. Having this unsanitary sewer water in your home is not safe and should be removed quickly. Also, to know what is causing the sewer backups may aid in preventing this potentially hazardous situation. To help you in handling sewage backups in your home or business, here’s a list of things that can help:

Sewage Backup Causes

  • Blocked Sewer Line – Sewage backs up into your home or business when your drain lines or main sewer lines become blocked. As an example: if one bathroom starts a sewage backup, the connected drain and/or multiple toilets and the main sewer may become clogged.
  • Imposing Tree Roots – Trees with large strong plentiful roots have the ability to grow through and around pipes, even crushing sewer pipes. Tree roots have the capability to reach a long distance and wreak havoc on your pipes, leading to a sewer backup. Be very aware of roots near your sewer mainline or septic tank area to guard from damage.
  • Aging & Damaged Sewer Lines – Aging sewer lines, pipes, drains and septic systems can fail by slowly cracking and failing over time – resulting in sewage backups, water filled homes, and basements full of sewer water. Keep in mind the age of your home and surrounding area and search for these potential problems.
  • Large Rainfall Amounts – Large amounts of rain can crowd your main storm and sewer lines. If it turns out that your public system can’t handle large rainfall amounts, the flooding can work its way into the sewer lines connected to the mainline, and put your home or business in a likely dangerous risk of sewer backup. There is a risk of serious health issues when in and around flooding waters in your town or city that occurs from flooding in rivers and streams, hurricanes, and other similar weather, when water combines with sewage, impurities and chemicals. When wading in this waste use extreme caution, and also when the water decreases and starts drying. Organic matter that is dried out can then become aerosolized and present a risk of inhaling in these contaminants. Be positive to use proper PPE to guard against these dangerous risks.

PuroClean’s process for sewage cleanup and sanitation in Frisco, TX

The PuroClean method for cleaning and restoring Category 3 water, which is sewer and tainted water backup cleaning and restoration as set forth by IICRC industry regulations, consisting of:

1. Ensure all workers and occupants remain safe by limiting access to the site to remediation employees only in order to prevent any health-related problems.

2. Inspection of the work place along with health and safety reviews.

3. Ensure all restoration personnel are supplied with the proper personal protection equipment (PPE). This includes but is not limited to:

  • Full face respirator
  • Nitrile and cut resistant gloves
  • Rubber boots with steel toes and shank
  • Entire body suit protection

4. Implement established engineering controls, critical barriers, to stop cross-contamination.

5. Completely getting rid of any potential safety risks if possible.

6. Removal of bulk water, soil, and contaminates.

7. Disposing of any and all porous and semi-porous contaminated materials that are unable to be salvaged, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Hardwood flooring
  • Padded and upholstered items
  • Gypsum board
  • Carpet, rugs, pad, or underlayment
  • Vinyl flooring and underlayment

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 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. After completion of remediation – Cleansing of all equipment used

13. All demo materials removed from the building

Call PuroClean for Professional Sewage Cleanup in Frisco, TX!

PuroClean technicians utilize state-of-the-art equipment and cleaning procedures to effectively restore and clean the unsound building materials and contents from your house or business. If a sewage drain pipe backup from blockage occurs, call our highly trained staff for sewage removal and cleaning services.

The high measure of our sewage abatement 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 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.

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