When a sewer line is obstructed, the sewage that is thick and dark is dangerous to your health. This sewer water is extremely unclean, containing contaminants such as 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, repairing either one is of the highest importance. Having this unsanitary sewer water in your home is dangerous and should be removed quickly. Furthermore, to know what is causing the sewer backups may aid in preventing this potentially hazardous incident. To help you in managing sewage backups in your home or business, following is a list of things that may help:
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 ensure the safety of all occupants and workers by restricting jobsite access to restoration and cleanup personnel only to help prevent any health related situations.
2. Valuation of the work place along with health and safety surveys.
3. Ensure all cleanup and restoration personnel are outfitted with the proper personal protection equipment (PPE). This includes 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. Eliminating any and all probable safety risks if possible.
6. Clearing the site of all bulk water, soil, and contaminates.
7. Getting rid of any and all porous and semi-porous contaminated materials that are unable to be salvaged, which includes but is not limited to:
8. Implement cleaning procedures and use of EPA certified biocides and antimicrobials
9. Manual cleaning of all remaining structure items
10. It is suggested to schedule a third party Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) for a safety clearance inspection to ensure the entire site is returned to pre-loss state for health and safety.
11. All materials touched by water to be dried and returned to pre-loss standard
12. Post remediation cleansing of all equipment utilized
13. Disposal of all demo materials removed from the site
What do you do if a sewer line backup occurs in your home or business? The perfect answer is: Contact PuroClean! For the simple fact that PuroClean technicians are your perfect professionals for sewage abatement and cleaning services. With state-of-the-art equipment and cleaning tools, we efficiently restore, remediate and completely cleanse the affected areas in your home or business.
We have proved time after time that our methods and our specialists are top quality, efficient, and work with care and kindness for all involved. PuroClean is your ideal damage restoration and cleaning firm and we pledge to do whatever needs to take place to save and restore all homes and businesses in the communities we serve.
*Not all PuroClean offices provide sewage cleanup and sanitation cleaning services.
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