When sewer pipes become obstructed, the thick, black water that forms as sewage is a health danger, and is extremely unsanitary as it consists of contaminants such as pathogens, bacteria, and viruses that may pose a risk of extreme sickness illness if exposed to people or pets. If you have a sewage backup in your basement, or your toilet backs up, you will need to repair it quickly, or you will end up with dirty water all over your home or business. Knowing the cause of sewer backups, however, may help you prevent a hazardous occurrence in your basement, home or business. Following is a list of items that may help to prevent and deal with sewage backups:
The PuroClean method for cleaning and remediating Category 3 water, which is sewer and contaminated water backup cleaning and restoration as set forth by IICRC industry regulations, consisting of:
1. Ensure all personnel and occupants stay safe by limiting access to the site to remediation employees only in order to prevent any health-related problems.
2. Inspection 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. 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 sewage water, soil, and contaminates.
7. Eradication and disposal of all contaminated porous and semi-porous material that is not restorable – which can include but is not limited to:
8. Cleaning processes put in place and the use of EPA registered biocides and antimicrobials
9. Full physical cleaning of all structure items that remain
10. We recommend using a third-party Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) to implement clearance testing to ensure the site is returned to a safe pre-loss condition for health and safety.
11. All items and structure affected by the water to be dried and returned to pre-loss dry standards
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 home or business? The right answer is: Call PuroClean! Simply because PuroClean technicians are your perfect professionals for sewage abatement and cleaning services. With state-of-the-art equipment and cleaning tools, we efficiently restore, repair and completely cleanse the affected parts in your home or business.
The professional nature of our sewage removal and cleaning solutions, the expeditious way in which we deliver them, and the kindness we demonstrate throughout the whole process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration and remediation company. We will strive to do whatever it takes to restore and rescue properties in all the neighborhoods we serve.
*Not all PuroClean offices provide sewage cleanup and sanitation cleaning services.
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