When a sewer line is blocked, the sewage that is thick and dark is dangerous to your health. This sewer waste is extremely unsanitary, containing contaminants like bacteria, viruses and pathogens. All of these dangerous germs can pose a serious health danger and lead to many illnesses if humans or animals are exposed. If it happens that you experience sewage backup on the property of your home or business, or a toilet backup in either location, repairing either one is of the highest importance. Having this filthy sewer waste in your home is not safe and should be removed quickly. Also, to know what is causing the sewer backups may aid in stopping this potentially hazardous incident. To help you in handling sewage backups in your home or business, here’s a list of things that may help:
Our procedures for Category 3 water (also known as sewer and contaminated water backup) cleaning, adhering to the IICRC industry guidelines, consists of:
1. Ensure all personnel and occupants stay safe by limiting access to the site to remediation employees only in order to stop any health-related issues.
2. Assessment of the building along with health and safety surveys.
3. Ensure all remediation employees are supplied with and use the proper personal protection equipment (PPE). This includes, but isn’t limited to the following:
4. Put engineering controls in place, as well as critical barriers if needed to stop any cross-contamination from occurring.
5. Stopping all potential hazards and safety risks if possible.
6. Bulk water, soil, and contaminates removal
7. Disposing of any and all porous and semi-porous contaminated items that are unable to be saved, which includes but is not limited to:
8. Cleaning procedures implemented, as well as the use of EPA registered biocides and antimicrobials
9. Manual cleaning of all remaining structure areas
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. Drying of all items affected by the sewer water intrusion back to pre-loss dry state
12. After completion of remediation – Sanitization of all equipment used
13. All materials from demolition process removed completely
If a sewage drain line backup happens in your home or business, call the PuroClean specialists for sewage removal and cleaning services. Our specialists use state-of-the-art tools, methods and cleaning systems to fully remediate the damaged structures and contents.
The professional nature of our sewage removal and cleaning services, the speed in which we deliver them, and the care we demonstrate throughout the entire process make PuroClean your perfect damage restoration and remediation company. We will strive 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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