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Why Sewage Cleanup Must Be Precise

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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Why Sewage Cleanup Must Be Precise

Sewage water, also known as black water or contaminated water, can impact a commercial building through a variety of pathways. These sources include broken pipes, sewage backups, toilet overflows and floods. A sewer cleanup is a job for a professional water remediation team for the following reasons:

  • Sewer water is potentially harmful to human health
  • Black water might contain harmful bacteria and viruses
  • Contaminated water requires the use of PPE for workers
  • Sewer water has the potential to cause serious damage to a building

An event such as a sewer backup requires a fast response. It also requires a series of precise actions by trained technicians.

The Sewer Cleanup Process

Black water in your building should be considered an emergency. To protect human health it should be addressed immediately. The following steps ensure a speedy cleanup:

  • Fast response from a local water team in Carriage Club, CO
  • Immediate inspection and damage assessment
  • Water removal and extraction
  • Drying and dehumidification
  • Cleaning and sanitizing

Trained workers will use gloves and other PPE to avoid contact with tainted water from a flooded toilet or other source. The drying process is critical. Measurements should be taken to ensure excess moisture, a precursor to mold formation, is no longer present. Cleaning and sanitizing covers a variety of techniques such as antimicrobial and antibacterial treatments. If the dirty water infects materials such as drywall, carpeting, furnishings and clothing, advanced cleaning methods such as immersive and abrasive cleaning could be employed.

The Restoration Process

This is the final step in returning a commercial property to its original condition. Depending upon the situation, and the extent of the sewer cleanup, it could involve such actions as drywall repair, painting, carpeting replacement and installation and tile floor repair. It can be advantageous to work with a mitigation franchise that offers all of the services, from start to finish, to handle a sewage emergency.

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