By Grace Clark
If sewage problems develop on your property, avoid direct contact and get you and your family to safety as soon as possible. There are a variety of biohazards that exist within sewage waste that you want to avoid, including a variety of communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens that severely affect your health. Avoid taking chances with your life.
You may think that the sewage backing up into your home is safe because it is your waste. However, you and yours are not the only ones using it, any number of families in homes around you use the same sewage system. There is no way for you to know what you are exposing yourself to if you decide to handle this type of event on your own. A quality sewage cleanup and restoration company follow water emergency service procedures involving contaminated water found in your home. The company you get help from should communicate their findings to you and your insurance company for approval before moving forward and provide you with the services you need to return things to normal in a quick, efficient manner.
Qualified cleaning professionals eliminate hazards that exist on the job site, and wear the appropriate personal protective equipment such as gloves, boots, respirators and full-body suits, as well as eyewear to protect themselves from exposure. Restoration companies use EPA-registered disinfectants and containment procedures to get things under control. Depending on the amount of exposure that exists, many of your contents and structural materials may need to be removed or replaced. The final decision to restore or replace depends on how porous the material is, the type of contamination that exists, and a variety of local, state, and federal regulations surrounding the handling and disposal of waste materials.
For instance, carpeting affected by what is known as black water often calls for the disposal of both carpeting and pad, simply because they may contain infectious waste making restoration impossible. However, the restoration technicians use an EPA-registered disinfectant, combine with a pressure washer to disinfect structural components of your home. Removing materials as necessary to decontaminate the entire building and maintain a constant flow of communication between you and your insurance adjuster. Technicians often clean and dry interior wall surfaces and other inaccessible contaminated areas, repeating the process where necessary. They remove and dispose of any final debris and wastewater, complete cleaning procedures, while also using air movers, dehumidifiers, and moisture detection equipment to speed up the entire drying process.
Locate a fully certified and expertly trained cleaning professional today for additional information and assistance on restoring your home to a quality pre-damage condition that you and your family can enjoy.