Sewage Cleanup Is Serious Business
A sewer backup can be very frustrating and stressful for homeowners and business owners. Sewage cleanup is a problem that must be dealt with in a very careful and in a professional manner. The damaged area must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to reduce the risk of disease. If sewage cleanup is not handled correctly, serious health and safety issues can occur. The speedy removal and cleanup of sewer water are very important. A quick reaction can save the valuable property from direct water damage as well as destruction from microbial growth. The longer any kind of water or sewer damage goes untreated, the greater the damage.
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Evacuate The Area
Unprotected occupants (especially all children and pets) and workers should be evacuated from the affected area immediately. Make sure to turn off the power. There is a risk of electric shock standing or walking on wet floors. Avoid skin contact with sewer water, especially cuts and sores. If any open sore comes in contact with sewer material contact your physician about receiving a tetanus shot.
A Job For Trained Professionals
If a significant area is affected, this is a job for professionals. You must assume potential pathogens are present in the contamination. Proper decontamination and disinfection are necessary to ensure the elimination of all pathogens and organisms contained in the sewage. It may be necessary to remove some structural items. They could be affected in such a way that they will provide an optimum environment for the growth of mold. ATEX technicians have the proper protective clothing, the dehumidifiers, fans, wet vacs and other equipment that may be necessary to return your home or business to its original state.