When you have a sewage backup in your home or business, you need professional, expert sewage clean-up services immediately. When a building is contaminated with sewage backing up from the septic lines, or flooding of a building occurs that involves heavy amounts of sewage and other organic matter, as in the case of river flooding, a serious threat to human health exists. The severity of the health threat depends on the content of the sewage and the degree and extent of penetration in the building. Small children, the elderly, and people with the immune system or respiratory problems are most at risk from health hazards caused by a sewage backup.
Statewide understands the severity of sewage damage and will act quickly, within 60 minutes of your call, to begin sewage clean-up procedures. All our technicians are certified and ready to serve you 24/7 for sewage clean-up and sanitation. A detailed inspection, determining the extent of affected materials and the degree of apparent damage, will be conducted by our technicians upon arrival. All infected areas must be treated including carpets, furniture, clothing, wall-boards, and insulation, etc. Before restoration or reconstruction, it is prudent to consider testing in order to identify and confirm that the home or building’s indoor environment is safe. Once this clearance testing has been completed and passed, the sewage clean-up restoration/remediation process should begin.
The factors to be considered in sewage clean-up remediation include the types of materials affected, assessment of the degree of damage, and the extent of contaminated material. Wet extraction systems should be used to completely remove sewage. Removal of affected contents and structure materials may be necessary. Most porous materials, such as carpet, padding, upholstery, bedding, wicker, paper goods, or fabrics that can’t be washed in very hot water, must be disposed of safely. Disposal of non-restorable contaminated materials requires that the materials be confined in plastic bags and transported to appropriate disposal facilities. In all cases, workers must use appropriate personal protective equipment such as respirators, boots, gloves, goggles and coveralls.
Once the cleaning and decontamination are complete, a drying plan using suitable equipment will be started. Drying is not complete until all materials are dried in accordance with documented drying goals verified by using professional moisture measuring devices. Statewide takes you and your family’s health very seriously and will follow all guidelines for sewage clean-up remediation in your home.