At Clean Earth Restorations we understand that sewage spills pose a significant threat to human health and real potential for life-threatening illness. When sewage invades a building, it requires immediate and appropriate sewage cleanup and is considerably more serious than ordinary water damage.
Sewage contains huge amounts of bacteria and is a perfect growth environment for bacteria.
Contamination within the building will be affected by:
- The volume and solids content of the sewage
- Whether a basement only or multiple levels are involved
- What structural parts have been affected by the sewage
- How long the sewage contamination has been allowed to grow
- How the building is used, and who uses the areas affected by sewage
Clean Earth Restoration: Sewage Mitigation Specialists
Sewage Mitigation includes:
- The vital containment process
- Removal of sewage, water and organic matter
- Thorough decontamination and disinfecting of the salvageable building portions
- Disposal of contaminated porous materials
- Coordination of structural dry out
In a sewage spill, human waste and organic matter that is in the process of being sent to a treatment facility, tank or leaching field backflows or leaks into a building. In a water damage remediation situation, sewage in and under buildings is typically from main line backflows. Main line sewage backflows in buildings must be professionally mitigated, cleaned up and sanitized. Most often remediation includes the careful removal and disposal of all porous drywall, carpet and insulation, followed by cleaning and sanitizing of interior wall cavities.
Sewage Remediation Category 1 Clean Water
Category I Clean Water sewage spills consist of clean water from toilet tank overflow, or a fresh water supply line that breaks. Clean Earth Restorations treats such a spill as a fresh water cleanup. Bacteria most likely exists around the toilet area, therefore, all bathrooms will be sanitized after cleanup and thorough rinsing. Clean water contamination can become a grey water Category 2 contamination, if allowed to stand.
Sewage Remediation Category 2 Grey Water
Category 2 Grey Water spills consist of grey water or unsanitary water. Category 2 is water from a toilet bowl, sink drain, dishwasher, aquarium, or waterbed. Grey water contamination may go to a Category 3 contamination if allowed to stand
Sewage Remediation Category 3 Black Water
Category 3 Black Water spills consist of urine, feces, pathogens and other organic matter. Category 3 black water contaminations always contain dangerous pathogens, and are grossly unsanitary. At Clean Earth Restorations, all black water sewage saturated porous building materials will be removed and replaced. We will bag and dispose of carpet and pad; clean and sanitize water cavities and sill plates and completely dry the structure before reinstallation of new materials. Negative air machines with hepa filtration will be used during the cleanup process. We have the ability to perform a swab test for residual pathogens before installing new building materials if needed.
At Clean Earth Restorations we will always consult an industrial hygienist or microbiologist. We will also suggest to the building occupants that they consult with their medical specialist if they have health problems or questions.
Sewage Remediation Health and Safety
At Clean Earth Restorations all emergency response technicians have the highest regard for the health and safety of our customers. Our state-of-the-art equipment prevents our employees from exposure to sewage pathogens, and a qualified and trained supervisor manages our technicians. Supervisors are responsible for employee exposure to biohazardous substances, and the stringent health and safety standards of our company.
Sewage Remediation Standards
Sewage mitigation (remediation) standards are set by the industry to provide for the safe removal of pathogenic disease and effluents that are associated with sewage. The water damage industry has incorporated information from CDC, USEPA and scientists to make written standards for the safe handling, containment and disposal of sewage and contaminated building materials.
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We provide sewage mitigation in San Diego, California as well as El Cajon, La Jolla, La Mesa, Chula Vista, Del Mar, Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, and Santee.