Is spilled sewage dangerous? Yes. (On top of being smelly and disgusting!) Though you may be tempted to avoid the cost of calling in a professional remediation team, don’t go it alone. Sewage cleanup is not just about removing what you CAN see, it’s about removing the bacteria, viruses, and protozoa that you CAN’T see. Download Clean Earth Restoration‘s free tip sheet below and contact us for any questions you may have about your San Diego sewage spill.
Unseen bacteria, viruses and protozoa (living organisms) can be the source of life-threatening diseases and are present in sewage. In order to remove them completely, a thorough removal of flooded materials and decontamination of affected areas is of the UTMOST importance.
A professional sewage cleanup team will do the following things for you with trained technicians and industry-best equipment:
- Detect where the contiminated water is coming (or came) from. (Sometimes it’s obvious, sometimes it’s not.)
- Discern whether it’s a category I, II, or III spill.
- Remove water and organic substances (ie sewage).
- Dispose of contaminated, porous materials (including carpet and drywall).
- Decontaminate and disinfect salvageable building portions.
- Coordinate drying of the structure.
Following industry standards for the safe handling, containment and disposal of sewage and contaminated building materials is very important and provides for the safe removal of pathogenic disease and effluents that are associated with sewage. The health and welfare of our customers and employees are foremost in our sewage cleanup remediation services and we adhere to the industry’s stringent guidelines. If you have had a sewage leak or flood, contact us today for a free estimate. We are experts in sewage cleanup and remediation.