At Clean Earth Restorations we understand that sewage spills pose a significant threat to human health and a 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 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.
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
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