Sewage Cleanup Safety And Checklist
Sewage flooding can easily be the most damaging of any sort
of flooding you can experience. Highly contaminated
from the source, sewage guarantees damage on virtually anything it touches,
much of which will need to be thrown out as there is no way to successfully
disinfect it. Sewage cleanup should begin
as soon as possible.
You should always utilize proper cleaning and disinfecting
procedures when working around sewage based flood water. Raw sewage may contain biological agents,
bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites that have the potential for serious
illness and even death.
Cleaning Sewage Spills Inside Your Home:
Always wear protective clothing such as waterproof boots,
heavy duty gloves, and eyewear. If mold
is present, wear a mask or respirator. It is often best to leave the sewage cleanup process to professionals as it can be dangerous and cause health problems.
Wash linens and clothing in hot water or have it
Any item that cannot be successfully cleaned and disinfected
should be thrown out. Mattresses,
carpeting, upholstered furniture….all should be considered a total loss.
Under no circumstances should you touch any food that has
been in contact with sewage.
Always wash hands with soap and water immediately after a
cleanup session, and before preparing any sort of food or drink.
For Sewage Flooding Outside Your Home:
Keep children and pets away from any area contaminated or
affected by sewage.
Contact your local water damage restoration company to fast,
efficient results on cleaning up the spill and making the area safe.
Your local IICRC certified water damage restoration
professionals are available 24/7 to service all of your sewage flooding and
other water damage restoration needs.
Call your local professionals today for a free estimate or phone
consultation. They can have someone out
to your home within the hour to assess your situation and begin water damage
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