Sewage Clean Up
Sewage spills can bring all manner of problems along with them, not just the destruction that flooding causes, but health problems for any adult, child, or animal that comes into contact with it. As with any flooding situation, it is vital to get the area dried out, cleaned up, and sanitized, as soon as possible. It is important to begin sewage clean up immediately.
Tetanus, leptospirosis, hepatitis A, and gram-negative bacteria are but a few of the health issues that can come from exposure to raw sewage. Proper protection must be worn when working in such conditions.
Be sure to dress appropriately for the situation…..waterproof boots and heavy duty gloves are vital, as is appropriate protective eyewear.
Remove all furniture and rugs from the area, and dispose of anything that cannot be completely cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized. If you are not sure if it can be saved, then assume that it can’t be.
Piles of solid waste should be shoveled up and placed in plastic bags. Double bag the sewage and dispose of it.
Cleanse all surfaces with detergent and hot water. Rinse with one gallon of water mixed with a tablespoon of bleach. Allow to air dry.
Remove and replace any drywall that has been saturated with raw sewage. Milder cases may be cleaned and disinfected.
Throw away all items used to clean up sewage. Open doors and windows to allow for complete drying and airing out. Fans and dehumidifiers can speed up the process.
For best results, contact your local water damage repair company. They are available 24/7 to serve your water restoration needs. Call today for prompt, courteous service.
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