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Steps in sewage remediation, removal and cleanup:
1. Safety first. Inform all personnel to stay out of the area.
2. Extract raw sewage, do rough cleaning with low pressure bio-cide rinse and extract.
3. Remove personal contents from the area that have not come in contact with black water or sewage.
4. Set up air flow and dust control containment and keep the affected area under negative air pressure controls with an negative air scrubber machine.
5. Remove and discard all absorbent materials that have come in contact with black water and sewage. Including but not limited to: Carpet, padding, tack strips, baseboards, door framing, vinyl, linoleum, drywall / sheetrock, finish wood flooring, laminate, etc.
6. Low pressure rinse and extract exposed wood framing and sub-flooring materials with anti-microbial bio-cide, rinse carefully and repeat.
7. Dry savable wood framing and sub-flooring materials with dehumidifiers only. DO NOT USE FANS. FANS (high velocity air flow) can spread pathogens (bacteria, viruses and parasites) to unwanted areas.
8. Clean any cross contaminated areas, like carpets, other flooring door knobs, etc., with anti-microbial cleaners.
Air flow and dust control plastic containment used to separate the affected area from the rest of the house.
HEPA AIR SCRUBBER, USED TO HELP CLEAN THE AIR ON WATER DAMAGE JOBS THAT INVOLVE SEWAGE OR MOLD ISSUES.
Sewage backflows into occupied homes and apartment units can represent a serious health threat. The severity of the threat depends on content of the sewage and the degree and extent of the penetration into the building. A discussion of the three levels of sewage contamination and their responses follows.
Level 1 Contamination: Very limited waste, an example would be a waste overflow in a bathroom that is confined to a tile floor. Restoration includes water extraction of the waste followed by cleaning and disinfecting of the area.
Level 2 Contamination: There is limited or confined flooding, but the water and waste penetrates the structure and furnishings. An example would be the backup in the bathroom described above overflowing from the tile floor into an adjacent hall or room contaminating carpet and wallboard. In addition to water extracting, cleaning and decontaminating all surfaces, affected carpet must also be lifted so that both sides can be cleaned and thoroughly disinfected. The contaminated carpet pad must be replaced. Wallboard must be disinfected and evaluated for replacement depending on saturation levels. Care should taken to prevent cross contamination to unaffected areas by foot traffic or material handling. Cleaners should wear rubber gloves and avoid sewage contact with open sores or cuts.
Level 3 Contamination: The main line of the sewage system has backed up and has mixed with other wastes from outside the immediate environment. Waste is widely dispersed in the building and penetrates structures and furnishings. This type of contamination poses extensive risk to humans due to exposure to pathogenic raw disposal site. wastes. Sewage contamination of this type requires evacuation from the contaminated areas, and immediate implementation of professional restoration procedures by crews equipped with respirators, rubber gloves, splash goggles, and boots. Linoleum; vinyl wall coverings and upholstery; hardboard furniture; and wood, painted drywall, and plaster; should be cleaned, disinfected and evaluated. Severe contamination (caused by long exposures to sewage) of wood, drywall, or below covered surfaces will likely require disposal of affected materials.
WHAT SHOULD BE REPLACED: Carpet, carpet pad, cardboard, tackless strip, wicker and straw. Saturated mat-tresses and cloth upholstery cannot be restored and should be discarded. Dis- posed materials should be placed in plastic bags' and removed to a proper disposal site.
WHAT MIGHT BE RESTORABLE· Linoleum; vinyl wall coverings and upholstery; hardboard furniture; and wood, painted drywall, and plaster; should be cleaned, disinfected and evaluated. Severe contamination (caused by long exposures to sewage) of wood, drywall, or below covered surfaces will likely require disposal of affected materials. If contamination has not migrated be- low the surface, laminates, linoleum, vinyl and tile finishing materials, may be fully restored.
WHAT CAN BE RESTORED: If contamination has not migrated blow the surface, laminates, linoleum, vinyl and tile finishing materials, may be fully restored.
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Illnesses Caused By Sewage Back Ups
For homeowners and renters sewage back ups can be devastating ruining private property, spreading illness and disease, and possibly causing death. According the Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC) over 2 million illnesses are caused each year by sewage contamination. Flood or sewage back up water contains a number of harmful contaminants, bacteria, and viruses that are dangerous to humans and animals. From diarrhea to mild infection and liver failure there are a host of symptoms related to sewage contamination. In addition to residuals from pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and other toxic substances sewage waters also contain dangerous fungi, bacteria, amoeba, and protozoan.
The following list indicates some of the viruses and bacteria that may be present in sewage water and the effects on the human body:
E. Coli - Diarrhea/Abdominal Cramping/Death
Acanthomoeba - Eye/Nose/Throat/ Ear Infections
Toxoplasma - Blurred Vision/ Loss of Sight
Salmonella - Diarrhea/Abdominal Cramping
Heliobacter Pylpri - Ulcers
Hepatitis - Liver Infection/ Liver Failure
Adenovirus - Respiratory Infection/ Respiratory Disease
Leptospirosis - Muscle Aches/ Vomiting
Legionella - Pneumonia
There are literally hundreds of other strains of bacteria, viruses, and other organisms that may be present in flood or sewage waters. If you or any family member has come into contact with sewage waters there is a good chance you may become ill. If you or a family member exhibit any symptoms of sewage contamination such as abdominal cramping, fever, or diarrhea seek medical attention immediately.