Sewage Cleanup

January 16, 2019 | Sewage Cleanup

Sewage Cleanup | Sewage Removal

Grady is here for you when you need sewage cleanup taken care of quickly. Sewage contains blood borne pathogens which carry disease, viruses and other microbes. Handling sewage without training is not ideal.

Training and Certifications

Field technicians must be fully certified before working with sewer water. Technicians must achieve the following certification requirements.

  • OSHA BBP (Blood Borne Pathogens)
  • OSHA 10 hour Construction Industry
  • IICRC WRT (Water Restoration Technician)
  • IICRC AMRT (Applied Microbial Remediation Technician)

Sewage Cleanup Standards

We abide written standards when dealing with sewage cleanup. The International Institute of Cleaning Restoration Certification is a standards development organization that creates standards for sewage cleanup.

Sewage Cleanup

Sewage Cleanup Process

When you call Grady Property Restoration (800) 773-1658 one of our friendly staff members will answer your call 24/7. We ask questions, such as how many rooms affected by sewage, rooms finished or unfinished, has the source of water been stopped or is sewage water actively coming in etc. We then create a file in our CRM which is exclusive to you particularly. Technicians will already have your contact info, notes on what the initial staff member wrote, when you made the call and have access to other details needed before responding. This streamlined process makes for a faster response time, better preparedness and clearer communication.

Critical Barriers | Personal Protective Equipment

Before starting on sewage removal, critical barriers installed to section off unaffected areas. Negative air machines outfitted with HEPA filters installed to keep air clean preventing sewage cross contamination. Personal protective equipment worn reducing exposure to infectious sewage pathogens. Sewage cleanup begins once these steps become achieved.

Water Extraction | Water Removal

Technicians achieve sewage removal using industrial pumps with waste collection storage tanks. Sewage waste requires proper disposal which we handle for you.

Removing Sewage Contaminated Building Materials

Some building materials may need removal. Sewer water coming in contact with building material bring more contamination.The International Institute of Cleaning Restoration Certification (IICRC) categorizes water in different ways. The IICRC considers sewage a category 3 because it may potentially carry infectious pathogens which could harm you and your family. Exercise caution when dealing with sewage backup water in your home or business. It is common to flood cut walls 2 feet, remove wet insulation, baseboards and flooring when dealing with a sewage cleanup. Cleaning and sanitizing vertical and horizontal surfaces are highly recommended. Technicians ensure clean surfaces before using powerful restoration equipment is critical to prevent cross contamination.

Drying | Dehumidifying

When the necessary building materials removed and affected areas become cleaned technicians install restoration equipment to dry your home or business. Air movers need to promote evaporation lifting water molecules from wet materials. Air scrubbers filter air providing cleaner air and removing bad odors. Dehumidifiers provide dry air while removing wet humid air.

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