Sewage Cleanup Emergency – Vapour Steam cleaning & Sanitising
Sydney emergency Dry Vapour Steam Sewage Cleanup, removal and Sanitising unsanitary sewer water damaged homes or commercial property floors, walls, skirting, equipment and fixtures.
Sewage (unsanitary water) contains fungi, bacteria, parasites and viruses, many of which are disease-causing. Unfortunately, many people fail to understand the hazards that sewage presents, particularly for the very young or very old, those who are pregnant, ill, recovering from surgery, on prescription drugs and anyone with compromised immune systems or respiratory problems.
The combination powers of high heat, dry steam, pressure, rotary bristle brushes, belt vacuum and dryer are used to remove dirt, germ, grime, bacteria, fungi, stain and mould
Sydney Sewage Cleanup provide Hygienically cleaned, sanitized, odorless and chemical free disinfected dry environment.
Potential of negative effect sewage (black water) has on human health depends on various factors ranging from the length of time sewage was left untreated, and the source and content of sewage. The level and intensity of threat to a person health is contingent on the amount of penetration and type of materials affected and is directly associated with materials porosity and quantity of sewage. Potential of risk to human health may be aggravated by the temperature and humidity of the surrounding environment (indoors and out), because it can create a comfortable development and survival environment for these bacteria and micro-organisms.
How to Cleanup Sewage Damage Home
- In order to determine scope of work, the sewage or flood damaged materials which may be organic or synthetic, porous, non-porous, or semi porous materials should be evaluated and decision should be made to restore or replace. During sewage cleanup process, the type of damaged materials, the nature, the water source and volume, respond time and severity of the contamination should be determined.
- Heavy organic matter, especially raw sewage and silt, must be physically removed before sewage water extraction from hard flooring (tiles, timber, and stone) and soft floor-covering fabrics such as carpet and rugs. Residual organic matter in cracks and crevices removed by pressure washing with a disinfectant solution.
- After removing heavy organics and water extraction, all affected materials must be decontaminated by spraying with a disinfectant solution. It is not the intent of this pre-spray to effect full disinfection because the presence of organics precludes this. The objective is to initiate the reduction and containment of micro-organisms as quickly as possible.
- Remove and dispose the most absorbent or hygroscopic (water seeking) materials include paper, carpet, carpet padding, gypsum, and wood, which more likely than others to attract water molecules and increase in volume, weight, or otherwise change its physical characteristics. When these and other materials are penetrated with sewage water, bacteria or microorganisms with the potential of causing disease may develop.
- After thoroughly sewage cleanup and sanitising all salvageable contaminated materials, a second application of disinfect and treatment may be applied for black water Sewage cleanup. After determination is made regarding necessity of evacuation of the occupants from a portion of the building or the entire structure. The approved environment testing methods should be used and determine health hazards associated with the problem and the effect of this damage on the structure and contents and provide adequate sewage cleanup, drying, ventilating, and evaporation systems.
- A small quantity of sewage (gray water) resulting from a limited and disrupted (bathroom drainage backflow or washing machine/dishwasher drain pipe overflow) contained to a specific location and deposited on a tile floor can be easily cleaned up using extraction, cleaning, and disinfection. Fast decontamination in this instance will reduce potential health risks effectively and reduce sewage impact time and prevent contact with absorbent materials and cross contamination of unaffected rooms. (Use of many cleaning agents, such as soaps and detergents, will solubilise most organic matter)
- Some sewage damage is still confined to a specific area and its quantity is limited, but access to adjacent area may have occurred through the wall and another example you may deal with waste that flows beyond the limits of the sewage system area highly porous materials such as carpet, carpet padding and linoleum. Effective restoration and sewage cleanup must also include lift and treat both sides of the carpet, dispose of the carpet padding, and ensure drying of all surfaces post-disinfection.
Key principles home-owners should know about sewage cleanup:
- It is not safe to stay in a building that’s flooded with sewage unless the contaminated area can be completely clean and placed under controlled air flow so that there will be no cross contamination of unaffected areas. to salvage and thoroughly cleaning contaminated materials must fully evaluate all factors. These include the organic matter present, extent of prior cleaning, type and level of microbial contamination, concentration and time of exposure to the disinfectant, and the nature of the material to be decontaminated.
- Highly absorbent sewage-saturated materials, such as carpet, pad, upholstery, bedding, wicker, paper or even fabrics that can’t be washed in hot water (130°F/54°C) for at least 10 minutes, must be contained and disposed of properly. This goes for sewage-saturated drywall, insulation and several other structural materials too. There’s simply too great a health risk involved if any of these materials are dried in place and cleaned.
- It is not recommended for a home-owner to attempt sewage cleanup and decontamination of flood, sewer, or other significantly contaminated water without professional help. The risk of microbial contamination and harmful human contact are much higher than that of clean water mishaps. Only the most highly trained professionals should attempt sewage remediation work to ensure that the home or building is safe to re-occupy.
- Severity of the risk associated with indoors sewage contamination is often underestimated by uninformed home-owners. It is important to know the risks involved with unattended sewage water situations. If left untreated can cause damages to your property, mental and physical harm to both you and your family. Contracting a professional, certified sewage cleanup company to properly clean and sanitise eliminates the risk of mould and illness.
- Safety of the sewage clranup professionals is achieved by proper use of appropriate safety equipment. Additionally, any puncture wounds, scratches and other wounds with broken skin should be avoided and those with open sores and like injuries should not be allowed at restoration site to prevent possibility of dangerous infection.