Our sewers play an important role in preventing flood damage and water-borne diseases from spreading by transporting water away to treatment plants and rain water from the surface. However, in the event of a sewer backup or clogging, Action Restoration shares the professional sewage cleanup process for you to be better prepared and informed of what’s going on down below.
1. Removing Water and Solids. The professional sewage cleanup process begins by using equipment such as a wet vacuum to remove liquid and solids present. This must be done as soon as possible once the backup has been spotted. However, this problem will keep recurring until the issue in the drain line has been solved.
2. Remove Porous Contents and Materials. Porous materials like drywall or carpet cannot be completely cleaned after exposure to Category Three black water. For safety, restoration companies like us conduct preliminary disinfection, followed by an intensive cleaning and disinfection after all the porous materials have been removed.
3. Cleaning and Disinfection. To supplement the sewer cleanup, we disinfect the areas affected by black water before removing the porous materials since removing them too early can recontaminate the area.
4. Dry the Area. Once everything is done, we’ll clean out and dry the area completely before reinstalling the drywall or carpet. We recommend using fans or dehumidifiers to hasten the drying process. Just make sure that there’s no residual moisture as this can promote mold growth.
Searching for a flooding repair professional? Call on one of the top restoration companies in your area, Action Restoration! We don’t just restore homes, we restore people’s lives. Our licensed contractors will find the source of the problem and keep your home healthy and comfortable for your family to live in. Call us at (616) 200-8946 or fill out our contact form to get in touch with us.