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Sewage Cleanup

“It is impossible to detect the level of contamination accurately from sight or odor alone.”

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Emergency Service

Sewage back-flows present the same drying concerns like normal water damage; choosing the wrong restoration company can prolong the repair process, increase your stress level and even diminish the value of your property. We are experienced at identifying areas of trapped moisture, quickly reducing high humidity are imperative to keep the sewage loss from evolving into a mold problem.

Sewage back-flows or sewer backups are more complicated than a typical “fresh” water loss or water intrusion, because of the infectious, pathogenic bacteria and viruses in the water. These invisible (naked eye) microorganisms elevate sewer back-ups to more than just an icky, smelly, unsightly mess. Sewage back-flows rise to a health concern risk for all humans but especially for children under the age of 7, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.

As a property owner, your first thought might be how contaminated is the sewage water, does it look contaminated or does it smell bad? Since you are dealing with microscopic contaminants, it would be impossible to detect the level of contamination accurately from sight or odor alone. Where the water originated from is relevant to whether you have just a water intrusion or an actual biohazard. If the water source is a waste water line, regardless of how it looks or noticeable odor, it is contaminated water.

Our recommended protocol for phase 1 of a typical sewage back-flow consists of quickly removing contaminated water, initial decontamination of affected areas, demolition of saturated building materials, and removal of porous, non-salvageable contents. Once completed, we pressure clean all affected areas, to “wash and rinse” the remaining sewage residue away. Phase 2 of our protocol would consist an initial cleaning and complete dry down of all areas of concern. Once the drying has been completed, Phase 3 would encompass a final detailed cleaning and final decontamination of all affected areas using SteraMist™ to ensure the wholesomeness of your property.

At Chavez Restoration, we’ve been solving customer’s problems since 1967. Our emergency response crews are trained to identify problems, mitigate damage, then quickly and efficiently put your life back on track! We pride ourselves on professionally restoring our client’s property while meeting their needs and exceeding their expectations. It is more than just our philosophy; this is a daily practice at Chavez Restoration.

When quality matters … tell your insurance carrier that you need Chavez Restoration!

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