Sewer Backup

You’ve had a sewer backup in your home or business, and your Project Manager and the technicians are discussing your claim as a Category 3 Water. Category 3 Water definition as per the IICRC Standard which we follow: “This is the worst classification and is grossly unsanitary. It could cause severe illness or death if ingested. It used to be called black water, and sources include sewer backup, flooding from rivers or streams, toilet overflow with feces, and stagnant liquid that has begun to support bacterial growth.”blank

The handling and removal of materials affected by sewer or category 3 water must be done in a safe manner, using proper personal protection and removal procedures. Stutters Disaster Kleenup will do a Bio-Reveal prior to removals throughout the areas affected to have an immediate understanding of the level of contamination. It’s important to know that because the water is gone, it does not necessarily mean that it is a safe environment. The affected area needs to be disinfected and cleaned.

Our Stutters technicians will begin removing any porous materials, and non-cleanable materials we won’t dry. We will then quarantine the area, and use air scrubbers, with little to zero air movement. We do NOT add air movers, as this will move any air borne pathogens that potentially could be in this quarantined affected area. Once removals of non-cleanable materials are completed, a bio sanitary hot wash is completed, with pre-and post-test with our Bio-Reveal meter to ensure that the bacteria levels are in an acceptable level.  The hot wash isn’t used to blast off the materials, it’s to heat up the bacteria to kill it with steam. Another way to look at the hot wash that our technicians are doing is steam cleaning the affected areas.

If you should have a sewer backup or water damage, call the professionals at Stutters Disaster Kleenup, and we will ensure our technicians attend immediately. We can be reached at 1-877-763-1540, any time of the day. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to serve you.

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