For most people, they are not aware of the potential risks and dangers of sewerage substances that may invade the buildings and household’s interior. The problem may extend into possible health conditions that can affect people, especially children, elderly, and individuals having complications in the respiratory and immune system. Myths have been formulated by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification in order to increase awareness of people regarding importance of sewage removal and sewage cleanup in your home.
- Sewage sourcing from bodies of water, such s oceans, lakes and rivers, are clean. The water from these sources carry contaminants like microorganisms and pesticides. When it becomes caught up inside your house’s walls or underneath the flooring without proper water removal, it will not take too long before the premises produce foul stenches and health hazards.
- Chlorine bleach compounds are great for water damage cleanup and sterilization of sewage material. While the compound is considered as a potent substance, it is rapidly pacified by sewage. Moreover, the dead fungi and bacteria may constitute chemicals that may lead to allergic responses when it comes in contact with the skin or is ingested. Thus, affected zones and areas of the home should be sanitized thoroughly, which must then be applied by disinfectants.
- Sewage-soaked carpeting and fabric can be saved, dried and used again. This is an absolute mistake by most people. Porous substances like carpets, pads, bedding, fabrics or paper items that isn’t capable of being washed in hot water should be disposed of immediately.
- Partially sewage damaged facilities are safe. This is not true unless you can seal off the contaminated portion of the building in order to avoid cross-contaminating other areas within the facility. However, only skilled and trained experts having specialized tools and machines are permitted to accomplish this particular task.
There are three main categories in assisting restoration experts and insurance workers to identify the work area and the interventions that are vital to accomplish safe and efficient flood cleanup of the building and its contents. Water damage cleanup is separated by three fundamental classifications for the usual water damage case.
Category 1 – Clean Water. Broken pipelines tub and sink overflows, appliance malfunctions, falling rainwater, and broken toilet tanks can be classified as clean water sources.
Category 2 – Gray Water. Water under this category is contaminated with some degree of harmful substances. Sources under this category may include dishwasher overflow, washing machine or toilet bowl overflow, broken aquariums and even a ruptured water bed.
Category 3 – Black Water. Categories include all types of ground surface entering from rivers or lakes as well as water from the ocean or sea. It also includes all types of sewage damage and overflowing.