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3 Steps to Clean Sewage Damage

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded room. Whether the source of sewage damage in your property is a flooded toilet or a more extensive sewer backup, it is important to quickly pursue cleanup.

If your commercial property in Baton Rouge, LA, experiences a sewer backup due to blockage or flooding in a city main or lines or a flooded toilet on-site, you should immediately arrange for plumbing work to resolve the underlying issue and sewer cleanup to restore the damage. Sewage can pose an infection risk and may quickly lead to secondary damage. There are three steps involved in cleaning up this type of damage and restoring the affected area to sanitary condition.

1. Get Rid of Water and Solid Waste

The first step toward mitigating primary damage and preventing more extensive secondary damage is to eliminate all water and solid waste. Commercial restoration professionals may pump out water or use other equipment to quickly rid the area of backed-up water and any detritus. Once the area is clear, it is ready to be completely cleaned.

2. Clean and Disinfect

Sewer cleanup involves a complete cleaning and disinfection of the affected area. This sanitization step is necessary to restore the portion of the property exposed to a sewage backup to working order.

3. Thoroughly Dry the Area

Getting rid of water and cleaning up waste is not the end of the restoration process. Experts may recommend using fans or dehumidifiers to dry out the area quickly to prevent mold from starting to form. Damaged building materials should only be replaced after completely drying.

Whether the source of sewage damage in your property is a flooded toilet or a more extensive sewer backup, it is important to quickly pursue sewer cleanup. You can follow these steps on your own, but the job may be completed more quickly and thoroughly by professionals. If you want to make sure that the affected area is safe to reopen and will not run the risk of developing mold, contact commercial sewage damage restoration professionals in Baton Rouge, LA.

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