Richmond Sewage Cleanup
When your Richmond business experiences damage from a flooded toilet or sewer backup, the sewer cleanup process needs to be addressed by professionals and not handled by yourself. You need to make sure to call in the professionals at SERVPRO of Richmond and SERVPRO of Henrico. Our specialists can dry the area, clean it, and test it to ensure that all harmful microbes and bacteria are gone. Here is what the process might look like:
1. Identifying and Repairing Source of Problem
Once the flooded toilet has been unclogged or the lines cleared, sewer cleanup can begin.
2. Removing Water and Sewage
The bulk of the water must be removed and extracted before anything can be cleaned. Professionals use the proper equipment to remove the water and dispose of it properly.
3. Identifying Salvageable vs. Contaminated Items
Before discarding any items, make sure you take photos to prove the loss to the insurance adjuster who decides how much your policy covers. After most of the contaminated water is gone, individual items are evaluated. Some may be able to be cleaned and saved, but others will have to be bagged and thrown away properly.
4. Drying and Cleaning
Next, our Production Technicians will finish drying out the affected areas with water extraction equipment. They may have to remove parts of the wall or any insulation that was affected by the contaminated water and replace it with clean drywall. Anything that remains must be disinfected with chemicals that have been specially formulated to combat the contaminants in the sewage.
The final step is vital for making sure that the effort from previous steps was effective. Technicians test for contaminants and hopefully declare your building safe.