Have you had a sewage back up in your home?

Our goal is to educate you on any environmental issues that you may have in your home or office.   If not cleaned-up properly; water damage and sewage back-up can potentially become a health issue  If it is cleaned up and dried out properly; it should never become an issue.

If you do experience water damage or a sewage back-up; take the time to research how to clean them up to prevent any future problems.

"Human feces and urine can contain more than 120 different viruses that find their way

into sewage"...Read a protocol in the link below.

Sewage Clean-up Protocol

"Sewage is one of the most dangerous substances to enter homes or buildings. It contains fungi, bacteria and viruses, many of which are disease-causing. Unfortunately, many people fail to understand the hazards that sewage presents, particularly for the very young or very old, or for those with compromised immune systems or respiratory problems."

The IICRC complied guidelines for professional sewage clean-up called the Standard for Water Damage Restoration (S500)

Click on the Link below to Read the IICRC Standards 

IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) -  Water and Sewage Damage

A leak was noticed near a fireplace and a mold test was done that revealed high levels of toxic mold.  The room was contained and the sheet rock was removed.

This mold was found in the home one month after the home was purchased in Savannah, GA

Mold is not a problem to all people.  If it is contained and cleaned up properly; it should never become an issue for you.  However, people with immune compromised systems should be aware that mold mycotoxins could become a issue.

" Certified professionals have the training and experience to:

  • Identify moisture sources
  • Evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected)
  • Contain damage to the smallest area possible
  • Physically remove contamination
  • Dry materials to ensure that mold will not return
  • Perform or recommend procedures for returning property to a pre-loss condition"

   IICRC Mold Remediation Standards click on this link to read more about IICRC standards