Although some claim you can clean up small sewage spills that happened recently yourself, it is recommended you always leave sewage cleaning to the professionals. They can quickly restore your home to a safe, clean environment and give you peace of mind that the problem is sorted.
ICE Cleaning is a specialist cleaning company that offers sewage cleaning services. Its technicians can decontaminate, clear, and clean sewage spills and the affected area. They are available across the UK, 365 days a year. In an emergency, they can be on site in several hours.
Continue reading to find out why professional sewage cleaning is the only solution for a spill.
Sewage is very dangerous to clean up
Sewage contains many harmful pathogens and exposure to it can cause serious illnesses including leptospirosis, tetanus, and gastroenteritis. When you clean it up, you will be putting yourself in very close contact with it, and are more likely to touch or ingest the sewage.
Professionals, on the other hand, will have the full personal protective equipment (PPE) required to safely clean sewage.
It’s a complex process
Cleaning up sewage can be a very long process depending on how much has spilled, where it has spilled, and how long it has been left. Usually it includes:
- Removing the sewage water
- Shovelling out debris and dirt
- Taking out saturated possessions and building materials, and disposing of them correctly
- Deep cleaning all surfaces in the affected area including walls and floors
- Removing excess water and drying out the property within 24 to 48 hours
- Having affected items like furniture and carpet professionally cleaned
Cleaners will know exactly how to clean up after a sewage spill. They will have all the required specialist products and equipment, and can take this stressful task off your hands.
Sewage cleaning requires specialist knowledge
Clean up and disposal of contaminated possessions and property must be done correctly or you could put people’s health at risk in the future and cause further damage. You may not decontaminate your furniture thoroughly enough, for example, and the pathogens in sewage could still be present.
Professionals, like ICE Cleaning’s technicians, will have the training, experience, and industrial-grade tools to quickly restore your home to a safe condition.
It must be cleaned up quickly
Cleaning a sewage spill on your own can take a very long time. However, the longer sewage is left, the more the bacteria and viruses in it will grow and spread.
Sewage spills can also provide the optimal conditions for mould to grow. If this is not cleaned up within the short window mould could start to grow, you could be facing another dangerous problem.
ICE Cleaning’s sewage cleaners have been accredited by a number of organisations including BICSc, IPAF, and SafeContractor. They can provide a range of other services should you require them, such as mould remediation and flood restoration, too.
You can learn more about ICE Cleaning on its website.