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Sewage Removal and Cleanup
ServiceMaster is Maine’s source for the removal of bio-contaminants.
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Sewage Cleanup Overview
If you are needing an emergency sewage cleanup, call the professionals at ServiceMaster. ServiceMaster is Maine’s source for the removal of bio-contaminants. We have the experience, personnel and equipment to get your home or business back to normal after a sewage spill. Thousands of homes and businesses a year experience a blowback from their septic or city sewage system. And, it doesn’t take a microbiologist to know that raw sewage is a major health hazard. Besides being odorous and obviously disgusting, there are serious health risks presented as a result of a sewer or septic failure.
Dangers of Sewage
Just one milliliter of raw sewage can contain up to 1 million microorganisms ranging from parasitic and pathogenic bacteria to parasitical viruses including hepatitis. Just as unnerving, ground water can contain similarly harmful microorganisms if it enters a home through hydrostatic pressure, cracks or flooding.
Sewage Clean Up
It’s important to keep in mind that just getting rid of the solid waste and drying the affected area is not sufficient. According to the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification), “highly absorbent sewage-saturated materials, such as carpet, pad, upholstery, bedding, wicker, paper or even fabrics that can’t be washed in hot water (130°F/54°C) for at least 10 minutes, must be contained and disposed of properly. This goes for sewage-saturated drywall, insulation and several other structural materials too. There’s simply too great a health risk involved if any of these materials are dried in place and cleaned only.”
Sewage Removal Professionals
One of the many reasons to call ServiceMaster after this type of damage includes our ability to significantly reduce the chances of contracting illness. Our skilled and experienced technicians use carefully applied, powerful antimicrobial cleaning agents to eliminate unwanted microorganisms. These technicians are also able to make a professional assessment of the ability to clean affected contents.