Center City Philadelphia
With rain fall reaching record numbers this summer, aging sewer systems across our Delaware Valley region are having a hard time handling all the extra water. The extra rain is creating a strain that can cause some of the sewer systems to back up into both residential and commercial buildings.
Video of a Sewage loss cleanup at Center City Philadelphia Condo
The 3 Most common causes for sewage back up are:
• Solids or debris build up in the pipe including fat, oil, grease, dirt, hair, bones, paper towels, kitty litter, diapers, broken dishware, garbage, and concrete.
• Tree root infiltration plugging the wastewater flow.
• Structural defects in pipes consisting of significant sags in the service line caused by flooding, cracks, holes, misaligned pipe, offset and open joints, and collapsing pipes
Doing the work . . .
Once the sewer system has backed up into homes and buildings, the sewage creates a severe biohazard health risk that needs immediate attention to protect residents and employees from illness. But, cleaning up after a sewage loss is a different kind of emergency situation than cleaning up after a burst water heater or washing machine supply hose failure – and needs special attention from the experts to handle it the right way. Full hazmat protection is necessary to protect the workers from disease causing bacteria contained in the sewage. This includes the full complement of personal protective gear like ventilating masks, neoprene gloves, and Tyvek suits with water proof boots.
PuroClean Emergency Recovery Services technicians removed over a ton of debris from this basement after the sewage was extracted. Then everything – ceiling, walls, floor – was sanitized by pressure washing with an anti-microbial solution, and the water was extracted a second time. Then, we set them up to dry to prevent the growth of harmful mold.
And now it’s done!
The property managers of this center city Philadelphia condominium were lucky they contacted us. With the knowledge, the experience, and the right equipment, we were able to complete this massive sewage loss clean up job in just four days – protecting the residents and business owners who lived and worked upstairs.
So, for large or small sewage losses in the greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region, you can count on PuroClean Emergency Recovery Services 877-750-7876 to be at your service – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’ll get you clean, dry and sanitized as quickly as possible to prevent illness and reduce the danger from contamination.