Sewer Clean-Up & Removal Company In Phoenix
Sewage Spills & Leaks
Cleaning up a sewage spill is not a do-it-yourself project. Raw sewage contains numerous airborne and bloodborne pathogens that can negatively affect health, essentially classifying it as a bio-cleaning task.
This means that a spill or leak needs to be remedied immediately and that personal protective equipment is required when cleaning up the spill.
Our sewage cleanup and removal services in Phoenix technicians are IICRC certified in Applied Microbial Remediation and can safely provide proper handling and removal of the contaminated water.
To ensure a property that has been subjected to sewage is once again
inhabitable, HRS emergency sewer service in Phoenix begins by extracting the water and solid waste.
When the water is removed, the contaminated area is sanitized and any mobile property that is salvageable receives our content restoration services. We then thoroughly dry the area using industrial air movers and dehumidifiers, while using commercial-grade air scrubbers with HEPA filters to clean the air.
If any mold is present, our mold remediation specialists will eradicate the mold, ensuring the property is again safe for habitation.
Why Choose HRS Disaster Restoration?
As the leaders in sewage cleaning services in Phoenix, the team at HRS is ready to help when you suffer a sewer emergency in your home or business.
Stopping the source of the sewer leak is the first important step in remediating your sewage damage. Next, the removal of solid waste and water begins to allow our certified sewer backup cleanup technicians to assess the damage and determine how to prepare your property for restoration.
After water removal, the area is cleaned, dried, and disinfected. Any salvageable property is taken off-site by our restoration team and is cleaned and repaired before being returned to you.
The entire process is aimed at bringing your property back to a state where it is safe and healthy for people to live and work in it without fear of illness related to sewage exposure.
When you discover a sewage emergency on your property, it is essential that you reach out for professional help as quickly as possible to clean up the area and limit the dangerous effects of exposure to toxins that may be present in the waste and water that has permeated your space.
Sewage Cleanup Process
The sewage cleanup procedures used by our professional certified sewer cleaning technicians includes several steps. Each step is designed to ensure that the breach is stopped and the health and safety of those who live and work in your space are protected.
The first step in the process is stopping the breach if it is still active, then removing water and waste that is in the affected area.
During this step, technicians use professional-grade equipment and protective clothing to avoid toxins that can be released in the air and water after a sewage emergency.
Next, the areas affected are cleaned and disinfected. Any salvageable property is taken to our restoration professionals for repair and cleaning, before returning it to you.
When talking about bacteria present in the different water categories, some companies refer to “Gram positive” and “Gram negative” bacteria. It essentially refers to the construction of the bacteria’s cell walls. “Gram” is a reference to Hans Christian Gram – the scientist who developed the staining method to differentiate the two types of bacteria. An example of a Gram positive bacteria is Staphylococcus; an example of a Gram negative bacteria is Neisseria meningitidis which causes bacterial meningitis. Both Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria can be found in sewage water.
An air scrubber moves air through progressively smaller filters to clean or “scrub” the air. The model HRS uses contains a HEPA filter cleaning the air of anything 0.3 microns or greater. We use an air scrubber on any job involving demolition, mold, asbestos, or negatively pressurized containment. When used in a sealed and contained area to remove contaminated air, an air scrubber is referred to as a negative air machine.
Sewage Cleanup FAQs
A sewage emergency is not only an extremely stressful event, but it can also lead to many questions relating to how quickly you can return your property to its pre-sewer breach state and how you can avoid the worst of the health-related concerns.
Understanding the problem, and working with certified sewer backup cleaning professionals to clean up the affected area leads to the most positive results after a sewer breach.
Can You Get Sick From Sewage Backup?
Yes, in some cases you can become sick after a sewer emergency if the damage is not immediately remediated.
Sewage backup releases contaminants into the air along with physical contaminants like solid waste.
Inhaling the vapors emitted by raw sewage can lead to an illness called gastroenteritis, which is commonly associated with fever, vomiting, cramping, and potentially death if left untreated.
The severe illnesses that can be caused by a breach make a quick response to sewage water cleanup essential.
How Dirty Is Sewage Water?
Yes, the water that comes onto a property after a sewer leak or breakage can be extremely dirty and toxic.
It can contain toxins from solid waste. The bacteria in human waste, such as E. coli, can infect the water and cause disease.
What Diseases Can You Catch From Sewage?
There are several serious diseases that can come from exposure to raw sewage and the water that comes with a sewer breach.
Some can be severe, while others may be less harmful. Because of the high incidence of severe illness, however, it is recommended that you acquire help from a professional sewage cleanup service immediately after discovering a breach.
Illnesses can include Campylobacteriosis (diarrhea), Cryptosporidiosis (similar symptoms to severe stomach flu), Encephalitis (can cause tremors, coma, and paralysis), Hepatitis A, and Giardiasis.
What Are The Side Effects Of Breathing In Sewer Gas?
Those exposed to sewer gas can experience fatigue, headaches, nausea or vomiting, dizziness or lightheadedness, as well as poor memory and concentration.
What To Do If I Smell Sewer Gas In My House?
If you smell sewer gas in your home, you might first try to locate where the leak is coming from.
After you’ve located the source of the leak, it is essential that you immediately contact service professionals like those at HRS to determine if you’ve had a sewer breakage.
What Are Gram Positive & Gram-Negative Bacteria?
When talking about bacteria present in the different water categories, many refer to “Gram-positive” and “Gram-negative” bacteria.
The distinction refers to the construction of the cell walls found in the bacteria in sewage wastewater.
“Gram” is a reference to Hans Christian Gram – the scientist who developed the staining method to differentiate between the two types of bacteria.
An example of a Gram-positive bacteria is Staphylococcus; an example of a Gram-negative bacteria is Neisseria meningitidis, which causes bacterial meningitis.
Both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria can be found in sewage water.
How Does An Air Scrubber Work?
An air scrubber is one of the professional-grade cleaning tools used by HRS’s certified technicians when they work to clean and sanitize your home after a sewer emergency.
When used in a sealed and contained area to remove contaminated air, an air scrubber is referred to as a negative air machine.
This machine moves air through progressively smaller filters to clean or “scrub” the air. The model HRS uses contains a HEPA filter that cleans the air of anything 0.3 microns or larger.
We use an air scrubber on any job involving demolition, mold, asbestos, or negatively pressurized containment.
Call Us Today To Get Started!
A sewer emergency is an issue that a homeowner should not try to mitigate themselves.
Because of the high incidence of illness related to exposure to sewage, removing the water and solid waste, cleaning and disinfecting the area affected by the exposure are all essential steps that must happen immediately after the discovery of the issue.
At HRS, our team of certified cleanup technicians is ready to help. Using professional-grade tools and technology, we identify where the leak is coming from and clean and disinfect the affected areas to bring them back to a safe and healthy condition.
Contact us as soon as you discover a sewage breach, and our team will partner with you and your insurance company to help mitigate the issue fast.
HRS Disaster Restoration Services – Phoenix
When disaster strikes, HRS’s 24 hour restoration services are here for your emergency cleaning and professional restoration needs. In addition to water extraction and water damage restoration, HRS offers the following emergency restoration services:
Fire Damage & Restoration
A fire can be the most traumatic and devastating experience a home or business owner ever faces. In a best case scenario, it can cause minor smoke damage; in a worst case scenario, it can obliterate an entire structure. HRS will help you navigate these stressful circumstances and bring your property back to a safely inhabitable state.
The fire damage restoration professionals at HRS are available 24 hours a day! By carefully following our proven procedures, we ensure your property is brought back to the safe, comfortable space that existed before the fire damage and smoke damage. This begins with a property inspection to assess the level of structural damage and content damage. We will report our findings to you and answer any questions you may have so you are fully informed and understand what results can be reasonably expected.
In simple terms, returning your home or business to its pre-fire state consists of three general elements: structural damage restoration, content restoration and/or removal, smoke mitigation, and odor mitigation. Making sure your property is structurally sound is a priority. If there are stability issues, our professional restoration team can provide full construction services to rectify the situation. We will also remove any of your belongings that have been burned beyond repair, including items containing synthetic materials. Any items that are salvageable will be repaired and returned both to minimize cost to the home or business owner as well as to help lessen the anxiety of loss; unsafe items will be disposed of. Finally, our disaster clean-up team will remove all smoke residue, including the pervasive odor. Our IICRC certified Odor Control Technicians will use odor removal techniques include thermal fogging, high-level ozone deodorization, and hydroxyl deodorization.
Mold Inspection, Testing, & Remediation
No homeowner or business owner wants to hear that they have mold. Mold spreads quickly and can cause severe respiratory problems, especially in infants, children, the elderly, and those with health issues. Depending on the extent of the mold, a property can even be declared uninhabitable due to the threat it poses to the health of the occupants.
Mold occurs in damp areas and is often caused by water damage or flooding. Mold can also be the result of a current water leak or improper water leak clean-up from a previous issue. Mold can be present in carpet, wall interiors, floorboards, and ceilings, as well as easily spotted locations. HRS’s experts will determine the source of the mold, remove all traces of the mold, and repair or replace the damaged structures, ensuring the issue that caused the mold is remediated.
Due to the possible toxicity of the mold in your home or business, it’s important to have mold removal handled by professionals. Our Phoenix mold remediation specialists are IICRC certified in Applied Microbial Remediation, ensuring all aspects of the mold abatement are handled safely.
Trauma clean-up and bio-cleaning is not a subject people give much thought to until they need the service. When dealing with a crime scene at your home or business, or with the aftermath of a fatality, the emotional toll can be overwhelming. HRS professionals can help ease the burden of the situation by eliminating all trace of the death or incident. This includes removing unsafe items and substances such as blood, other bodily fluids, and filth, all of which can contain biological hazards. Sanitizing a trauma situation involves eradicating microscopic particulates such as bacteria and viruses to ensure a clean and healthy space. HRS Disaster Restoration follows IIRC s540 standards, providing the highest industry standard of trauma and crime scene clean-up. Our highly trained technicians will decontaminate your property, working in coordination with fire departments and police to help you through this process as efficiently and quickly as possible.
Our bio-cleaning professionals also specialize in remediating hoarding situations. Hoarding can be dangerous because it can put those in the vicinity at risk of fire, poor sanitation, and even structural issues in their home or commercial property in extreme cases.
Asbestos is commonly found in older buildings, both residential and. It can be found in numerous construction materials, including concrete, asphalt, roof shingles, pipes, siding, wall board, floor tiles, joint compounds, adhesive, and insulation. The US banned the use of asbestos in the manufacturing of most materials in 1978, which is why we assume properties constructed before 1980 could have asbestos present. However, it’s important to note that in our increasingly global marketplace, many building materials are imported from abroad, and not all countries have the same stringent guidelines as the US. Because of this, it is possible to come across asbestos in newer structures, especially commercial buildings.
The hazardous nature of asbestos abatement calls for professional remediation to ensure safe removal and disposal. HRS will extract all asbestos from your property to bring it back to a safely inhabitable space. Once the asbestos remediation is complete, our restoration team can rebuild the affected areas.
Reconstruction & Restoration
Handling a home or commercial property’s disaster situation requires both mitigating the issue and rebuilding the affected areas of the property. Once the emergency has been taken care of—whether it’s water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, trauma clean-up/bio-cleaning, or asbestos abatement—the property will need to be restored. This could include structural repairs, drywall, plumbing, electrical, and/or landscape replacement … just to name a few. As a fully licensed general contractor, we can provide these services to homeowners as well as commercial properties. Our work ranges from basic repairs to complex, multi-faceted projects.
Our reconstruction efforts extend to your belongings affected by the disaster. Our content restoration program will repair any salvageable items including furniture, clothing, and electronics.
Dealing with a disaster situation at a commercial property type requires an additional skill set. Unlike a residence, commercial buildings have employees and, often, patrons that are affected by an incident such as a water event or smoke damage. HRS will provide the necessary remediation services efficiently and discretely. Regardless of when the damage occurs—during business hours or in the middle of the night—HRS is available to remedy the situation. Water damage … storm damage … mold remediation … fire/smoke mitigation … HRS’s professional technicians are ready to bring your property back to its pre-disaster state.
Even well-maintained properties can experience the need for emergency restoration services. Whether you manage or own a hospital, school, apartment complex, office building, hotel, church, or retail establishment, HRS can handle your situation and our IICRC technicians can give you the peace of mind that your property will be professionally repaired.
Our general contracting services include preconstruction services, value engineering, subcontractor solicitation and management, quality and cost control, change order management, safety plan and inspection, documentation management, status reports and record keeping, and project close out.
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