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 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 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 safe for habitation.
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.
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.
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.
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