Archive for Sewage Remediation

Hurricane Flood Damage Cleanup: Performing it Safely | 2019 Season

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Major flood damage cleanup after a hurricane disaster is certainly a daunting assignment to take on. The relief efforts can be overwhelming, both physically and emotionally.

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Sewage Remediation Suggestions for Effective Cleaning

Recently, IET worked on several projects where sewage remediation contractors had difficulty achieving a sufficient level of cleanliness or sanitation to pass a “clearance” test. This would apply to contamination associated with a sewage backflow or other IICRC Category 3 “black water” event.  These projects are, by their very nature, challenging.  This article attempts to provide some sewage remediation suggestions for more effective and efficient project completion, addressing the areas where IET has often observed remediators having difficulty accomplishing.    Read more

Sewage Testing Methods after Remediation for Fecal Contamination

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Sewage Testing of Presence/Absence (P/A) for Indicator Organisms vs. ATP Measurement

Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET) uses two sewage testing methods for contamination in Post-Remediation Verification inspections. The goal is to determine whether remediation has been successful and the areas tested have been returned to a sanitary condition:

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Sewage Contamination and Remediation Limitations, Complexities and Conflicts

A sewage backflow into a home is a serious problem.  Depending on volume and other factors, it may create severe sewage contamination in the indoor environment with potentially extreme health risks.  Sewage contamination has the potential to be much more unsafe than even the most severely mold contaminated environment.  Yet many homeowners and property managers are not aware of these facts and often underestimate the potential health and safety risks.  This brief article on sewage contamination is intended to help address this disparity between perception and reality.

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