Before beginning the sewage cleanup dallas, protect your eyes, mouth and skin by wearing glasses or goggles and heavy gloves. Purchase or rent a heavy utility wet/dry vacuum to dry the contaminated area as best you can. For vast amounts of water a pump may be necessary.
Before and during this process it is important to discard any items that are not salvage because they likely have been exposed to harmful things like bacteria and viruses. Set aside any belongings that can be laundered and saved or have not been affected. Clothes can likely be laundered but things like stuffed toys, curtains and carpets must be thrown away. These items should be immediately placed into heavy trash bags and disposed of in a safe place outside.
After the initial sewage removal the entire area will need to be washed down again using fresh water and cleaning agents such as bleach and other disinfectants to remove bacteria. Walls and floors should be scrubbed well and dried completely before humans and animals are given permission to reenter the area.
It is best to soak contaminated objects in bleach and water mixture over night to remove bacteria and living viruses.
Immediately take a hot shower-not a bath-after the clean up process is complete. Viruses, bacteria and pesticides will linger on the body and clothes and can easily be spread throughout the house, poses a danger to animals and humans.
Once the clean up process is completed, contact your utility companies regarding turning your utilities back on. It is a good idea to request a sewage cleanup dallas professional to come out and inspect any appliances and make sure it is safe to do so prior to turning them on yourself.
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