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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO Is the BioHazard Cleaning Company for Naples

Not all water damage problems in properties need only extraction and drying. As seen in the Before Photo, this public bathroom in Naples had a sewage backup that resulted in the need for professional mitigation from SERVPRO, a biohazard cleaning company that has:

  • Experience in sewage cleanup
  • All types of biohazard remediation
  • Technicians with comprehensive training in the safe handling of biohazard waste products

Determining the Scale of the Biohazard Remediation Needed in Naples Properties

When a sewage backup is an issue in a Naples property, it is crucial to ascertain the spread's extent. This type of water is sometimes referred to as black water and requires careful cleanup due to the number of contaminants present. Initial actions include:

  • Using various types of equipment to track the water migration
  • Removal of ruined building materials
  • Use of biocides as part of the biohazard remediation

SERVPRO Tests the Water During Sewage Cleanup

SERVPRO technicians have professional personal protective equipment to wear during this type of water damage remediation. Harmful elements can exist in the airborne water vapor, so even respirators are part of the gear needed. The technicians commonly treat the water with biocides before the extraction phase of the cleanup to make the water safer to handle. After extraction, the removed water gets disposed of in accordance with the State of Florida and local Naples regulations for biohazard wastewater and solids.

Cleaning Up After a Sewer Backup

Tile flooring in Naples properties can have two primary outcomes after water damage of this type. If the seal on the grout is not intact, seepage under the tile into the subfloor can happen, and this event results in the need to remove the flooring to dry and disinfect the subfloor underneath. Fortunately, the techs found no evidence of this occurring under the floor tiles or the bullnose trim tiles around the edges of the room through the use of their moisture detection equipment and probes.

SERVPRO Service Equals Disinfecting Companies

The techs' professional and EPA-approved cleaning agents are equal to what disinfection companies rely on to sanitize properties. The technicians can test surfaces post-mitigation to ensure no bacteria remain on the floors and counters in the bathroom and re-clean as needed.

The After Photo shows the results of successful sewage cleanup in the Naples bathroom without a visible trace of the previous filth that coated the floor around the drain. The mitigation that cannot be seen in the photo is the odor control measures necessary—cleaning up after a sewage backup entails using various methods of odor control depending on the level needed. For minor odors, the sanitizing and cleaning of the surfaces is often enough to get rid of any residual scents left behind by the water damage event. However, in cases where the odors get embedded in the room, the technicians have specific equipment such as thermal foggers that deliver a heated solvent that neutralizes any remaining odors left within the worksite.