Sewage Cleanup & Removal Company In Denver
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.
Why Choose HRS Restoration Services?
When you suffer a sewer emergency in your home or business, the team at HRS is ready to help.
As the leaders in sewage cleaning services in Denver, we know that stopping the source of the sewer leak is the most important step in remediating your sewage damage.
The removal of solid waste and sewage water cleanup begins as soon as our technicians arrive. First, our certified team will assess the damage and then 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.
Bringing your property back to a state where it is safe and healthy for people to live and work without fear of illness related to sewage exposure is our highest priority.
It is essential that you reach out for professional sewage cleaning services as quickly as possible when you discover a sewage emergency on your property to 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
Each sewage cleanup procedure used by our professional certified sewer cleaning technicians 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.
Stopping the breach (if it is still active) is the first step in our sewer cleanup procedure, followed by removing water and waste that remains in the affected area.
Our certified technicians use professional-grade equipment and protective clothing to avoid toxins that can be released in the air and water after a sewage emergency.
The areas affected are then 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 can lead to many questions relating to how quickly you can return your property to its pre-sewer damaged condition and how you can avoid the worst of the health-related concerns.
Working with certified sewer backup cleaning professionals, like those at HRS in Denver, leads to the most positive results after a sewer breach.
Can You Get Sick From Sewage Backup?
In short — yes, you and your family can become sick after a sewage backup if the damage is not immediately remediated.
Toxic contaminants enter the air and physical contaminants like solid waste pollute the ground when a sewage backup happens. These can lead to illness if not cleaned and disinfected.
A severe illness called gastroenteritis can be caused by a sewage backup makes a quick response to sewage water cleanup essential. It comes from inhaling the vapors emitted by raw sewage and is commonly associated with fever, vomiting, cramping, and potentially death if left untreated.
How Dirty Is Sewage Water?
Water that comes onto a property after a sewer leak or breakage can contain toxins from solid waste.
It is likely to be extremely dirty and toxic with bacteria like E. coli that is commonly found in human waste.
What Diseases Can You Catch From Sewage?
Exposure to raw sewage and the water that comes with a sewer breach can lead to serious diseases for those exposed.
Some illnesses that result from exposure can be mild, with others more severe.
Illnesses can include Campylobacteriosis (diarrhea), Cryptosporidiosis (similar symptoms to severe stomach flu), Encephalitis (can cause tremors, coma, and paralysis), Hepatitis A, and Giardiasis.
Because of the high incidence of severe illness in people exposed to a sewage backup, it is highly recommended that you seek help from a professional sewage cleanup service like HRS Restoration Services immediately after discovering a breach.
We are proud to serve Denver and we are available 24 hours, like Denver-based HRS Restoration Services, immediately after discovering a breach.
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, try to find the source of the leak. However, it is absolutely vital that you immediately contact an emergency sewer service like HRS Restoration Services if you’ve had a sewer breakage.
What Are Gram Positive & Gram-Negative Bacteria?
Both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria can be found in sewage water.
“Gram” is a reference to Hans Christian Gram – the scientist who developed the staining method to differentiate between the two types of bacteria.
The distinction refers to the construction of the cell walls found in the bacteria in sewage wastewater.
An example of a Gram-positive bacteria is Staphylococcus; an example of a Gram-negative bacteria is Neisseria meningitidis, which causes bacterial meningitis.
How Does An Air Scrubber Work?
An air scrubber is a machine that 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.
Air scrubbers are just 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.
Our sewer cleaning Denver technicians use air scrubbers 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 and 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 sewage cleanup and removal services experts in Denver is ready to help.
Using professional-grade tools and technology, our Denver sewer backup cleanup team identifies 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 Restoration Services – Denver
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.