CMS Restoration got a call about sewage backing up in a homeowner’s utility closet, making the house smell awful. They sent their water mitigation crew to see the scope of the damage and to see what had to be done. Upon inspection they found that the utility room was in the middle of the basement, between a living room and a bedroom. The sewage spread a quarter way into both rooms. We set down our scrubber to help clean the air. We sprayed a bio chemical that helps break down the enzymes of the sewage, to help keep everything from spreading further.
Sewage water has a lot of hazardous contaminants, whatever material they touch usually get tossed unless it is plastic or wood that has not started warping. We treat the plastic and wood with our bio chemical, wiping them down until it is clean. The carpet and drywall are always torn up when affected by sewage water. There is no sure way to make sure all the contaminants are cleaned and out. We ripped out the affected carpet and padding underneath. We spray the bio chemicals on the concrete after we tore up the carpet and pad.
In the state of Colorado, if we plan to do more than 32 square foot of drywall demo, it has to be tested for asbestos. We called Symtek Consulting Inc, a company that we work with often to test for mold and asbestos. They came and took samples and unfortunately got the results of some samples coming back asbestos containing. We work with Paramount Environmental to do the abatement all the time. Once they finish and rip out the drywall for us, our water mitigation portion is done. Out of precaution, we will spray our Bio chemical once more, making sure everything is clean and smells good.