Sewage Cleanup in Plainfield, Indiana

Restorex Disaster Restoration is a locally owned professional water damage restoration company that specializes in sewage cleanups and water mitigation services.

We provide all our emergency services and cleanup services to property owners in Plainfield Indiana.

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If you need a professional restoration company to help with sewage water damage in Fishers Indiana give us a call (317) 315-5071.

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Sewage Cleanup Process

When we are helping customers experiencing a sewage loss in a basement or flooded crawl space, we always go through the same restoration and cleanup process. Mitigating and remediating sewage damage can be an overwhelming and expensive process if you have never experienced it before.

Our highly trained water restoration team has the knowledge and experience to help in any circumstance and we always communicate upfront the procedures and our recommendations so our customers can make informed decisions.

The sewage cleanup process is a 7-step process:

Fix the Plumbing

The first part of the cleanup process is to fix the cause of the sewage damage. We always recommend the plumbing be repaired before we begin our services. It is best to hire a local licensed plumber to help you with a repair. Restorex works with many local plumbers in Fishers Indiana.

If you need a referral to a professional and reliable plumber in Plainfield give us a call (317) 315-5071.

Sewage Damage Inspection and Assessment

The initial sewage damage inspection is required to determine the procedures required for the cleanup and to help a property owner decide if they need to place an insurance claim for the professional cleanup services. Restorex will inspect a property first before starting the remediation, to make sure that the property owner has time to make an informed decision and for our team to determine the best course of action for the cleanup.

During the inspection, we will want to know what caused the sewage to spill into the property. Normally it is because of a broken drain pipe or a backed-up drain. Once we know the source of the Category 3 water, we can advise our customers on insurance coverage and the cost of the cleanup services.

Sewage Water Removal

Removing sewage water can be a difficult process depending on the source of the water and the number of contaminated solids in the water. Sewage water is called, Category 3 Water, in the restoration industry and is deemed to be grossly contaminated. Therefore category 3 water needs to be treated with care. The water needs to be properly removed and disposed of according to local laws and guidelines.

Restorex uses a trailer-mounted vacuum to remove sewage water and a large storage tank to hold the water until a professional sanitation company can properly dispose of it. Depending on the amount of water in the property or the location of the water in the property, we will use different portable vacuums and pumps. If the water damage is on the second story or a basement we will most likely use a portable vacuum. If the category 3 water damage is in a crawl space we will always use our trailer mounted vacuum system.

Contaminated Material Removal

After the bulk sewage water and solids have been removed, the porous building materials that were affected need to be removed. These materials include carpet, carpet pad, drywall, baseboards, laminate flooring, cabinets, vanities, wood wall paneling, or any other porous material that the water contact.

These porous building materials are not able to be properly cleaned and disinfected, which is why they need to be removed. All these materials will be removed by our mitigation team and placed in large 6 mil plastic bags for disposal.

Surface Disinfection

Once the porous building materials have been removed, and the supporting structure has been exposed, our team will disinfect the areas of the structure that were affected. This normally includes concrete slabs, tile floors, wood studs, or OSB subfloors. If the OSB subfloors have been heavily affected, it may need to be removed and replaced.

The product we most often use to disinfect a Category 3 water loss is Benefect. It is a plant-based disinfectant that is produced using Thyme Oil. Benefect is marketed as a botanical disinfectant and it surpasses the Environmental Protection Agency’s requirements for broad-spectrum hospital disinfectants. It is a very good product to use to disinfect homes and businesses contaminated with the sewage water.

Drying the Structure

When the structure has been properly cleaned and disinfected, it needs to be properly dried. Most of the time, pieces of the wood framing will get wet and if the wood is not dried back to its original moisture content, the property will be at risk for secondary damage such as mold growth and rot.

The dry out will normally last between 3 to 5 days depending on the severity of the water damage, and our team will use our water damage drying equipment, which is a variety of fans, dehumidifiers, and heaters. The structural drying is an important step in the sewage cleanup process.

Restoring the Property to Pre-Loss Conditions

After the drying is complete and the property has been cleaned and disinfected, we can begin the water damage repairs. Returning the property to pre-loss conditions means to replace the materials that were removed with “like kind and like quality”. This is more so if a customer has placed an insurance claim to cover the cost of the restoration.

The insurance company will pay for the like-kind of materials to be replaced in the property. When we are working with an insurance company to restore a property, we reassure our customer’s that the only out-of-pocket expense will be their insurance deductible. The remaining costs will be covered in the insurance claim.

Sewage Cleanup Services are completed in 4 phases:

  1. Remove Standing Sewage Water
  2. Remove Contaminated Building Materials and Contents
  3. Clean and Disinfect the Structure
  4. Drying the Structure

Phase 1: Remove Standing Sewage Water

Phase 1 is to remove any standing sewage water from the property. Sewage water removal requires special attention because it needs to be disposed of properly.

Phase 2: Remove Contaminated Building Materials and Contents

Phase 2 is to remove the contaminated building materials that cannot be cleaned and disinfected. This includes removing carpet, carpet pad, drywall, laminate flooring, tile, vanities, cabinets, insulation, furniture, and contents. Anything that is porous and has been affected by Category 3 water will be removed.

Phase 3: Clean and Disinfect the Structure

During Phase 3, our team will clean and disinfect the remaining building structure. We use several products to clean and disinfect but the main product we use is called Benefect. It is a hospital-grade disinfectant that is very safe and highly effective. When the structure has been properly cleaned and disinfected, we will dry the structure back to its original moisture content.

Phase 4: Drying the Structure

The final phase of the sewage cleanup process is to dry the structure. We will use water damage drying equipment to remove the remaining water from the property. The water damage drying equipment includes a combination of air movers, dehumidifiers, and heaters. We also use HEPA air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators to purify the air during the dry out.

Common causes of Sewage Water Damage in Plainfield, IN

Common causes of sewage damage in Plainfield Indiana include:

  • Sewer and Storm Water Backup
  • Broken drainpipe from a shower or bathtub
  • Drain backup from a clogged drain
  • Toilet overflowing
  • Tree roots causing a sewer pipe clog
  • Dishwasher drain line backup
  • Washing machine failure or drain line backup
  • Water Softener backup or failure

These issues are not the only ways sewage damage can occur, but they are very common. If you need help with a sewage flood cleanup or water damage insurance claim give Restorex Disaster Restoration a call (317) 315-5071.

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