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How do I clean sewage contaminated items?

Frequently Asked Questions

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    How to clean up sewage-contaminated goods and sewage spills inside the home:

    • When cleaning up a spill or handling contaminated materials, wear protective clothing such as rubber boots and waterproof gloves.
    • All linens and apparel should be washed in hot water or dry cleaned professionally.
    • Mattresses, carpeting, wall coverings, and upholstered furniture should all be discarded if they can’t be properly cleaned in hot water or dry cleaned. Assume that anything that has come into contact with sewage is tainted.
    • Soap and water should be used to clean walls, hard-surfaced floors, and other household surfaces. Then disinfect with a ¼ cup bleach solution in one gallon of water. Once the cleanup is complete, dry out any things that have been harmed to prevent mold growth.

    Warning: Toxic fumes will occur if ammonia cleaners are used with bleach. Do not mix them!

    • Food that has come into contact with floodwater or sewage should not be eaten.

    To avoid illness, adopt correct cleaning and disinfecting methods if you have goods affected by floodwaters or sewage spills. Biological agents such as bacteria, viruses, fungus, and parasites can cause significant sickness and even death when ingested in raw sewage.

    In any case that you might need the help of a professional water damage restoration company to deal with sewage clean-up, contact CPR24 Restoration Services at (416) 551-8287.