As they say, @#$! happens. Lake Tahoe's premier environmental and hygiene testing company provides years of experience to ultimately identify the extent of bacterial contamination and develop a work plan for appropriate removal and cleaning. Accidental sewage back-ups are usually caused by a blockage of the sewer lines. Sewer back-ups are termed a Category 3 water loss (ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Restoration) and may contain a variety of bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Category 3 water losses require professional evaluation and cleaning to address these dangerous situations.
Generally, surface samples are collected for analysis to determine the level and presence of various sewage-marker bacteria. In large losses or confined spaces, the sewage backflow can create hazardous levels of sewer gases, such as methane and hydrogen sulfide.
Hygiene inspections are conducted and/or signed off by a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), the most prestigious credentials in the industrial hygiene industry. The credentials, experience separate us from our competition and provide our customers with a non-biased service. Call us today to schedule an inspection; 775.298.2679