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Sewer Damage Cleanup: How to Get Your Home Clean After a Sewer Overflow

Sewer backup and overflow can cause significant damage to your property. It can also lead to unhealthy living conditions. Sewage is full of bacteria, and coming into contact with the contaminated water can cause serious health issues. Because of this, it’s important to clean up the damage right away. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. It can take a home weeks to dry out, particularly if the overflow occurred in an enclosed area. However, if the area isn’t cleaned properly, mildew and mold can remain long after the overflow. Step 1 Start by throwing away any materials that have come into contact with the water. Be sure to wear the appropriate gear before you touch your things. It can be frustrating to throw out clothes and furniture, but sewer overflow is dangerous, and it’s unlikely that any of your goods can be salvaged. Step 2 Your next step will be to clean and disinfect the area. 1/4 a cup of bleach mixed with one gallon of water will make for a powerful and effective cleaning solution. If fabric was lightly damaged, you may want to clean it with an ammonia product instead. If the damage is extensive, you may need to hire professionals like Action 1 Restoration for sewage cleanup and sanitizing. The sewage could have leaked into your walls and been soaked up by your insulation. This can cause you to experience a number of health issues if it goes addressed for an extended period of time. Only handle things yourself if the damage was minor. In many cases the sewage backup can be considered a biohazard due to the contaminants that come from a sewer problem. When it comes to sewer damage, you need to be willing to bring in professionals if necessary. The risk is simply too high; and the cost is too great. Hiring professionals can be a strain on your budget, but you have to make your health a priority.

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Why Choose Action 1 Restoration For Biohazard Cleanup

Get The Best Services Available To Help You With Biohazards Restoration When fire destroys your belongings or water washes memories away, you need someone to clean up that damage. Not any contractor from your local Google search can handle such a job. It takes experience and expertise to handle fire, water & biohazard damage both at home and at work. The Action 1 Restoration contractors are certified and licensed environmental damage repair specialists. We have been in this business a long time and we have seen everything from complete home floods, sewage damages to asbestos and crime scenes. Our team offers 24/7 emergency services because we know that we have the knowledge to get there and get started restoring your home or business immediately. Unlike other companies in the industry, Action 1 Restoration works alongside your insurance providers to ensure that you are properly taken care of. We know how stressful this type of emergency situation can be and it is our promise to shoulder as much of that burden as possible. Working with your insurance provider to give you a best in class restoration is just one of many ways we are here to help you. It doesn’t matter if it is fire or smoke damage, minor to extreme water damage, or even storm damage, our team has the skills to repair your life. Don’t take our word for it. We are here to serve you and your needs. Visit our website, www.action1restoration.net, where we provide tips and tricks to get started with restoration yourself. Again, we work for you, not the other way around. We are willing to give away industry knowledge for free, to show that we are just like you. Our team at Action 1 Restoration are homeowners with insurance ourselves. Don’t believe us? Check out our famous, or infamous, Ultimate DIY Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration Guide. You read that right, we are walking you through doing it yourself. How is it we stay in business year after year when we give the secrets away? We work hard to earn your trust by hiding nothing from you, the decision maker. At the same time, many of these types of restoration services are very large projects and require expert training. Feel free to contact us and ask us anything you want to know about how we do things at Action 1 Restoration, we would love to hear from you. Do you need asbestos removed or your home has become a crime scene over night? Action 1 restoration is certified to handle each of these cases on a professional and courteous, yet sensitive, level. Your business need not worry about what we are doing leaking out. Remember, our job is to make things easier on you. If you want to see our exact methods for restoration and cleanup for each scenario listed above, please visit services section of our website. Action 1 Restoration is there for your home or business 24/7. We are there for you, because […]

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Sewage Backup Cleanup and Treatment

Sewage Backups and Overflows Can Be Considered A Biohazard Sewage backups can be a distressing, frustrating and unhygienic problem. If a septic tank or sewer system starts backing up into your plumbing then the first thing that you will notice is a bad smell and after that you may notice that your own plumbing drains slowly, or that the sewage backs up into your sinks. This is a sign of a serious problem and can also lead into a biohazard situation. Sewage can contain a lot of biological hazards – not just kitchen waste but also urine, feces and other biological waste, as well as items that have been flushed down the toilet or thrown down drains. There have even been incidents noted of sharp needles being disposed of in the sewer system. These are not items that an untrained person should be handling. At Action 1 Restoration we are specialists in handling biohazard restoration and disposal. We handle everything from medical waste and crime scenes to sewage backup cleanup & restoration. Our team of experts will respond quickly to your call, sanitize the area and identify the cause of the problem. After clearing up the visible sewage and treating any bad odors they will test the area to make sure that all contaminants are truly gotten rid of. Action 1 Restoration can handle septic tank overflows and sewer system flooding caused by anything from local sewer problems to flooding or other natural disasters. We will respond to call outs any time of the day or night, and will dispose of contaminated soft furnishings and attempt to sanitize and restore any furnishings and other possessions that are salvageable. Check out some of our services here to learn more. Do not take chances with the health of yourself and your family by trying to sanitize an area that has been contaminated by sewage by yourself. You have no idea what is in the sewage and if you do not have the correct personal protective equipment you could be opening yourself up to the risk of developing a serious infection. In addition, even if you are lucky and mange to clean up the sewage problem without falling ill, if you do not identify the cause of the sewage issue and completely clean up the area, you could find that you end up with more problems in the future, such as repeated sewer issues, or damp, mold and mildew. Contact Action 1 Restoration to deal with sewage or other biohazard problems in your home or commercial property.

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Let Action 1 Restoration Handle your Hoarding Cleanup and Restoration

How Hoarding Can Make Your Home Unlivable Cleaning a house is one thing, but walking into a hoarding situation is an entirely different story. There are more things to worry about, for example, the emotional attachment to all of the items in question. Hoarded items can consist of anything from old newspapers to items collected from thrift stores. No matter what it is, it can add up quickly, and over the years it can lead to an unsanitary, unlivable situation. This situation may have affected you in many different ways, but the most common issue is the embarrassment that comes with hoarding. By hiring Action 1 however, you will find that you are dealing with a great team that harbors no judgment for the situation that you find yourself in. What has been done, has been done, and now what you need are options for getting rid of the mess that you have managed to compile. It is important to determine what items you can live without, and which ones you absolutely need to get rid of. There is, however, much more to the process than simply getting rid of your hoarded items. You know as well as anyone else that while you could simply load those items into a dumpster, there is a strong chance that your home would begin to accumulate the same items within a few months. From things that you were ‘going to fix up’, to appliances that you don’t even need. Before you can address the problem in full you will need to learn various skills, such as: Clutter Prevention How to Treat the Root Issue While those may take some time, you will be glad to know that w will not only take care of your clutter, we will be able to deal with any damage that has resulted from the hoarding. Water damage, as well as direct structural damage can be addressed with our services. There will be no judgment here — only the hoarding cleanup and restoration you need to clear out the clutter and begin living a normal life once more. Now would be a great time to take a look at our services and get on top of the issue before it consumes your life further. We understand that these things do not simply happen overnight. There is always a story, and there is always a reason; let the Action 1 Restoration hoarding cleanup team help assist you with cleaning, sanitizing and restoring your home.

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Crime Scene Cleanup Done Right

Why Choose Action 1 Restoration for crime scene cleanups? Crime scene cleanup is a delicate task no matter how you look at it. It is bad enough that blood was spilled at that location. Individuals having the professional skills, as well as the human skills, to handle crime scene cleanup of that nature are hard to come by. Professional Crime Scene Cleaning Services The Action 1 Restoration team is trained in all aspects of biohazard and crime scene cleanup. It doesn’t matter if it is commercial or residential, we are able to provide all manner of services to help get your life back on track as easily as possible. We are here to help you through what must be a difficult time. After all, no one expects their residence to become a crime scene. We understand the delicate trauma that situations like these can cause. It is because of our professional dedication to service in these uneasy times that we have developed a methodology to handle these situations with professionalism and sensitivity. Action 1 Restoration is completely open with those who would seek our assistance with any restoration project. We spell out, explicitly, our own methods for dealing with biohazard and crime scene cleanups. Oftentimes it is difficult to discuss crime scene cleanup due to the sensitive nature of what needs to be done to the site to make it safe again. Regardless, Action 1 Restoration is available 24/7 to assist. If you were to call us about a crime scene cleanup situation, this is exactly what we would do. We developed the Crime and Trauma Scene Decontamination system based on our experiences in the field working with individuals hurt by tragedy. All CTS Decon teams wear federally approved personal protective equipment (PPE, think HAZMAT suits.)   One Of The First Steps in Cleaning A Crime Scene First we would need to survey the site to gather an understanding of what sorts of hazards we would be dealing with. Blood is one thing that requires a certain method and a certain skill set while fecal matter requires another still. After gathering an understanding of the situation, we would begin removing all dangerous materials, as well as dangerous rugs and furniture and such, for proper disposal. This almost always means incineration. It is the only way to be truly sure you and yours are safe in the event of a biohazard scenario. That which is left would then be inspected and either decontaminated off-site or sanitized depending on the situation. We do run biological tests to come as close as possible to positive that items and objects are left or returned in the safest possible condition. It goes without saying that we will of course handle an odors that arising before, during, or after our inspection. Our job is to help shoulder some of the burden during this difficult time. Crime scene cleanup is an unfortunate, but necessary, requirement in today’s world. Let Action 1 Restoration be there for you when […]

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The Best Asbestos Detection and Removal Services

Action 1 Restoration Environmental Asbestos Services Asbestos is the single most dangerous material that has ever been used in buildings in modern times. Asbestos is a fire retardant and for several decades it was used in ceiling tiles, wall tiles and your home insulation, under the mistaken impression that it was making buildings safer. Asbestos fibers are highly toxic and can cause mesothelioma if they are inhaled. While asbestos is no longer legal for use in buildings, many older buildings still contain tiles or insulation that is made from this material. Living or working in a building that contains asbestos may be dangerous, but it is far more dangerous to attempt to remove the asbestos based materials yourself. Disturbing the material will kick up dust and release loose fibers – inhaling those fibers could cause serious lung damage.   Action 1 Restoration Experience in Asbestos Services At Action 1 Restoration we have the experience, tools and personal protective equipment required to safely remove asbestos from both commercial and residential buildings, and to restore the buildings to a usable state. Our team will wear respirators while working, and seal off the area that is being treated, so that it is in a negative air pressure state. This will prevent the asbestos fibers from escaping into the atmosphere. Once the materials have been collected, any excess fibers will be vacuumed up using a highly specialist, filtered vacuum cleaner.   Asbestos must be disposed of properly If you are planning to renovate your home but you are not sure whether there is any asbestos present, it is a good idea to contact an asbestos detection and removal expert. Older properties that have not been renovated for a long time may contain asbestos, and it is a good idea to double check this before you start drilling or knocking down walls. While asbestos is sitting there un-disturbed it is unlikely to do significant damage, but as soon as it is broken, cut or drilled into the risk increases exponentially. You owe it to the health of yourself, your family, friends or employees to make sure that the environments that they are spending time in are as safe as possible. Even if the asbestos test comes back all clear, at least you will have peace of mind. Check out our Asbestos detection and removal services at Action 1 Restoration’s Biohazard Services page.

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Sewage Damage Clean Up And Restoration Tips

Restoration & Clean Up Tips For Sewer Problems Whenever you have flooding at your home, it can create a sizable mess. Water from rain storms can wash in a significant amount of debris which can require the help of a professional cleanup crew. However, if you have a sewer backup, which causes the sewage to flow through your house, seeping into your floorboards, and even into your basement, it is imperative that you get a sewage cleanup and restoration company to come out to your home to resolve this issue right away. Let’s look at how to prevent sewage backups, and also how to find a sewage damage cleanup and restoration company can help you get your house back to normal if something like this occurs. Common Sewer Problems The first thing that you might notice before a major problem occurs is that your drain is extremely slow-moving. It can get backed up very easily, only running water for a few seconds, or perhaps when you flush your toilet, it takes quite a bit of time for the toilet to flush. If you have a basement, bathtub, shower or sinks, it is possible that this waste water can back up into these areas. It’s even worse when the weather gets colder, making it more difficult for particulate matter to go through the clogged drain. If you notice any of these problems, it’s imperative that you have a plumber come out before the inevitable happens. How To Prevent The Problem These problems can be averted by bringing out a professional team that can specifically resolve these issues. They will address problems that you are having which are related to sewage backups and resolve these problems before things get out of hand. As mentioned before, cold weather can become problematic, leading to frozen pipes which can be fixed by clearing the blockage right away. They may also check out your drainage pipes, listen for boiler noises if you have one in the basement, things that are all symptoms of a potential sewage backup. Finding A Reputable Sewage Damage Cleanup Company If you are not able to have this preventative maintenance done by a local plumber in your area, if you are sewage does backup, you will need to find a professional service to cleanup after the aftermath. Although it is a good idea to find these companies prior to these occurrences, you can still find them relatively fast. The Internet has many companies that have listings for companies that provide this type of service, all of which will have a website and contact information. Which Sewage Cleanup And Restoration Company Should You Use? You will want to use a business that has been providing this type of service for many years, and that also offers 24-hour emergency services. By having their phone number handy, in your home, and on your cell phone, you can get their help right away when disaster strikes. You can find these companies online, in the Yellow Pages, […]

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