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Seal Beach Home Gets Mold Remediation and Sewer Cleanup from SERVPRO

The Before Photo shows a SERVPRO technician in the midst of working on cleaning up after a sewer backup that affected the walls and ceiling of this Seal Beach property. The SERVPRO tech is marking the wall and ceiling areas that have wicked the contaminated water and will require controlled demolition to remove the building materials. SERVPRO technicians only remove the minimum necessary to lessen the amount of water damage repairs needed in the Seal Beach house.

First Actions During Sewage Cleanup in Seal Beach Homes by SERVPRO

Upon scoping the Seal Beach home, SERVPRO techs determined that the sewage cleanup was not the only issue on the property. SERVPRO techs also found evidence of the need for mold remediation, which indicated that the leaking toilet upstairs had been an unseen issue for some time. Once the area that required both mold remediation and water damage remediation got identified through both visual mold inspections and the use of SERVPRO's array of moisture detection equipment, the technicians began removing the ruined building materials from the Seal Beach home's walls and ceiling.

Safety During Sewage Cleanup with Mold Remediation in Seal Beach

Working safely on all water and mold remediation jobs is what the SERVPRO techs hold essential. The techs wear protective clothing that includes respirators. When working with contaminated water during a sewage cleanup in Seal Beach, airborne droplets can contain harmful bacteria or pathogenic elements. This is just one of the many reasons that respirators get worn even though there is no visible standing water.

Controlled Demo in Seal Beach for Mold Removal and Sewage Cleanup

Once the SERVPRO technicians have completed marking the Seal Beach ceiling and walls with confirmed mold or water damage, the building materials get removed cleanly. Afterward, SERVPRO techs set up drying equipment to ensure that wall cavities and ceiling area get dried completely. Much like the initial inspection, SERVPRO techs do not rely on visuals for ascertaining if a job site is dry. They take air moisture readings in Seal Beach properties to be sure to hit drying goals. Lowering the ambient humidity to under 50% is crucial to create an unsustainable environment for mold growth.

Cleaning and Disinfection Seal Beach Properties After Mold Remediation and Water Damage Restoration

Once the area verifies as dry in the Seal Beach home, SERVPRO techs begin the final step of the water damage restoration. They clean all affected surfaces with their professional-grade cleaning solutions, some of which are registered at the EPA. Common agents chosen for this type of home disaster are biocides and antimicrobial agents to limit the potential for any remaining bacteria or mold growth in the Seal Beach home. On the exposed framework in the After Photo, it is typical for SERVPRO techs to treat the wood with an antimicrobial sealant to inhibit the return of any mold growth on the studs.

Odor Treatments are Sometimes Necessary After Sewage Cleanup in Seal Beach Homes

If there are any lingering odors, SERVPRO techs can perform different odor control types to ensure the home gets left smelling, clean, and fresh without a hint that the room needed cleaning up after a sewer backup.