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The Sewage Clean Up Process

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Sewage damage. Those are two words that homeowners dread. Not only is sewer damage incredibly smelly, but it can also severely damage your home and your health. Whether it be from a weather event, such as flooding, damage to a septic system, or a backed up sewer, sewage damage can wreak havoc on a home.

Dangers of Sewage Damage

1. Sewage water is riddled with bacteria, fungus, toxins, and parasites that can cause serious health risks.

2. Sewage water can seriously damage the interior of your home. And the longer the putrid water is left to sit, the more extensive the damage becomes, slowly seeping into walls, carpets, and other porous materials.

So if you ever become the unfortunate victim of sewage damage, it is important to hire a reliable, qualified sewage damage restoration company, a company like Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES).

While we excel in sewage extraction, AES is not limited to just removing the sewage from your home or business. We also specialize in the restorative drying process, which sanitizes and deodorizes all contaminated materials using the most advanced drying products and techniques available today. Our sewage extraction and restorative drying specialists are equipped with state-of-the-art moisture detection devices, drying equipment, air-filtration equipment and hospital-grade sanitizers, providing you with the cleanest environment and the best restoration to pre-loss conditions possible. Contact us for sewage remediation services now.

A professional restoration company – like AES – will be able to conduct a quick, efficient, and most importantly, safe sewage cleanup. The process includes the following:

1.Removing the sewage: Professional technicians have the knowledge, experience, and the equipment to do this safely and thoroughly.

2. Disinfect: Your sewage damage restoration professional will use antifungal and antimicrobial solutions. In addition to that, they would also use mildecide.

3. Dehumidifying: If the sewage affected the inside of your home, a dehumidifier and other solutions would be used to make sure the affected areas are properly sanitized.

4. Remove Affected Materials: Your sewage damage technician would have to remove any materials that were affected, such as wood, drywall and carpet.

5. Deodorization: The last step to restoring your home back to its former glory is to remove that overbearing odor.

Hiring a professional restoration company is the only way to ensure your safety and the health of your home.

If you have any questions or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

Our consultative approach and proven methodologies have helped residential and commercial customers throughout Maryland and Washington, DC to resolve even the most difficult environmental problems.

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The Process of Sewage Clean up

 

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Sewage Damage and the Associated Risks

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Water damage, itself, can be damaging enough. But when that water damage comes from sources like backed up sewer pipes, overflowing septic systems, or burst pipes – it is not only harmful to your home, but also your health! Raw sewage contains bacteria and other microorganisms that can cause serious health issues. Even if the water doesn’t appear to be dirty, it can contain up to three million bacteria per teaspoon!

If left untreated, it is possible for the bacteria to be transmitted throughout your home or business by simple contact with clothing or shoes.

Dangers of Sewage Damage

• There are several diseases associated with sewage damage, such as chronic respiratory illnesses, hepatitis, cholera, and much more.

• Parasitic agents found in sewage – such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium – can cause chronic intestinal illnesses in children and adults.

• Bacterial pathogens associated with sewage damage can consist of strains of gram-negative organisms like Campylobacter, Salmonella and E. coli.

• Aside from strains of gram-negative bacteria, gram-negative bacteria also produce endotoxins which occurr at the point of cell’s death and elimination. Endotoxins can manifest in the air through remediation, take for example the cleaning and drying of infected carpets.

• Over 120 variants of viruses can be seen in human feces, urine and sewage damage which can lead their way to sewage. These include: Rotavirus, which causes severe diarrhea in children; Norwalk virus, which causes gastroenteritis; Adenoviruses, which cause of respiratory and eye infections; and more.

For the above reasons, it is important to hire a reliable, qualified sewage damage restoration company, a company like Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES).

While we excel in sewage extraction, AES is not limited to just removing the sewage from your home or business. We also specialize in the restorative drying process, which sanitizes and deodorizes all contaminated materials using the most advanced drying products and techniques available today. Our sewage extraction and restorative drying specialists are equipped with state-of-the-art moisture detection devices, drying equipment, air-filtration equipment and hospital-grade sanitizers, providing you with the cleanest environment and the best restoration to pre-loss conditions possible. Contact us for sewage remediation services now.

If you have any questions or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

Our consultative approach and proven methodologies have helped residential and commercial customers throughout Maryland and Washington, DC to resolve even the most difficult environmental problems.

Make sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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Sewage Damage – The Health Risks it Poses to People

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How Mold Affects Your Home

Friday, February 10th, 2012

You have heard time and time again that mold is bad. You have seen commercials promoting mold remediation services. You have heard radio spots promising fast and speedy mold cleanup. You may have even read one of our previous blog posts. But do you know why mold is bad for your home?

Well, it can negatively affect your home in several ways, including:

Structural Damage: Serious mold outbreaks can eat away at wood and concrete structures, causing serious damage and costing you thousands in home repairs.

Cleanliness: Large amounts of mold can create an unhealthy living situation. Mold has been linked to several health issues including asthma, allergies, rashes, sinus infections, cold/flu, pneumonia, skin infections, and more.

Mold is Just the Beginning: Mold in your home could be a sign of other problems, such as leaky pipes, foundation cracks, or leaking in your attic or basement.

Depreciation of Value: Because of the above situations, mold outbreaks can actually cause your home to depreciate in value.

So, as you can see, mold can be extremely damaging to your home, your health, and your wallet.

If you ever become the unfortunate victim of toxic black mold, entrust your mold removal project to a professional restoration company, like Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES).

AES offers certified mold inspection and removal services to homes and businesses in Maryland and Washington DC.

AES employs a team of highly-trained, experienced professionals ensuring the proper diagnosis and remedy for your specific air quality concern. Using state-of-the-art equipment and following protocols established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we employ the most effective techniques to ensure safe indoor air quality during and after the abatement process.

If you have any questions or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

While everyone is affected differently by mold, people with existing respiratory concerns, such as asthma, are likely to be extremely sensitive to it. To address this common problem safely and effectively, Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) offers certified mold inspection and removal services to homes and businesses in Maryland and DC. Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) hires a third-party industrial hygienist for certified clearance testing.

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How Can Mold Removal Affect My Home’s Value?

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Important Information About Black Mold Information

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

We have mentioned it time and time again. Toxic Black Mold (Stachybotrys) is extremely hazardous to you, your family, and your home. But if you still need some convincing, then take a look at the following situations and how Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) can help.

Health: Serious black mold infestations can lead to health issues in both humans and pets. These issues can range in severity from allergy symptoms and headaches to coughing fits and even bleeding in respiratory passageways.

While everyone is affected differently by mold, people with existing respiratory concerns, such as asthma, are likely to be extremely sensitive to it. To address this common problem safely and effectively, Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) offers certified mold inspection and removal services to homes and businesses in Maryland and DC. Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) hires a third-party industrial hygienist for certified clearance testing.

Home: Black mold can cause some pretty serious structural damage to your home, slowly eating away at building materials like wood, cement, and drywall.

If you find any signs of a mold infestation, it is important that you call a mold inspector as soon as possible. He or she will scour your home and determine if your mold outbreak warrants a professional mold remediation.

AES offers certified mold inspection and removal services to homes and businesses in Maryland and Washington DC and employs a team of highly-trained, experienced professionals ensuring the proper diagnosis and remedy for your specific air quality concern. Using state-of-the-art equipment and following protocols established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we employ the most effective techniques to ensure safe indoor air quality during and after the abatement process.

If you have any questions or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) is a certified inspection, remediation and consulting company with the expertise to help clients quickly and affordably correct indoor air quality issues resulting from mold, water intrusion, fire, sewage, and more. For nearly a decade, our consultative approach and proven methodologies have helped residential and commercial customers throughout Maryland and Washington, DC to resolve even the most difficult environmental problems.

Make sure to check us out on Facebook and  Twitter as well!

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Why is Mold Removal Important?

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