Overview of Sewage Decontamination Service

  1. Mitigation, recovery and responsible disposal for contaminated property:
  • Hazardous waste removal, photos taken and inventory list recorded.
  • Affected carpet and underlay is cut-out and removed.
  • Entire area pressure washed, decontaminated and deodorised.
  • Install air scrubber to filter internal air.
  • Affected area dried before re-use. This includes building structure where skirting boards may need to be removed and disposed.
  1. Detailed Insurance Industry reporting and invoicing is standard for MCS.
  2. Efficient and effective recovery process guaranteeing workmanship and 
    quality end result.
  3. Minimise business interruption.
  4. Third party testing and assessment of affected area is recommended (e.g. take swabs of affected area for 3rd party analysis of faecal choliforms).

MCS is a “recovery and decontamination specialist” allowing us to respond with speed in your time of need. In the absence of an existing Australian Standard, MCS has developed our own standard of compliance when attending a sewage contaminated site. MCS provides a professional service and has developed a thorough, methodical approach which is critical in ensuring total decontamination. MCS has the experience, procedures and resources necessary to deal with the variety of sewerage jobs encountered.

Health risks

Sewage contains billions of micro-organisms that facilitate the degradation process but also contain ones that can initiate infectious, allergic or toxic diseases.

Pathogens that can be found in sewage are Gram-negative bacteria which can include: E. coli, Pseudomonas, Salmonella and Shigella. Sewage can also contain Viruses such as Hepatitis A & B, Rotavirus, Adenovirus and G.I. Viruses. There are more than 120 different viruses excreted in human faeces and urine. Depending on the type of viruses, transmission occurs through hand to mouth (faecal-oral) contact. There are hundreds of parasites that may be present including Guardia and Cryptosporidium that can cause chronic and severe intestinal disease in both adults and children. It takes very small amounts of these parasites to result in illness.

Always assume that floodwater is contaminated with sewage. Immediate clean up is essential to reduce the risk of infection and/or mould growth.

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