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Water Damage And Safety

sewage damage woodbury, sewage damage cleanup woodburyWater damage disaster in Woodbury are never fun but add in sewage to that wet mess and you’ve got yourself a major headache. Water damage disaster can originate from many sources, a leaky roof, flooded basement, or an overflowing washer, the worst is caused by sewage backups and overflowing toilets.

The water involved in a property damage event can be classified into one of three categories:

Category One – Clean Water

Category one water typically comes from a leaking roof, broken water lines, failed water heater or any other uncontaminated sources.

Category Two – Grey Water

Category two water typically comes from washing machines, dishwashers, and water leakage from other appliances.

Category Three – Black Water

Category three water typically comes from unsanitary sources and is the worst type of water damage you can experience. Also known as “black water” category three water originates from sewer lines, septic tanks, and flood waters. Blackwater can be potentially infectious to humans and contain harmful viruses and bacteria.

At ICC Restoration, we highly suggest that you hire a professional to clean up and sanitize any sewage damage disaster in your home or business. Special handling and decontamination processes are required to prevent the spread of disease and infection. Sewage water can contain a plethora of diseases.

Sewage Damage: Potential Diseases

The horrible smell that accompanies a sewage damage disaster is the least of your concerns. This is saying a lot considering how awful that smell can get. There are several contagions that can spread throughout sewage systems. Just to name a small few; Viral Gastroenteritis, Cryptosporidiosis, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, and E. Coli. When exposed to sewage some individuals might exhibit light “flu” like symptoms, like cramping, nausea, fever, and diarrhea. Some individuals can suffer more severe like symptoms, especially infants, young children, elderly, or immunocompromised.

Staying Safe in The Aftermath

If you experience a sewage damage disaster in your Woodbury home or business the safety of you, your loved ones, or your employees should be your number one priority. Let the cleaning and restoration professionals make the cleanup and restoration process their number one priority. Most reputable sewage cleanup companies, like ICC Restoration, will be available 24 hours a day to help in your time of need. A quick response is key when it comes to sewage or any water damage disaster for that matter.

For you to remain safe until help arrives, consider the following:

  • It is highly recommended that you avoid any areas of your home or business with sewage. If this is not possible, we suggest donning rubber gloves, eye protection, rubber boots, breathing masks, and coveralls when entering the area.
  • Avoid contact with materials that have been contaminated by sewage, such as clothing, carpets, furniture, and other personal belongings. Bare skin contact can cause serious infections.
  • Wash your hands immediately if you have touched any contaminated surfaces. Effective hand washing techniques include plenty of soap and 30 seconds of scrubbing. You may want to keep hand sanitizer close by.
  • Refrain from eating, drinking, or using lip cosmetics while you are around sewage. Even chewing gum near sewage-filled areas can be detrimental to your health.
  • We recommend that you always assume that any surface or item touched by sewage has become contaminated.

ICC Restoration is a full-water damage restoration company that can help you safely cleanup and repair any damaged caused by water. Contact our professional team for any water damage disaster situation.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Melisa did such a great job and was so professional and nice. It really helped with the issues I was dealing with. Thanks Again!

- Janell, Waconia

Thank you for everything. You have been more than accommodating to me throughout this nightmare. I couldn’t be more pleased with the final outcome.

- Laura, Woodville, WI

I just can’t thank you enough for making our “water damage ordeal” go away so quickly. Your ability to organize subcontractors and the ICC crews is truly amazing, Mom and I are delighted to be back and settled into our little casa. Your genuine warmth and caring are truly gifts that you bring to your work. You are so appreciated!

- Jane, Stillwater

Thank you for sending Jake to my home. He was the most respectful young man I have ever met. He left my home very clean and he was very knowledgeable.

- Carolyn, White Bear Lake

The project manager did a great job communicating. He was so nice and did a great job checking in with us. Working with ICC was the best part of the flood. The crews really went out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of. The job could not have gone better.

- Nick & Abbie, Chanhassen

I don’t think your company performed work at Derek’s home as there was minimal damage, he called me today and thanked me profusely for referring ICC to him. He was very impressed with the rep that came to his house and the honesty and helpful advice he gave him about clean up and that it may not be in his best interest to file a claim. He is the type of customer that appreciates good service and will remember it and refer others. Thanks again for ICC’s help.

- Kimberley (Insurance Agent)

Thank you for such AMAZING service!

- Barbara (Insurance Agent), Rochester

ICC turned a really bad experience into a good one. We are very happy with all of the work that was done. They did a great job explaining the claims process.

- Linda, Oakdale

The crews were very professional and communicated well. They were great also about cleaning up after themselves. We would use ICC again. The crews were always on top of the process, which allowed the repairs to go smoothly.

- Church Representative, Edina

Erick did an excellent job explaining the process. We thought that everyone was very professional. They explained everything very well and followed through with everything. Communication could not have been better. I am very happy with my services.

- Gary, Osceola, WI

Our project manager was great to work with; he explained things well and answered all of our questions. Our coordinator also did a good job. Working with ICC was easy. Communication was wonderful and the crews were very professional. We would use ICC again in a heartbeat.

- Angie & Fran, Hudson, WI

The lead technician was great and explained things over the phone very well. I was very impressed. The crews were better than expected and very professional. ICC was extremely responsive; I was out of state and was so impressed with how they kept me informed.

- Jim & Cheryl, Victoria

I was very happy with all the crews at ICC. I had great experience and would not hesitate to work with ICC again should the need arise. Everyone there really knows what they are doing.

- Jerry, Cottage Grove

Dealing with the fire was a very upsetting time. ICC was able to get out to my home quickly and really helped reassure me that everything would be fine. ICC worked very well with my insurance company. I could not have been happier with the whole process. I know I asked a ton of questions and Mark was great about answering them all.

- Karen, St. Croix Falls, WI

The crews were always on time for their appointments. Our job went very well. I am so thankful for everyone at ICC and the excellent work they did.

- Michelle, Shoreview

Everyone I dealt with was just great. My project could not have gone better. Everyone at ICC is professional and is excellent at communicating. I would use ICC again and will be recommending them.

- Connie, Edina

The technicians did a fantastic job. Everyone really cared about me and my concerns. They were extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and knew how to make me feel comfortable. ICC was amazing to work with.

- Kevin, Maple Grove

ICC was terrific to work with and I will be recommending them. I had an excellent experience.

- Patricia, Hudson, WI

The technicians were extremely detailed. I immediately felt like I was in great hands. They were also very calming, always on time and communicated well.

- Sally, Excelsior

The technicians were very good at explaining what was going to take place. They answered all of my questions in great detail. Everyone was very sympathetic to my situation and genuinely cared.

- Anita, St. Anthony

Our project manager payed great attention to detail and had excellent customer service. He was very compassionate and really cared about what we were going through. ICC was wonderful to work with. The crews were very professional and thorough.

- Brian & Jill, Woodbury

I was very pleased with the whole process. Everything went so much smoother than I expected. ICC really helped make it easy.

- Jackie, Woodbury

The crews were very professional and communicated very well. They responded very quickly to our phone calls and always made sure we knew what was going on.

- Robert, Maplewood

Thank you for the wonderful inspection findings and THANK YOU for your professionalism. So much appreciated.

- Carol, Burnsville

My project manager did a great job and was really nice to work with. My coordinator did a great job keeping me informed about the process as well. ICC was wonderful to work with; they were all very professional and treated my home well. The quality of the work done was impressive and I would definitely use them again.

- Paul, Maplewood

I was impressed by the short time it took for the clean up crew to make arrangements to meet me even though we were outside of the metro area.

- Karen, Osceola, WI

As the coordinator of facilities and grounds for the State’s fourth largest school district I am involved is a lot of activities and unfortunately some are emergencies in nature. This includes fire, floods, sewer backups and natural disasters. Thankfully this does not happen often but when it does I rely on a restoration company’s specialists who have the knowledge and equipment to quickly clean and restore the affected area of the building or grounds…

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- Mike Schwanke, Coordinator of Facilities and Grounds District 196

Contact Us

Toll-Free: 888-739-4289

451 Commerce Dr., Suite 800,
Woodbury, MN 55125

4481 N Frontage Rd.,
Hwy 14 West Unit 9,
Rochester, MN 55901

MN LIC #BC316232,
WI LIC #1042030

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