Septic tank system professionals who manage septic tank systems, repair septic tank systems and pump septic tank systems are routinely exposed to wastewater which contains disease causing constituents such as bacteria and viruses.
When septic system professionals are working on a septic tank system, it’s impossible to readily identify what potential disease causing constituents are active in the septic tanks wastewater, and this includes Covid-19. Public health professionals haven’t come to a consensus regarding Covid-19 and it’s rate or survival and transmission via wastewater; and specifically the rate of survival in a septic tank. However, traces of Covid-19 have been found present in the feces of some patients who have tested positive for Covid-19. Unfortunately , healthcare and public health professionals are ambiguous regarding the amount of virus that is shed from the body via bowel movements or if the virus is infectious in stool once it leaves the body.
To ensure our employees are remain safe when pumping septic tanks, each person most wear;
– Googles to protect their eyes from splashes
– Protective face mask
– Soil proof gloves
All of our trucks are stocked with hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, soap, bleach, heavy duty disposable hand towels and rubber boots.