DETROIT, MI – September 23, 2021 – Damaging summer floods left several Detroit residents with sewage filled basements. Randcom Inc. was contracted by the Detroit Water and Sewage Department (DWSD) for FEMA flood relief efforts.
Randcom’s sent out their mobile cleaning unit to clean and sanitize basements. “It was rewarding to help those most in need.” said Connor Murphy, operations manager speaking for the Livonia based company. “Many of the residents we assisted were senior citizens.” The five-step plan prioritized residents with a city poverty tax exemption who are either over 65, disabled and/or in a household with children 10 and under.
Sludge stained walls marked the water level in several homes cleaned. The CDC warns that sewage and wastewater contain bacteria, fungus, parasites, and viruses that can cause intestinal, lung, and other infections. The project started on August 13, 2021. Most homes took the mobile unit team a day to sanitize. Where damage was extensive, crews took as much as two days. Randcom finished FEMA flood assigned homes this month by September 14.
Randcom has over 30 years experience in building services. The company is third party certified by Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ,The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), and the Association for Healthcare Environment (AHE). “Our goal for Detroit residents is simple. We want to keep people safe from the sewage,” said Murphy, “We’re helping provide a clean and disinfected environment.”