How Floodwaters Bring Contaminants into Your Pottsville Home
Contamination and Hazards Occurring in Flooded Pottsville Homes
While flooding can often be very traumatic for Pottsville homeowners, many do not understand the full measure of hazard or risk associated with this emergency. With water pouring in through openings of your home without a full working knowledge of where this water has come from, this disaster could welcome contamination and biohazards into the property that threaten those exposed. Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals have the personal protective equipment to safely clean up these potential hazards throughout the mitigation and restoration processes necessary to return your home to preloss condition.
Without knowing the path that floodwaters take to reach your Pottsville home, it cannot get said definitively that flood damages are not potentially hazardous for even our trained professionals to overcome. Our SERVPRO flood restoration team has advanced training regarding safety and personal protective equipment that can help us to clean up contaminated areas and remove hazardous debris and items from your property that have gotten carried in with the flood.
Assessment of the damage is a critical stage both for determining the full scope of the water damage to the property, but also in determining the levels of the potential hazard that could exist both structurally and with the flood water and residues left behind. With our mitigation tactics, our SERVPRO technicians can quickly extract floodwater from the affected areas of your home and get to work on debris removal and demolition required in light of both contamination and heavy saturation that ruins construction materials like drywall.
Disinfection of beams, studs, and other primary structural elements is critical if these portions of your home’s construction can get preserved after a flood. We have solutions and detergents that can clean these materials, and even an antimicrobial spray that can help to prevent these surfaces from becoming inhabitable by mold spores looking for a home in the moist environment to colonize.
Flooding is rarely as direct as restoring water damages, but our SERVPRO of Pottsville rapid response team has the training and equipment to help with whatever the condition of your property is. Give our professionals a call anytime at (570) 622-8991.
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