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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Procedures for Flood Damage Restoration in Edgewater

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

Cloud to ground lightning against night sky; trees in background Floodwater contains contaminants, but SERVPRO has the tools and training to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Can Help you with Flood Restoration in Edgewater

If water enters your house from the ground up after a storm, the problems can be much worse than you realize. When it floods outside your home, the soil underneath your house can get saturated, causing water to move upward. Muddy water is most likely contaminated with harmful microbes, which we treat as a sewage backup. Sewage water or dirty moisture coming from the ground are classified as schedule three water damage scenarios requiring specialized restoration methods.

Our SERVPRO technicians follow procedures set out by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) program to restore flood damage in Edgewater. When dealing with contaminants in black water, we put safety first by equipping our crew with the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). We then eliminate any potential safety hazards from the work area.

As soon as we enter the affected regions of your home, we can begin spraying an EPA-registered disinfectant on everything that contacted the black water. Next, we set up a containment chamber around the affected part of your structure so that contaminants do not spread to previously untouched areas.

If your floor gets wet by the contaminated water, your carpets and pads must be removed and replaced. If your structural components got affected, we could pressure wash them and disinfect the surfaces. Next, we can clean and dry any interior wall surfaces that got contaminated.

However, many other problems can exist when muddy water comes into your house from the ground. When a disaster occurs, it is prudent to call in our SERVPRO) team because we can help you with the following services:

  • Water Extraction
  • Black Mold Inspections
  • Applied Structural Drying (ASD)
  • Structural Deodorization

Any time you have moisture seep into your home from the ground after a storm, call SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024.

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