Do I Need to Replace my Contents after a Flood?
SERVPRO Are Experts at Cost-Efficient Contents Restoration For Vineyards Residents with Storm Flood Damage
Is floodwater contaminated? Experts classify flooding that comes from adverse weather conditions in Vineyards as a blackwater emergency. Blackwater can contain pathogens, raw sewage, or viruses and is dangerous to your health. Many homeowners experience anxiety over their contents during a flood, but you should avoid wading into standing water at all costs. SERVPRO technicians have qualifications in materials restoration that includes document recovery, mitigation of wet electronics, and flood recovery. By contacting a professional technician, you give your home the best chance of returning to its preloss condition.
How can I remove floodwaters from my home?
The quickest way to remove flood damage in your Vineyards home is to reduce the standing water level through pumping. It is not uncommon for storm floods to contain solid waste, which can contain debris, grime, or silt. Our technicians usually use self-priming trash pumps for flood recovery operations because of their ability to pass solid wastes. Pumping equipment relies on having appropriate lift volume and capacity to suck water from your home and into an open sewer point. When flooding affects the wastewater system, our technicians can attach the pump exhaust to a truck-mounted storage tank, capable of removing over 100 gallons of water at a time.
How do you restore wet contents?
- Thoroughly clean the affected materials using mechanical washing machines or ultrasonic immersion cleaning
- Dry the materials using dehumidification and temperature
- Perform acute cleaning of flood damaged items before returning them to the restored structure
Blackwater poses a threat to your health and should be treated by a qualified restorer to ensure that your property returns to a sanitary condition after flooding. Contact SERVPRO of East Naples at (239) 352-8300.
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