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Flood Damage Monroe – Dealing with Contamination
Flooding in homes and businesses after a storm can cause catastrophic damage. Flying debris punctures windows, walls, and roofs allowing rainwater to penetrate the building. Floodwaters can rise quickly, washing over sandbags and through open doors carrying debris and contaminants into your home or business. These events can be very stressful for everyone involved.
SERVPRO has been providing flood damage in the Monroe area since 1999. We understand how important it is to respond quickly to calls for help and mitigate the damage as quickly as possible. One of the first assessments by our technicians is to ensure it is safe to enter the building. We also determine whether the debris and water are contaminated. The response requires quite different approaches to these situations.
Non-Contaminated Rain Water
The initial response includes boarding up any holes and broken windows to prevent additional water from entering the building. We can also remove any debris that may have blown in and assess the overall damage.
Since the rainwater is generally not contaminated, SERVPRO can focus on extracting the water, removing the moisture, and drying the structure as well as the furniture and other items in the building.
Our mitigation and restoration may include large truck-mounted water extractors followed by portable extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers. All items are dried and stored in a staging area on the premises, or at our storage facility.
Contaminated Flood Water
In addition to boarding up entry points, our team must follow IICRC processes to remove and clean contaminated items if possible. Fabrics, carpeting, and drywall typically must be removed and disposed of. Hard surface items can be cleaned and restored. We can maintain a record of all items removed for insurance claim purposes and reviewed with the client at every step in the process.
Many different sources can cause contamination. External sources can cause contamination brought into the building by the floodwaters. Existing asbestos in the building or lead in paints that have been disturbed can also be sources of contamination. SERVPRO can assess the level and type of contamination before preparing the appropriate plan to restore your building and keep you safe.
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