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What's Next After Flood Damage to Taunton Hospitals or Clinics? Call SERVPRO!

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can keep your medical facility closed indefinitely. We restored this pediatrics office after a commercial water loss.

Resuming Operations in a Hospital or Clinic with Commercial Flood Damage in the Taunton Area 

Flooding from any of the small creeks and ponds near Taunton affects all types of businesses, including hospitals and clinics. Storms can also cause drifting snow, which later melts, possibly causing additional flooding. Closing the doors to a hospital is often the last resort, as it involves relocating patients and refusing to accept new ones. Rescheduling surgeries or finding a new setting capable of providing adequate space with suitable facilities also imposes an enormous hardship.  

Medical facilities like hospitals in Taunton affected by commercial flood damage need more intensive restoration and mitigation work than other industries. We work with your administration to ensure we follow all pertinent guidelines and necessary procedures after putting precautions in place to protect worker safety. These precautions include a building and life safety evaluation, which also addresses microbial activity.  

Our building department, General Contractor License # CS-108357, helps with a thorough assessment and expert repairs of plumbing and water supply lines and electrical systems. We can help ensure that boil water advisories are current and that the power system no longer runs the risk of power surges that can harm medical equipment. The HVAC system also requires a well-trained and knowledgeable service crew to eliminate hazards from spreading through the air.  

Helping your staff check medical instruments, one-time use testing kits, and other devices protect from unnecessary loss while still protecting patients' health. Just as soiled medical instruments can undermine your patients' care, inaccurate test results can lead to misdiagnoses.  

Eliminating water damaged items immediately after a flood and ensuring instruments receive proper and adequate autoclaving or other sterilization methods are two ways we can help you protect patients. Contaminated water does not need to come into contact with many medical devices to damage them. Increased humidity can cause malfunctions and destroy the delicate chemical balance in testing materials.  

Simultaneous to these mitigation tasks, we have other crew members working on your laundry facilities. Ensuring linens and other necessary textiles in sterile conditions help with the care of any remaining patients until other hospitals can assist with replacements or substitutions.  

Many other areas of a flooded hospital become compromised and require removal and disposal. Some items, such as patient records, might require freezing (lyophilization) or wrapping in plastic and photocopied. Other imaging might also suffice.  

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is always ready to help restore safe conditions within medical facilities in Mansfield and Raynham. Contact us at (508) 824-0200, 24/7, for emergency assistance.

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