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What Guarantees Safety When Managing Flood Damage?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

Flood damage can become hectic quickly, SERVPRO can come in and calm the situation and get your Taunton home back in living order.

SERVPRO Addresses Physical, Chemical, and Biological Risks For Safe Restoration of Flood Damage in Taunton Properties

Flooded properties can be risk havens if precautions are not taken during the renovation process. Such risks can lead to physical injury or exposure to harmful substances. It is also possible to cause additional unintended damages to the property. SERVPRO helps manage safety risks for the safe restoration of Taunton properties.

How does flood damage pose risks to Taunton homeowners?

  • Floodwater deposit chemicals and biohazards in houses
  • Water and mud leave surfaces slick, increasing the risk of sliding
  • The risk of electrocution is high once property floods

Although the most apparent problem during a flooding incident is the rising water that intrudes into different sections of the house, other issues present bigger problems. For instance, the floodwater might contain dissolved chemicals and biohazards. Wading into the water to perform removal procedures might only replace a simple problem with a severe one when someone falls sick.

Our SERVPRO technicians accomplish the desired goal of extracting the contaminated floodwaters while avoiding the risk since we use protective gear such as rubber boots and Tyvek bodysuits. We also use circuit testers to confirm no electric current flowing through the water or wet surfaces, thus eliminating the risk of electrocution.

What is the best way to safeguard against physical injury?

Unlike chemical and biohazards, it is hard to eliminate the risks that lead to physical injuries while restoring flood damage. Our SERVPRO professionals prepare the loss site to minimize the dangers by:

  • Setting up the wet floor and other warning signs
  • Shoveling mud and silt from the floors making the less slippery
  • Securing equipment cables and hoses with tack strips 

Flood loss sites are usually chaotic, with everything spread all over the place. The equipment used to extract water and clean soiled areas can add to the level of clutter. Our crews declutter loss sites before starting restoration processes by setting up a staging area for the equipment and securing any materials that might trip people.

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield can restore your property safely. Call us at (508) 824-0200. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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