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Remediation After The Storm

1/4/2019 (Permalink)

This home was affected by storm damage.

Severe storms, Overflowing rivers, Coastal flooding, Tornadoes, and Hurricanes Sandy, Katrina, Irma, ad nauseum. These days it seems as if the news is always carrying some story or another about our unpredictable weather and its disastrous after-effects. Whether or not climate change is the root cause of all these natural disasters, is debatable. However, what is not debatable are the astonishing costs that these bad weather incidents wreak on the US economy.

Safety First!

Whether the levee breaks or a storm surge inundates our customer’s house or office, flooding can quickly overwhelm the best maintained water purification and sewage disposal systems, which often results in garbage, assorted waste even toxic waste sites, and stored chemicals that end up finding their way onto your client’s property. While it’s true that the majority of most floods do not cause serious outbreaks of infectious disease or chemical poisonings, they can trigger sickness in those who come in contact with contaminated floodwaters probably you and Our workers. For instance, floodwater often contains infectious organisms, including intestinal bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A Virus, and agents of typhoid, paratyphoid and tetanus, so it is very important That you contact SERVPRO Of McAllen Immediately so that service can be started in your home or business as soon as possible.

Before Starting Clean-Up

Here are a few Tips before beginning actual Clean-Up.

  • Open all doors and windows when you are working and leave as many open as is safe when you leave.
  • Open inside doors, especially closets and interior rooms, to let air flow to all areas. Take doors off their hinges if you need to.
  • Open kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanity doors; remove drawers, wipe them clean, and stack them to dry.
  • If, and only if, your electrical is safe to use, use fans and dehumidifiers to remove any moisture.

Once Remediation (clean-Up) Has Begun

Here is where we come to save the day no job is too big or too difficult for us here at SERVPRO, we have seen it all.! Once our SERVPRO employees have begun clean up, The most important thing that we do first for your health and safety is DESINFECT! We gather any important documents that have been affected by the storm damage and get them back into their condition "like it never even happened"! after we have taken out and re boxed all important documents we clean up everything and anything from your home from upholstery to textiles as well! We have a variety of disinfecting sprays and products that are very affective that act as both an insecticide and fungicide. We take time to treat all affected areas because here at SERVPRO of McAllen, your health and well being is important to us.

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