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What Hazards Should Buffalo Grove Property Owners Be Aware of After Flood Damage?

9/18/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded living room and kitchen with furniture floating around If flood damage occurs in your home, call SERVPRO immediately. Our professional technicians will make it “Like it never even happened.”

Buffalo Grove Homeowners Get Prompt Service and Safe Floodwater Remediation From SERVPRO

Contaminants of all types are a common part of floodwater entering a Buffalo Grove property. Some of the most frequently encountered are: 

  • Pesticides
  • Sewage
  • Biohazards including bacteria and pathogenic elements

SERVPRO arrives quickly, usually within four hours, to remediate flood damage in Buffalo Grove properties; that is why the technicians are available 24/7.  The technicians' safety equipment onto the job site makes a difference in handling this type of water cleanup job safely. The setup includes aprons, gloves, respirators, and professional biocides, and antifungal cleaning agents.

There are multiple dangers within a structure with flood and storm damage. Damaged roofing can lead to leaks that cause sagging ceilings or hanging sheetrock from walls. Either of these scenarios has the potential to cause injury. SERVPRO technicians know how to remove and work around these situations through both their experience and training. If a damaged roof or window allows further water into the property, the techs will make temporary repairs to halt any other water damage. Less than an inch of floodwater within a structure has the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damages to a home as the water migrates under flooring, soaks into carpeting, and wicks into walls. In most cases, anything the floodwater saturates needs to be removed and disposed of as a biohazard.

Some contaminants can be suspended in airborne water vapor. To stop the potential for any spread, SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians cover vents and can also set up a negative air machine to create negative air pressure inside the contained area. This application makes it difficult for contaminated air to escape except through the tubing porting air outside the structure. 

SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich at (847) 279-1940 stands ready to help Jacksonville homeowners with all sizes and types of flood damage to their homes.

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