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Safety Concerns with Flood Damage to East Lynn Basements

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

basement equipment Having an issue with flood damage in your East Lynn home. Call SERVPRO for the help you need.

Cleaning Flood Damage with Safety Hazards

Despite being a fast responder to emergencies, careful considerations must be made into the kind of environment SERVPRO professionals are entering when restoring flood-damaged basements in East Lynn. Some of the safety concerns for our professionals can include: 

  • Structural weakness
  • Shock hazards
  • Infestation
  • Contamination and 
  • Standing water

Damage to the House

Structural flood damage can be among the most destructive and compromising. The infiltration point for floodwater is one of these vulnerabilities, but excessive water exposure can also cause other building materials to collapse or sag. 

Shock Hazards

Pooling water is an excellent conductor of electricity. In your finished basement, there are likely many outlets connected to the main power supply of the residence. Until the power is severed, SERVPRO professionals must often consider the likelihood of shock hazards. 

The Possibility of Contamination

Contamination is also one of the pressing hazards in your flooded basement. Intruding water must get treated as a biohazard, making porous materials and contents in the damage path unsalvageable in most cases. We work quickly to get items out of harm's way and protect building materials through containment measures however possible. We use powerful disinfection cleaners and sanitizing agents to overcome bacterial and microbial threats. 

Pooling Water and Mold Effects

Standing water is also a concern for restoration professionals, especially when considering debris and infestations that could result. Only certain extraction tools, including trash pumps and truck-mounted extractors, can be used when solids are in the standing water. Secondary effects like mold growth are likely without quickly resolving water removal needs. 

After this disaster, several safety hazards from flood damage exist in your home's basement. Even if the water flow is stopped, our professionals must overcome several pressing concerns to help make it "Like it never even happened." Give our SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield team a call today at (781) 593-6663.

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