Our Technicians Have The Protective Equipment Ready To Handle Your Fort Walton Beach Flood Damage
Infectious Waste Removal after Flood Damage in your Fort Walton Beach Property
Floodwaters can bring infectious waste into your home, creating a Biohazardous situation. Microscopic pathogens are invisible to the naked eye but can make you sick after even small amounts of exposure. Typically, infectious waste comes from raw sewage as well as sewer gases that may carry viruses like typhoid, polio, hepatitis, or tetanus. The importance of steering clear of floodwaters that have entered the home is essential.
Contacting a professional restorer for flood damage in your Fort Walton Beach home is crucial to returning your property to a sanitary living environment. Our technicians are provided with personal protective equipment that allows them to enter a flooded property without risking their health or safety. An initial inspection, known as a scoping procedure, allows a SERVPRO technician to ascertain the type of equipment that can be brought into the affected area to reduce standing water levels and prepare for restoration services.
Contaminated flood damage waters require storage and cannot be disposed of in the same way that clean water can. After pumping out the standing water from your property, SERVPRO can store it safely until it can be safely disposed of in a specialized biohazardous waste facility. In most situations, solid wastes need to be sealed in protective bags to avoid the chances of cross-contamination. Due to the highly infectious nature of blackwater emergencies, the initial steps involve preparing the site for further restoration.
Disinfecting the affected area thoroughly, including the planned demolition of sections of drywall is necessary to re-establish a clean zone. Box fans may be placed overnight to remove pungent odors from floodwater or disinfectants while the drying process is underway. A SERVPRO technician can inspect the site again to ensure conditions have been returned to the sanitary state, before beginning work on reconstruction and replacement of removed contents and materials.
Infectious waste poses a serious health risk. Contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 if you suspect contaminated floodwaters in your property.
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