Keeping Your Family Safe in a Flood Damage Situation in Raleigh
SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Your Flood Damage to Keep You and Your Family Impervious to Floodwaters
Floodwaters present various risks such as injuries, hazards, and diseases to the residents of Raleigh. Furthermore, they can lead to immeasurable damage to your property, belongings, and the environment at large. In the end, you may end up spending tons of money on repairs and maintenance.
Dramatic climate changes can put you at risk of flooding and, consequently, flood damage in Raleigh. When this happens, safety should be your main priority. Once everyone is safe and out of danger, SERVPRO can come in and proceed with the restoration process. Our IICRC-approved technicians are highly experienced and highly skilled, using state-of-the-art equipment when responding to an emergency.
In most flood damage situations, the floodwater is usually contaminated. Any floodwater can contain dangerous bacteria that could be harmful to your health - from sewers and drains in urban areas to animal wastes in rural areas. If possible, always wear protection (such as Wellington boots) when entering the floodwater and keep your hands out of the water.
SERVPRO flood damage restoration technicians can disinfect any item that has been in contact with the floodwater, and then discard the ones that cannot be properly cleaned. Hand sanitizing gel or wet wipes can work as a temporary cleaning solution before we arrive. Any food that has been contaminated by the floodwater should be disposed of, including fresh produce from the refrigerator or freezer.
Flood damage normally comes hand in hand with bad odors and dampness, which may take SERVPRO several months to eliminate from your home. Generally, steer away from floodwater that is moving or is above 4 inches (10 cm) from the flood. Fast moving water can unbalance and knock you off your feet. Considering that water levels may change drastically anytime, you need to position yourself in a place where you can escape to safety when the levels rise. Indeed, floodwater can hide numerous physical hazards such as open manholes, raised drain covers, sharp items like metal or glass, and other trip hazards.
Storms and floods are unexpected, but when they come knocking, you can trust SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest to restore any flood damage they may bring about. Our services are available 24/7, every day of the week. Call us today at (919) 790-1222.
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