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Does My Middleton Home Need Decontamination After A Flood?

7/26/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in the kitchen “Like it never even happened.”

If Your Middleton Home Is Hit by Storm Damage and Flooding SERVPRO’s Trained Biohazard Recovery Team Can Handle the Cleanup

Middleton is subject to flash flooding and other storm problems that can put homes at risk. One of the concerns with flooding from storm waters is "black water." Blackwater is contaminated water and needs special treatment.

Why is Black Water a Health Risk?

When any business or home in Middleton experiences flood damage from storms, black or dirty, water is a serious concern. Flash flood waters flow down city streets, over lands, and into homes. The water carries anything in its path, including dirt, debris, chemical, fertilizers, sewage, and things like bacteria. Once the flooding has stopped, the standing water left inside a home can quickly become a breeding ground for bacteria and other microorganisms.

How Do You Handle the Cleanup?

SERVPRO has Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified technicians who are trained to deal with biohazard situations such as black water. They also have the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Bio-Recovery Association (ABRA) certification. They will use the proper PPE equipment when cleaning up and provide the sanitization and disinfecting required. One of the products we use is SERVPROXIDE. It is:

    •    A proprietary hospital-grade disinfectant registered with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
    •    A stabilized chlorine dioxide-based antimicrobial
    •    Has the EPA's lowest toxicity rating
    •    Fragrant free

Flash flooding is nothing to take lightly. The contaminants that come into your home with storm damage can be deadly to you and your family. Ensure your home is safe from all the nasties that can cause health issues by contacting SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain at (860) 826-5169. We are licensed and bonded. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

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