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Our Technicians Explain The Importance Of Sanitization In Your Fort Myers Home After A Flood

7/18/2020 (Permalink)

Why Sanitization Is Vital After Flood Damage In Your Fort Myers Home

Handling water damage to your home caused by storms or heavy rain can be dangerous and difficult. There are things you need to do to stay safe and start getting your life back to normal after a flooding incident, including listening to news reports for advisories. You should also avoid walking in floodwater for it may be electrically charged from downed or underground power lines.

It is advisable to return to your house only if the authorities indicate it is safe to do so. After flood damage to your Fort Myers residence, removing the water, sanitizing the structure and contents, and drying the affected areas is a priority. Cleaning surfaces and disinfecting them is a major undertaking that should be done properly to prevent further damage to your property. The professionals at SERVPRO can assist you to clean and disinfect your house to return it to its preloss state and prevent health effects.

Floodwater may contain raw sewage, silt, oil or chemicals, and that’s why proper cleanup methods that require disinfection are crucial. Floodwater can cause major issues with porous materials like upholstered furniture, carpets, textiles, and clothing. Microbes can grow in items soaked in contaminated water in as little as twenty-four hours. Our skilled professionals are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification and can use the proper procedures to prevent microbial growth. Microbes can enter your body and cause health effects if you breathe or swallow them or if they enter through your skin.

To control the spread of microbes, it is vital to extract water and remove moisture from the area. We can remove and dispose of the porous items submerged in water, including wet carpets. Our crews can use pumps to remove standing water and equipment like moisture meters to identify the amount of moisture present in a house and its contents. We also use air moving and dehumidifying equipment to dry a house.

We can use antibacterial, disinfectant, or antimicrobial treatments to clean your house. Apart from cleaning the structure of your home, our crew can clean the restorable belongings that water has damaged like furniture and clothing. Flooding also usually calls for professional odor removal and deodorization services because damp materials have a bad scent. Our odor control technician (OCT) can use different equipment to remove unpleasant odors from your home, including:

• Industrial grade air scrubbers

• Thermal foggers

• Hydroxyl generators

• Ozone machines

Our SERVPRO crews offer prompt restoration services while following a quality assurance system to deliver a great customer experience.

After a flood damage event, you need prompt, professional help. SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda can assist you to remove the black water and sanitize your home. Contact us at (941) 575-5910. We can deal with the damage to make it seem, “Like it never even happened.”

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