We clean and repair properties with extensive water damage. Our Certified local technicians will assist in the cleanup and restoration process of your home or business. For over twenty years we have provided immediate local response for water damage disasters. We have specialized equipment including desiccant humidifiers, water extraction pumps, TES Drying system, Injectidry drying equipment to cleanup and repair properties from water and flood damage disasters. We specialize in cleaning flooded properties from storm damage, broken pipes, sewage and flooding.
- Water Removal
- Sewage Removal
- Mold Removal
- Mud Removal
- Carpet Removal
- Flood Clean Up
- Sewage Clean Up
- Wet Carpet Drying
- Wood Floor Drying
- Wet Ceiling Drying
- Wet Wall Drying
- Basement Drying
- Crawl Space Drying
- Water Damage Repair
Flood Related Problems
Flood waters and water damage will pose special problems for people with existing lung disease and may increase the likelihood of the development of lung disease. Water damage from rains will pose risks to the public well outside of the floodwater area.
Standing water remaining from any flood is a breeding ground for microorganisms. Bacteria, viruses, and mold can become airborne and be inhaled, putting people at risk for lung disease. With sewage and toxins in the water, floodwaters will likely exacerbate the growth of microorganisms. Even when the flooding is due to a fairly clean source, such as rain water, the growth of these microorganisms can cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.
The greatest health risk for the general public may come from water-borne microorganisms and toxins. However, even after the water recedes, the contaminants, bacteria, viruses and mold left behind pose a risk to those with preexisting lung disease. Exposure to these microorganisms and toxins may increase the risk of developing lung disease. In addition, the time spent in large group housing may increase the risk of spread of infectious diseases, such as influenza, pneumonia, and tuberculosis.
After the flood or water damage, cleaning up is imperative. Materials which can be cleaned must be cleaned thoroughly. Materials which cannot be cleaned or are damaged beyond use must be discarded. Areas with this high level humidity and moist materials provide an ideal environment for the growth of microorganisms, which could result in continued or additional health hazards such as allergic reactions. Coming into contact with air or water that contains these microorganisms can make a person sick.
Long-term high levels of humidity can foster growth of dust mites, which can cause asthma and trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks. Although the clean up process can take a long time, it is necessary to protect health. These are tasks that must be done:
- Stop the water intrusions first.
- Identify and protect vulnerable populations, which include children, the elderly and anyone with chronic diseases or a suppressed immune system.
- Identify the extent of the contamination. Be sure to trace the pathways of the water to find where damage has spread.
- Plan and carry out the clean up. The clean up plan should include these steps:
- Contain the damaged materials and furnishings and protect workers and occupants from exposure to them.
- Clean and dry out materials that can be completely dried.
- Remove damaged materials that cannot be completely dried, including any materials that cannot be thoroughly cleaned and dried in 24 to 48 hours.
- Evaluate whether the space has been successfully cleaned.
- Repair and reconstruct the spaces to prevent or limit the possibility of recurrence.
Air cleaning devices can help remove some indoor air pollution, but won’t solve the problems alone. Cleaning up the water, the contaminants, and the damaged furnishings and material are essential steps and nothing can substitute for them. Avoid using air cleaning devices that emit ozone. Ozone has not been found to clean indoor air, including mold problems. Ozone can harm lung health, especially for children, the elderly, and people with asthma and chronic lung diseases.
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