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The Risks of Standing Flood Water in Jefferson Homes

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech, in PPE, cleaning flood damaged room We know and understand all concerns with your flood damage in Jefferson.

SERVPRO Wants to Help You Understand the Risks of Your Jefferson Flood Damage

Flooding can become a very traumatic experience quickly for Jefferson homeowners. Ideally, property owners would seek to secure the expertise and fast response of trained disaster relief specialists to help address this invading water and any structural concerns that might also exist. With a substantial push for DIY projects, many owners are looking to overcome these obstacles independently without completely understanding the potential risks involved. 

Our SERVPRO professionals have extensive training to combat flood damage in Jefferson homes through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the American Bio Recovery Association (ABRA.) Both firms offer extensive training and coursework to technicians looking to become valuable assets in the industry's restoration and recovery niches. 

As you might expect, safety is a top concern for our SERVPRO team when we approach the recovery of a flood damage situation in area homes. Likewise, even if you do not intend to utilize our expertise and experience in these matters, we want to ensure that residents in our service region handle these disasters smartly and safely. We carefully assess risks and work to overcome these hazardous conditions within their limitations and abilities. Here are some risks that exist with standing water on your property: 

  • Water pouring through openings can allow rodents, snakes, and harmful insects to enter. Do not get into the floodwater without extensive protection. 
  • Flooding can overflow sanitary sewers to present biohazardous contamination for your entire household exposed to the water. 
  • Standing water can substantially weaken flooring, sag ceilings, and deteriorate supports. Tread carefully even after this water has gotten extracted. 

Standing water presents significant risks to the safety of homeowners and even our certified and experienced SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater technicians. It is critical to understand these threats and how to avoid them to keep yourself and your family safe throughout the restoration and recovery efforts. Give our professionals a call to help at (973) 810-2825.

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