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SERVPRO Helps Haddon Heights Homeowners Address Flood Damage Conveniently

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

Flood in a house with furniture floating SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees has the right resources to handle any flooding incident, “Like it never even happened.”

How does storm flooding differ from regular water damage in Haddon Heights?

If you have never deal with flooding from a storm, you may expect it to be the same as handling a common water leak since both involve significant amounts of water. However, a flooding situation presents more challenges. SERVPRO has IICRC certified Water Restoration Technicians in Haddon Heights that can help resolve such an incident conveniently.

What exceptional problems should I look out for after flooding?

When dealing with flood damage incidents in Haddon Heights, you should expect:
    •    Deep contamination
    •    Widespread water intrusion
    •    Profound soiling of items or materials

Most water spills in the house originate from water supply pipes or appliances. Since the water is clean or mixed with detergents, food remains, and other regular materials, you do not have to worry about contamination. Flooding, on the other hand, involves sewage backups or intrusion of groundwater into the house introducing a wide array of contaminants into the house including:
    •    Agricultural or industrial chemicals
    •    Bacteria and other disease pathogens
    •    Biohazards such as raw sewage
    •    Heavily soiled water

What is the best way to handle contamination?

Elaborate decontamination procedures are necessary to restore sanitary conditions in your house after flooding. Our SERVPRO technicians clean and disinfect non-porous materials. For porous ones such as carpets and drywall, removal is the only option since it is difficult to decontaminate them fully.

When cleaning contaminated surfaces, we start by pre-cleaning the area to remove soils since organic matter can neutralize the potency of disinfectants. We then apply the disinfectant over the affected areas to destroy the contaminants.  In most cases, products require at least 10 minutes of exposure at 68°F to be effective.  Rinsing and drying the property helps complete the process.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees has the right resources to handle any flooding incident, “Like it never even happened.” Call us any time at (856) 566-3388.

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