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Find a Company With PROVEN Success in Dealing With Flood Damage Remediation in Fitchburg

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

man sitting on sofa in flooded room calling SERVPRO Flooding can happen anywhere. Don’t fret! Call SERVPRO for water removal and decontamination.

Flood Damage Mitigators In Fitchburg Spell Out Decontamination Methods

Severe weather can occur in the Fitchburg area throughout the fall and winter seasons. Even when it snows, flood damage can occur after the snow melts once the weather warms back up. Any time water enters your structure after severe weather takes place, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We know that moisture coming into your home from the outside can pose many risks.

Any time the source of your flood damage problem in Fitchburg is one that originates outside your house, it is possible that the water could be contaminated with harmful bacteria and parasites. Rainwater itself could contain harmful particles as it falls from the sky and accumulates on the ground. Problems with rainwater usually get classified as class two water damage similar to a leaking sink drain pipe because it could contain contaminants. If muddy water gets into your home after a snowstorm, then the problems are considered to be category three issues that get treated the same way as sewage backups. Category three or black water has the greatest chance of being contaminated by harmful bacteria, parasites, and fungi.

One reason to choose SERVPRO for your restoration project is that we have advanced technology at our disposal, and we can use some of the industry's best decontamination products to make sure harmful bacteria do not survive inside your home. One such chemical we can utilize during mitigation procedures is a product called Vanquish #175. Vanquish is a detergent and disinfectant that is registered by the Environmental Protection Agency or EPA. It has the capabilities of killing several different types of microorganisms with its virucidal, fungicidal, and bactericidal properties.

Our highly trained SERVPRO team can use Vanquish #175 to clean and disinfectant affected materials as well as helping deodorize them at the same time. This chemical has a pH of 12.4, which makes it a strong, alkaline solution. The product gets diluted by water and can be very effective against pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Our technicians apply the solution using a pump sprayer or by wiping it with a bucket and towel. Once the chemical is applied to the affected surfaces, we then let it sit for a minimum of ten minutes to allow it to effectively disinfect the contaminated materials.

Decontamination can be a strenuous process, but if you call SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster at  (978) 537-1500, we can provide fast 24/7 service. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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