When Storm Water Brings Contaminants into Your Leominster Home
Storm Flood Damage Leominster – Protection from Disease
Storms can account for a great deal of damage, sometimes in a matter of minutes. Damage from water penetrating a home or commercial space can be significant. Everything is wet, and sometimes debris has been washed into the building bringing with it contaminants of various types. Even rainwater pouring in through a hole in the roof may be contaminated by the time it makes its way into other areas of the building
SERVPRO provides storm flood damage assistance to Leominster homeowners and commercial offices. Able to respond quickly to your call, our teams are well trained. Water and humidity need quick removal to prevent further damage from mold and microbe contamination.
Classifying Water Contamination
Clean water resulting from burst pipes, overflowing sinks, or tubs present few health risks.
Gray water carries waste products, but not human waste or fecal matter. In some cases, gray water can cause sickness in humans. An example of gray water is an overflowing washing machine. Water that initially comes through a hole in the roof may also be contaminated by rodent fecal matter as it passes through an insulated attic.
Blackwater can be dangerous to human health and may carry various types of diseases. Examples of black water include toilet overflow with fecal matter, sewage backups, and water that has flowed over soil. The soil may contain a variety of both disease-causing organisms as well as chemical contaminants.
SERVPRO assesses the conditions of every site. The source of the water needs considering. This decision determines the cleaning and drying techniques to be used. The color of the water is generally not an indicator of the type of water. Clients who attempt to do some emergency cleanup must understand the source of the stormwater and the appropriate protection required.
We are available to help and can deploy team members and equipment to deal with every type of stormwater damage.
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