When Cleaning Up After Storm Flooding Keep Safety In Mind
When your Tarpon or East Lake property floods, you have to contend with the inconveniences of cleaning up and removing items from the structure.
Beware of the Dangers
There are dangers, because flooding can interfere with the structural integrity of your house causing injuries if certain sections collapse. Perhaps the more common risk is exposure to contaminants and the risk of electric shock if the water submerges electrical outlets.
With our professional restoration services, you can avoid these dangers because we anticipate them and bring the right protective gear.
Contaminants such as raw sewage and toxic chemicals are common during flood damage in East Lake. If the skin comes into contact with such contaminants, they might be absorbed into the body.
Our SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians use chemical resistant gloves when working in such environments. We also demolish parts of the structure where restoration is not possible or when trying to expose moisture trapped in enclosed spaces. Heavy-duty gloves are necessary when handling these tasks.
Flooded properties present various challenges that might affect the sight or respiratory functions of the person doing the restoration.
The contaminated water can splash and reach the eyes. Floodwaters might also emit awful smell depending on the level of contaminants present. Mold is likely to grow in flooded properties and needs to be treated immediately.
Safety and the SERVPRO Technician
Our SERVPRO technicians are equipped with safety glasses and splash goggles to protect their eyes. We also have respirators with different capabilities including HEPA filters and organic vapor filters.
It's not advisable to enter a flooded building because of the risk of electric shock.
Our SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians check whether power is turned off, then use electric circuit testers for confirmation. We also have GFCI, ground fault circuit interrupters, which protect electrical equipment and tools. In case there is no power in the property, or we deem it risky to use we also carry mobile generators and self-powered water extractors.
A flooded property presents many risks, which you can avoid by involving a professional. Call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 if your property floods. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.