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What Makes Floodwater Challenging to Clean Up?

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

Storm flooding We understand the need for rapid response to minimize the loss of your property after a flood occurs. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

Understanding Flood Damage with the Help of Skilled Technicians from SERVPRO in Morgan Hills.

It can happen at any time. A storm front comes in, and the rain begins. Before you know it, you have flood water coming into your home at a rapid rate. This is when you need to call the professionals to handle water extraction and drying as soon as you can. Waiting too long to clean this potentially contaminated water brings the potential for costly secondary damage to your interior, belongings, building materials, and even the structural components of your Morgan Hill home.

Regardless of the climate that you live in or the elevation of your property in Morgan Hill, flood damage is a disaster that can strike at any time. There could be any number of causes, which makes flooding a constant unknown risk. You could have issues with a burst pipe or something that happens with your sewer line. However, when you have storm damage that results in flooding from significant rainfall, you need to be sure that you have skilled technicians ready to handle the cleanup in the safest, most effective manner possible.

How Does SERVPRO Handle Floodwater?

During a water incident in your home, the type of water gets broken down into three classes or categories:

  • Category 1: This is water considered to be sanitary without danger of illness or infection if inhaled, touched, or ingested. Sources include rainwater, sprinkler systems, or other types of freshwater.
  • Category 2: This is water that could potentially bring sickness if inhaled, touched, or ingested. Due to the microorganisms within, this gray water should get treated very carefully.
  • Category 3: This is considered black water and filled with pathogens and dangerous chemicals or raw sewage. 

Category 1 water can quickly turn into category 2 or 3 when left standing for too long. It is essential that you have trained technicians who can treat the water from a storm flood to ensure you and the other occupants' safety.

Call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill/Gilroy whenever you need reliable flood damage cleanup. We can be reached by calling (408) 500-0657.

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