What Safety Issues Do Flood Emergencies Cause and How Do Professionals Control Them?
Trust the SERVPRO to Evaluate Carefully for Safety Concerns and Put Proper Controls in Place During Flood Damage Cleanup.
What Kinds of Safety Issues Can Summer and Fall Seasonal Storms Create?
The storms contributing to the flood damage homes experience create a long list of significant safety issues that must be discovered, documented, and controlled during the overall restoration project. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the safety concerns we anticipate could be present in your home post-flood damage:
- Water on Surfaces Issues
Slip, trip, and fall
Electric shock or electrocution risks
- Structural Wind and Water Issues
Damage to roofs, windows, siding, and more
Migration from exterior damage, causing caches of water to collect in building cavities, threatening the collapse of structures and injury to occupants and workers
- Overland Flooding and Seepage Issues
Water contaminated with a broad range of dirt, chemicals, and infectious agents, creating a risk of illness or worse to occupants and workers. Contaminants can include:
Industrial yard, roadway, and landscaping chemicals, including pesticides
Dirt, oils, gravel, mud, muck, and organic materials, including dead animals and insects
Sewage from overwhelmed curbside drainage systems or a backup of your own waste line
- Biohazard Exposure
Previously contained materials such as asbestos and lead and newly discovered mold damage all have significant health effects attached if the substances are breathed in, absorbed through skin contact, or ingested
If your home is damaged by a storm, you can depend on us to take care of any damages. Contact us at any hour to report damage and receive a rapid response.