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When Flood Damage Restoration Needs Special Equipment to Be Completed in Amherst

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

Flood by Stop Sign Call SERVPRO for Flood Damage Cleanup and Water Removal in Amherst

Standing Water Requires Special Removal and Drying Services

Torrential rainfalls are a common occurrence in Amherst during the rainy seasons. While they are a blessing in their own way, they can also cause significant losses to local homeowners. The resultant floods can sweep cars and other items away and even compromise the structural integrity of your home.

At SERVPRO, we have a team of highly experienced technicians trained explicitly for flood damage restoration projects in Amherst. Our tools and techniques are chosen according to IICRC guidelines, ensuring the cleanup process goes smoothly and efficiently. We aim to restore your property to its original state as best as possible, "Like it never even happened."

There are many pieces of flood damage restoration equipment required to complete the job correctly. This field is complex and takes a lot of expertise and technology to do right. Before entering the site, SERVPRO workers must wear special clothing to protect themselves. Additionally, we must bring tools and heavy equipment to remove moisture from the air and dry the interior.

Disinfectants and chemical cleaners are also helpful in flood damage restoration and moisture detection devices for spotting problem areas. In cases of severe water damage, SERVPRO technicians may use specific demolition tools to remove compromised materials quickly. These include axes and sledgehammers. In other cases, we may use a pressure washer to clean out the areas that sustained significant flood damage.

Natural floods can cause three types of flood damage. If the water comes from a sanitary source, it belongs to category 1 and does not require protective clothing most of the time. It is not common to have uncontaminated water post-flooding. If it has some contaminants, it is placed in category 2. The third category refers to any standing water that is thoroughly contaminated. In any case, it is always best to include protective clothing in a restoration equipment kit.

To this end, SERVPRO professionals use PPE (personal protective equipment) that consists of safety goggles, rubber boots, rubber gloves, full-body protective gear, and a respirator designed for areas with high moisture levels. The respirator, in particular, is essential because it prevents our technicians from inhaling airborne contaminants, such as mold, during the restoration process.

If you are in a flood damage situation, SERVPRO of Merrimack has covered you. We offer 24/7 emergency services to residents and neighboring towns to ease the stress of floods and other natural events. Call us today at (603) 262-9293.

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