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

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

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 that are specifically trained for flood damage restoration projects in Amherst. Our tools and techniques are chosen according to IICRC guidelines, ensuring that the cleanup process goes smoothly and efficiently. Our goal is 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 for removing moisture from the air and drying out the interior.
 
Disinfectants and chemical cleaners are also useful in flood damage restoration, as well as moisture detection devices for spotting problem areas. In cases of severe water damage, SERVPRO technicians may use certain 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 important because it prevents our technicians from inhaling airborne contaminants, such as mold, during the restoration process.
 
If you find yourself in a flood damage situation, SERVPRO of Merrimack has got you covered. 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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