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Is My Property Endangered by Pathogens after Flooding?

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

air movers drying flooded closet New Orleans homeowners rely on SERVPRO for sanitizing and disinfecting after storm damages.

Floodwater in New Orleans Brings Organisms and Waste into Your Home

The rise in bodies of water around your New Orleans home can be a threat to your health. As soon as water overflows and floods your basement or garage, you should assume that bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens are now in your home, and you must disinfect as quickly as possible. A professional team is your best option in getting rid of any biohazard.

Who can help?

When flood removal assistance in New Orleans are needed, we are at your service. At SERVPRO, we focus on being available to you around the clock and bring our expertise and knowledge into your home. Many homeowners make the mistake of relying on store-bought cleaners, even though they can be insufficient to control the growth of microorganisms.

Can I save my furniture after a flood?

Our SERVPRO team can help you sort through your furniture and belongings and make a decision regarding what to keep and what to discard. Generally speaking, any porous surfaces that absorb water and bacteria quickly, such as upholstery, carpets, and textiles, may need to be removed from your home. Despite our professional approach, these items may allow bacteria to reproduce and disseminate throughout your home. Other surfaces may be safe once we apply industry best practices to sanitize them. Some of the tools and techniques in our war chest include-

  • Cleaning and disinfecting solutions approved by the EPA
  • PPE-personal protective equipment to safeguard workers and occupants
  • Containment barriers to help prevent cross-contamination

Our technicians know the importance of extracting floodwaters in your home and following the removal with appropriate disinfecting and sanitizing treatment. We strongly advise that you allow us to apply the necessary products to help protect you and your loved ones from health hazards.

SERVPRO of The New Orleans West Bank is your partner after a flood. Call us at (504) 348-7526 and let us work with you in keeping your home safe. Together, we can leave it "Like it never even happened."

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