Sanitizing After Flood Damage to a New Orleans Business
SERVPRO Flood Mitigation Addresses Water and Debris with OSHA-Approved Solutions
Springtime is one of the most prolific seasons for flooding in New Orleans due to heavy thunderstorms, especially later in the season. Flood damage is costly and brings in sanitation concerns in the form of chemical runoff, sewage, and even pests, making repair and replacement even riskier for commercial property owners.
Flood damage restoration from New Orleans SERVPRO technicians allows property owners to access emergency remediation services 24 hours a day. This firm's training keeps technicians and staff up-to-date on restoration industry standards as established by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and can reduce business downtime.
Remediating Flood Damage with OSHA-approved Biocide Solutions
Sanitation is a must after flooding to save structures and assets from loss. Depending on the extent of flooding, SERVPRO techs may:
- Spray surfaces with EPA-registered antimicrobial solutions before performing extraction
- Manually remove solid debris that contaminates affected spaces
- Extract standing water with truck-mounted units and gas-powered submersible sump pumps
These processes eliminate the most pressing risks to safety after a flood. While flood situations rarely retain standing water, they can occur. When necessary, SERVPRO can provide power sources when a facility's electricity has been compromised by floodwater or debris.
After extracting water, sanitizing affected spaces, and applying flood cuts, SERVPRO dries affected rooms with air movers and dehumidifiers. They may also deploy HEPA-filter air scrubbers to address mold and other odor-causing microbes for ease of collection.
After the facility has been cleaned, dried, and sanitized, technicians focus on performing necessary rebuilding services. These tasks may include reinstalling drywall or flooring and moving restorable contents of the business back into the property after cleanup.
SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank cleans up disasters until they look "Like it never even happened." Business owners can call (504) 348-7526 to start the process.