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Deodorizing After a Flood

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

Deodorizing After a Flood

Mold growth and sewage loss after a flood in St. Charles, Illinois is a significant danger, and one that generally can’t be avoided. Once the flood water goes down, you may be left wondering how you’ll make your space usable again. Here are a few tips to help.

Work Fast

Sewage backflow is a problem that needs to be addressed quickly. Black water (heavily contaminated sewage) often causes serious illness and should be handled by a professional. Even gray water (unclean water that is not necessarily deadly) can cause health problems if it is not disposed of properly.

Contaminated water might include:
Microbes that are dangerous to your health
Harsh chemicals
Viruses and bacteria
Mold spores

Watch for Mold

After a flood, mold spores are ever present. They become a problem when they bloom and evolve into colonies. That growth is a fast process in a damp environment. As soon as you’re able to remove flood water and begin dehumidification, do so. Not only will you save yourself on water damage, but you’ll reduce the time that mold has to grow.

Call a Qualified Professional

Leaving standing water in your building any longer than necessary will impact more than just the contents of your building; it will increase the odds that standing clear water will turn into dangerous gray or black water. Eliminate the risk of mold growth and illness by calling in a professional as soon as possible.

A qualified restoration contractor will have the knowledge and equipment to deal with your sewage loss quickly and efficiently. They’ll safely remove all excess moisture from your structure, and then reduce the mold levels in your property to normal levels. This eliminates the odors without tricks or shortcuts. They’ll use processes like air filtration and mold containment to disinfect and deodorize your property appropriately.

Flood water causes a lot of damage, both seen and unseen. A qualified professional can help you remove sewage loss and mediate mold growth properly in order to minimize the damage. Visit http://www.SERVPROstcharlesgenevabatavia.com for more information on flood damage.

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