SEWAGE AND FLOOD WATER BACKUP
As we have now entered the fall hurricane season, inclement weather from these storms can affect all of us. As always, there are numerous precautions that should be taken if you experience sewage or flood water backup. Here are a few recommendations from your local SERVPRO-Campbell County:
• DO NOT enter a flooded area until the gas and electric have been turned off.
• DO NOT allow children to enter the flooded or backed up area.
• DO NOT touch the fuse box or any plugged in cords.
• DO NOT attempt to light a match until the gas has been turned off.
When your home or property has suffered a damaging sewage/flood water back up it’s always recommended that you call in the trained professionals of SERVPRO-Campbell County. The SERVPRO-Campbell County team will analyze your situation, react to your individual issue and begin the cleaning process.
Flood water/sewage back up can carry bacteria which if contacted with the skin, eyes or mouth can cause a variety of illnesses. Clothing, carpeting, furniture, toys and bedding should be discarded unless they can be properly cleaned and disinfected. Contaminated drywall should be removed and destroyed prior to beginning the drying process.
Food stores are also an area of concern. All contaminated bottled or boxed foods should be discarded. Foods stored in a refrigerator will only keep for 4-6 hours after power is lost and will need to be thrown out. Freezer foods will keep for up to two days after power is lost and can be saved if moved to another freezer.
When your property suffers a flood/sewage back up loss your trained team at SERVPRO-Campbell County will take rapid steps to deal with every issue that affects your property. Our advanced methods of clean-up will have you back in operation "Like it never even happened."