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Our Professionals Discuss Why Thorough Cleaning Is Necessary After A Flood In Kalispell

11/23/2019 (Permalink)

flooding after a storm Restoring sanitary conditions to a flooded property is crucial.

Thorough Cleaning Necessary after Flood Damage Incidents in Kalispell

Flooding incidents cause a wide range of issues in the Kalispell homes they affect. Material deterioration from water intrusion and failure of utilities such as power cables is likely. However, soiling and contamination create a significant inconvenience or even pose health risks to the occupants.

Preparing for the Cleanup
By thoroughly cleaning flood damage sites in Kalispell, it is possible to eliminate the risks such incidents create. Before starting the actual cleaning, there is a need to scope the areas the water reaches to establish the materials present. It is impossible to clean porous materials to sanitary levels after contamination by flooding. Our SERVPRO technicians check whether carpets, insulation, and other porous materials are affected so that we can remove them for disposal before starting cleaning.

Improving the Effectiveness of Cleaning Products
Disinfectants and antimicrobial agents cannot work well in dirty areas. Cleaning the affected areas to remove soils before starting any sanitization process helps in the removal of contaminants. Our SERVPRO teams use both mechanical and chemical processes for the cleanup. We have automated sweepers, scrubbers, and pressure washers, among other equipment, to help clean the soiled areas. Removing the soils allows the disinfectants and antimicrobial agents we apply to work, restoring the preloss sanitary levels.

Moisture Control
Microbes develop in wet conditions, so cleaning is not sufficient if the property is left wet. If water extraction is done thoroughly, drying the property should be easy. The rate of drying depends on air movement, temperature, and humidity levels in the air. Our SERVPRO technicians use centrifugal air movers, which provide higher static pressure to improve air movements when drying property. We also have LGR dehumidifiers for humidity control. Exhausting the warm air from dehumidifiers back into the property helps raise the temperature. We also make calculations to determine the right number and set up of equipment to achieve the desired drying goal.

Restoring sanitary conditions to a flooded property is crucial. Call SERVPRO of Flathead County at (406) 300-0435 to help you. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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