When Heavy Rains Cause Flood Damage To Your Bergen County Home You Need The Team At SERVPRO
Handling Groundwater After A Flood In Bergen County
When heavy rain pours down in Bergen County, flooding outside can cause you problems inside your home. When a flood takes place, water can get deep outdoors and then find its way into your structure by saturating through exterior walls and entering through door seals. Sometimes excessive rains can fill up the groundwater table underneath your building. When this happens, water will trickle into your home from the ground. Groundwater getting into your home after a flood can cause you contamination issues as well as problems with ruined contents and building materials.
The presence of moisture inside your home when it came from the ground can cause you a couple of different problems. Muddy water can rise from your floor after a flood in Bergen County, and when it does, it gets treated the same as a category three damage situation or sewage backup. When dealing with water coming in from the outside, there is always a chance that it is contaminated. Even rainwater may contain harmful bacteria and parasites, so it is classified as category two or gray water. Water that is muddy is most likely harmful, so it is considered black water which is the same as sewage water.
When working with category three water situations, our SERVPRO technicians take extra measures to make sure harmful bacteria does not contaminate your entire home. Any porous materials such as carpet that come into contact with groundwater get disposed of in sealed plastic bags. When drying out other materials that got affected by black water we seal off the area with a plastic barrier so that no contaminants can get released into the air. We then attach an air scrubber to the side of the containment chamber so that it sucks the contaminated air through a HEPA filter before it gets released back into your airflow.
After the affected materials are dry, our SERVPRO crew sanitizes the affected area with disinfectants and antimicrobial chemicals. If you ever notice groundwater rising into your home after a storm, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 24/7.
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