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Why is Flood Damage in Waterbury Properties Considered Dangerous?

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Techs Have the Professional Training and Equipment to Handle Dangerous Water Damage in Waterbury

One question many Waterbury homeowners have about water damage after heavy rains is why floodwater removal on their own can be hazardous; it is just rain, right? However, when groundwater enters a property, it can have many biological and chemical passengers that come into the home with the water, including raw sewage.

When flood damage occurs in a Waterbury property that includes sewage, it is frequently overwhelmed by the local sewer system due to heavy rains. Sometimes the amount of water entering the system is too much for the drainage to handle, and it begins to back up into structures via toilets and drains.

The odor alone is a good clue the water should be avoided. Homeowners must bring in a company with extensive training handling this type of water cleanup, including the safe extraction of the water and drying the property. SERVPRO technicians have protective gear and professional biocide and antifungal products to make the water safer to handle for disposal and the ability to sanitize the structure.

Best Course of Action When Floodwater Enters a Home

There is a short period for action once the water begins entering the home. Property owners should ensure that residents and pets have a safe place to avoid contact with the water or aspirate water vapor. Other proactive things to do include: 

  • Turn off the electricity to limit the potential for shock from water coming into contact with outlets. SERVPRO has generators to power their extraction and drying equipment
  • Remove important papers and valuable to another safe and secure place 
  • Get medications needed for the next several days

SERVPRO of Waterbury at (203) 757-5050 brings years of experience and training along with professional equipment to e every Waterbury flood damage restoration service. The team is available 24/7 to make the water damage in a home "Like it never even happened."

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