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Flood Damage Poughkeepsie – Infectious Waste Handling

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

A room in a home with glass walls with standing dirty water. Let SERVPRO break down what all your Poughkeepsie home can endure after a flood.

Flood water can bring in so much more than just water in your Poughkeepsie home.

Floodwaters combine with all sorts of biohazards, including chemicals, sewage, and fuels, as floodwaters overflow streams and rivers into streets and neighborhoods. Floodwaters may wash through your home, depositing debris and hazardous materials in your home. Consumers should be careful to avoid coming into contact with these materials to prevent infections and sickness.

SERVPRO has provided construction and flood damage services for over 20 years in the Poughkeepsie area. We have twenty-five highly trained technicians that have experience dealing with virtually every catastrophe imaginable. Our training includes restoration from water, fire, flood, and storm damage.

Concern for our Customers Around Infectious Waste

Many customers want to pitch in and begin cleanup after a flood. There may be family heirlooms and other personal items the homeowner would like to rescue. Occupants can be exposed to a variety of harmful chemicals as well as bacteria, viruses, and fungi that could be very harmful to their health. Some infections from bacteria and viruses can enter through the skin, especially if there are cuts, abrasions, or scratches on the skin. These are serious hazards that can send you to the hospital.

SERVPRO equips our technicians for this potentially dangerous environment. The cleanup team may wear respirators, chemically resistant gloves, rubber boots, splash goggles, and full-body suits for their protection. Containment areas may be set up to control the spread of contaminants to other unaffected areas of the building. We remove all of the contaminated materials and dispose of them following industry guidelines.

The flooding and damage may seem overwhelming at first to homeowners. SERVPRO has lots of experience in these conditions. We follow a standard protocol that removes debris and contaminated material, cleans, and disinfects everything in the home, followed with restoration. We aim to return your home to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Pleasant Valley, Dover Plains, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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