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3 Reasons You Should Leave Black Water Cleanup to the Professionals

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 3 Reasons You Should Leave Black Water Cleanup to the Professionals SERVPRO is available 24/7 to help restore your storm damaged property.

Black water is water that is loaded with biological waste, such as grease or feces. In short, this type of contaminated water is sewage water. Sewage water is extremely dangerous and can pose a real risk to you and your family. If your home has water damage from a flood or other source, and if you are not sure what type of water has invaded your home, leave the cleanup to the professionals. Here are three reasons why:

• Sewage water poses a risk for biohazardous exposure
• Improper cleanup can lead to the growth of dangerous fungi
• Certain items will need to be thrown out after contact with the water

Prevent Biohazardous Exposure

The biggest concern of Jacksonville, FL water remediation experts is for yours and your family’s health. Chances are that you do not have the proper gear to safely deal with black water, but a trained remediation team does. The team assigned to your home will have the gear and tools necessary to safely dry out your home, remove any signs of water damage and decontaminate it.

Prevent Fungus Growth

Sewage water isn’t just dangerous in liquid form. If it seeps into your floor boards, drywall, insulation or other materials, it can take root on those materials and turn into dangerous fungi, such as Penicillium and Aspergillus. These fungi, like normal mold, can release spores and contaminate the air you breathe.

Even if the water that flooded your home wasn’t black water, your home is still at risk of mold contamination. Black mold is a common side effect of sitting water. A professional Jacksonville, FL water remediation team can dry out all impacted areas of your home and eliminate the possibility for fungus growth.

If your home was recently in a flood, the best thing you can do is to work with the professionals. You never know what type of water invaded your home or to what extent the water damage goes. Play it safe and let a trained professional restore your home for you. Visit http://www.SERVPROjacksonvillewestsideorangepark.com for more information on storm damage. 

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