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6/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ventura Equipment at Water Damage job in Ventura California SERVPRO of Ventura Equipment at Water Damage job in Ventura California


There are a few things must be done before employees can return to their workplace, especially if black water invades your business.

Black water is the term used to describe a type of liquid that presents a risk to the health of humans and animals upon exposure. This type of water harbors bacteria, viruses, chemicals or other debris, that’s why it is important not to allow anyone near the water. But you do not need to wait for the entire process to be complete as long as a few tasks are done ahead of time.

  1. Black Water Clean up

These waters are presumed to contain multiple and potentially harmful contaminant. Black water includes floodwaters containing soil and any sewage waters. All raw sewage is contaminated with microbes including bacteria, molds, fungi and viruses. When you hire a restoration company for flood cleanup, they will usually extract the standing water and then dry the area with special blowers.

  1. Demolition

Structural materials like drywall, flooring and carpeting that are damaged must be taken out. All these items will be replaced at the end of the restoration process.

  1. Disinfection

Items that came into contact with floodwater must be disinfected before it will be safe for your employees to return to work. This could include subfloors, walls, ceilings, baseboards or other materials.

  1. Resume Operation

After disinfection, rebuild process will begin. The building may resemble a construction site during the phase. It is important to check with your restoration company to ensure it is safe for your employees to be onsite. You can use air filtration devices to help ensure a safe working environment once you have approval.

If you have any questions about water damage in Ventura County, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

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