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What Steps Help Contain the Threat of Infectious Waste During Flood Removal From Raleigh Homes?

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded room with a rubber duck floating Let SERVPRO of Southeast Raleigh / Garner help keep your home safe after flood damage.

SERVPRO Has a Comprehensive Infectious Waste Safety Management Plan For Every Flooding Situation

Flooding causes a variety of hazards within a home, one of which is the spread of contaminated materials. Various health effects can arise from exposure to infectious materials or dangerous chemicals during flood removal without appropriate management. Seeking help from a trained team presents the best chance for the safe restoration of your Raleigh home.

The threat from infectious wastes can vary depending on what you do during flood removal from your Raleigh home. Leaving everything undisturbed can help when you want to protect yourself. However, that leaves the contaminants to fester in the structure. A better alternative is to let a professional like SERVPRO handle the removal while observing top safety procedures.

Safety when handling infectious materials should focus on:

  • Responding correctly to injuries
  • Containment of affected property sections
  • Disinfection of materials or surfaces
  • Washing clothes

People can be easily injured when removing water or materials from a flooded property. Sharp objects, slick surfaces, and falling objects are some common causes of injuries. The presence of infectious materials can exacerbate any injury to a full-blown health effects. Our SERVPRO technicians use PPE such as heavy-duty gloves and rubber boots, reducing the chances of injury. Flushing any skin breakouts with water and leaving the loss site is also necessary.

Limiting the spread of infectious materials during water extraction or demolition is necessary. Otherwise, the entire property may end up contaminated. Our SERVPRO teams set up containment barriers to limit the spread of such materials. We use 6-mil plastic sheets to set up the necessary containment.  

SERVPRO of Southeast Raleigh / Garner takes care of all inconveniences that develop during flood removal. Call us at (919) 615-1179. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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