We Ensure Your Safety After A Flood In Wilmington
Avoiding Hazards After Flood Damage in Wilmington
Living in Wilmington, homeowners are typically prepared for a flood and understand that flooding is America's most common natural disaster. Chances are you have an emergency kit and a plan for when a disaster strikes. Often people are prepared for when a flood hits but do not always consider the aftermath of the flood and the implications to your home.
Flood damage in your Wilmington home following a natural disaster is common and requires immediate attention. Often the floodwater recedes so there is not a need for pumping out water and large-scale extraction but the water left can be contaminated and even carrying dangerous microbes with bacteria or viruses. It is crucial to clean up properly after a flood and be mindful of potential hazards
SERVPRO technicians comply with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards to ensure the safety of residents and their own safety. This means that the lead technician or project manager inspects for hazards before work in your home begins. They identify hazards such as damaged ceilings that could collapse, slipping hazards, electrical dangers, clearly contaminated water, and other things that may pose safety issues.
SERVPRO flood damage restoration technicians have a hierarchical system for determining the plan for avoiding the hazard. The first thing they decide is if they can get rid of or eliminate the hazard, or can they substitute something else in its place. Second, they decide if they may need to engineer a structure or path within the work environment to avoid the situation and limit the exposure to risk.
Third, they decide if they can accomplish the through administrative means, meaning workers may be trained to do something differently. As a last resort, technicians wear personal protective gear (PPE) to protect themselves from potential hazards. However, this is typically the last resort when it comes to hazardous conditions after a flood.
Contact SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere (General Contractor: 1992104829) at (302) 992-0104 for 24/7 assistance after a flood or any other disaster. We make it "Like it never even happened."
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