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What Should You Do When Your Building Is Contaminated With Black Water?

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What Should You Do When Your Building Is Contaminated With Black Water? If your business suffers a major loss, call SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle at (302) 392-6000

Not all water damage is created equal, and the remediation steps you take depend on the original source of the water that flooded your building. Clean water is precisely what it sounds like: water that doesn’t pose immediate health threats and that comes from broken water lines, toilet holding tanks, rainfall, and snowmelt. If not treated in time, clean water can become gray water, which is water that does contain some contaminants. Gray water can include discharge from showers, sinks, aquariums, waterbeds and dishwashers. Then there is black water or floodwater. 


What Is Floodwater?

The water that enters a building during a flood usually contains dozens of harmful contaminants, which is why it is so important to work with a professional water restoration company after an incident. Floodwater usually contains soil, which can contain feces, pesticides, and other contaminants, natural or not. It can also contain sewage runoff, which may be contaminated by bacteria, molds, fungi, protozoans, and viruses. 


Why Work With a Professional Water Remediation Team?

Contamination can occur at any time, both during the flooding incident and afterward. That’s why—for the sake of your employees’ and customers’ health—you should work with a professional water restoration company after a flood


Though a water restoration company will do everything possible to restore your building to its pre-flood condition, its primary goal will likely be to free your building of any remaining contaminants. Don’t attempt to clean up post-flood damage on your own; instead, turn to a professional restoration team for help.

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SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle is locally owned and operated, and serves Bear, New Castle, Glasgow, Christiana, Delaware City, St. Georges, Corbit, Wilmington Manor, Minquadale, and the surrounding New Castle County communities.

Our certified cleaning and restoration specialists are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

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