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Emergency Tips for Damage From Contaminated Water.

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

This is a sewage back up in a home. If this happens to you, don't stress, call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County @ 803-324-5780.

When you find that your house has been flooded it is common to feel alarmed, frustrated, devastated, or worried at some level. Not knowing what has been damaged or how much the repairs will cost can be quite stressful. However there are things that you can do to minimize the damage to your home and to ensure the safety of you and your family. Here are a few quick tips that can be quite helpful when your home has been flooded by water from a contaminated source.

  1. Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
  2. Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.
  3. Don’t spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  4. Don’t turn on the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  5. Don’t use household fans to dry the structure they will spread contaminants.
  6. Don’t use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if they have been exposed to the contaminated areas.

These tips will help you avoid some dangerous situations and allow you to save money by decreasing the amount of damage that could happen to your home and of course the first and best tip is always to Call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County at 803-324-5780.

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