Residential Water Cleanup In Boynton Beach
Residential Water Cleanup
Boynton Beach homes can flood from a hurricane or other extreme weather incident, but most residential water problems result from failed plumbing issues. Removing the water and restoring each home can be simpler than when it floods from rainwater, but there can still be problems depending on how it entered the home.
Tasks needed to complete a Boynton Beach home water cleanup are different if the water came from an inlet pipe, a split hose, or most other plumbing issues. The water from these sources is considered clean, and SERVPRO team members can begin removing water from inside the home immediately.
If the water entered the home through a backed up toilet, a sewer line, or a damaged septic tank, then it is contaminated with human waste and is designated as ‘black’ water, which poses a health threat to everyone in the home. Technicians don protective gear to include rubber boots, protective suits, and masks or breathing gear depending on the extent of the contamination. Team members then spray the water and nearby surfaces with an anti-bacterial agent to reduce the health risk.
As SERVPRO team members remove this water, they pump it directly into the nearest sewer access point for disposal. If there is no sewer system nearby, then they pump all contaminated water into a tank truck for storage and delivery to a water treatment facility.
With clean water, technicians can draw water out of the carpets and then lift them to facilitate drying and then reattach them. Usually, we recommend removing and replacing the carpet pad since it is more expensive to spend the labor hours attempting to dry one than it is to purchase a new pad.
When the water is contaminated, the team leader knows to remove the carpet and dispose of it immediately. There is no way to guarantee that cleaning the carpet results in a 100 percent success and the risk to residents is too great to attempt anything else.
After removing the carpet, team members clean the wood or concrete floors using an anti-bacterial cleaner to kill any contamination and then use either a water extraction wand or a long-handled squeegee to remove surface water.
These are just the first steps that SERVPRO of Boynton Beach takes to return your home to a clean, safe condition. If you are dealing with the results of a recent water incident, call our office at (561) 413-9754 with questions, or to schedule a visit. We are here for you.
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