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What Essential Steps Help Clean Up Items after Flood Damage in My Northampton Home?

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damage home Storm and flood damage restoration service for your home should be handled by SERVPRO. Our IICRC certified techs are trained and experienced.

SERVPRO Can Help You Deal with Contamination, Deep Soiling, and Other Problems Caused by Northampton Flooding

Floodwater interacts with the contents in your house in different ways, including submerging those on the floor. These include carpets and rugs, dripping on vertical surfaces, and absorption through porous barriers. Such exposure affects items uniquely, which determines the steps taken to clean them up. 

What Simple Steps Can Help Ease Content Clean Up?

After addressing other challenging aspects of flood damage incidents in Northampton, such as extracting standing water from the property or removing deteriorated materials, cleaning contents emerges as the other challenging process. There is a need to tackle problems such as rusting, shrinking, contamination, and other kinds of deterioration to restore items to their pre-damaged state. Our SERVPRO technicians perform various steps that help reduce the time or work involved during the actual cleaning process. They include:

  • Separating salvageable and unsalvageable materials

Removing unsalvageable items for immediate disposal eliminates clutter and saves time

  • Pre-treating washable items

Steps like wetting damp fabrics with clean water help remove debris such as mud

  • Partial or complete move-outs

Cleaning contents in a designated area within or away from the affected property helps add convenience

Is There Sophisticated Equipment That Helps With Content Cleanup?

Although it is possible to complete many cleaning actions by hand, it might take longer or lead to unsatisfactory results. Since our SERVPRO technicians strive to remove any soiling or staining from flooding, "Like it never even happened," we utilize various equipment types during the cleaning process, including:

  • Upholstery cleaning equipment 
  • Pressure washers
  • Immersion cleaners 

For the best outcome, a cleaning exercise should address visible soils, remove any traces of contamination in non-porous items and deal with bad odor.  

Cleaning helps in many ways after flooding incidents. Call SERVPRO of Hampshire County at (413) 324-1300 to help salvage your contents.

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