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Flooding can be unexpected and cause devastating damage. They can be caused by the rising of ground water levels, burst water drains, pipes and leaks from sudden rainfall, flash flooding and overflow.
Floodwater can cause varying degrees of water damage depending on its severity and floors, walls, soft furnishings and even building structure can all be affected. Floodwater can also contain hazardous waste, from visual debris to contaminants that can pose serious health risks.
After a premises has been affected by flooding, it is important that it is assessed and water damaged items are removed and dried quickly, helping to prevent further structural damage and to minimise the risk of further health hazards occurring.
If you have experienced a flood and require flood damage cleaning, please contact one of our local experts.
Rentokil Specialist Hygiene understands the importance of dealing with the water damage and harmful remnants rapidly following a flood. We provide a fast response and a professional flood damage cleanup service 24/7.
Our team of expert technicians quickly and efficiently carry out our flood cleanup and water damage restoration service, to clean and disinfect your premise following a flood.
A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land which is normally dry and can be categorised depending on the water source, the length of time it takes to flood and the location itself. Each type of flood has its own unique set of challenges, threats and damages, so each flood requires a tailored response. The different types of flooding include:
The potential health and safety risks of floods can vary depending on the type of floodwater and severity of the flood. Floodwater can be contaminated as a result of mixing with raw sewage and other pollutants. The risks of coming into contact with any type of floodwater include exposure to protozoa, viruses, bacteria and fungi. For safety, we would recommend wearing protective clothing, including waterproof boots and gloves to prevent any direct contact with floodwater.
Other hazards that must be considered include:
A professional post-flood cleanup service is the quickest and most effective way to recover following recent flooding. Flood restoration clean up will not only provide an expert service to effectively get rid of the appearance of flood and remove debris, but will ensure your property is safe from the threat of structural damage and decontaminated from biohazard waste.
If you have experienced a flood and require professional flood damage cleanup, get in touch with our local experts today by calling us or complete our online form.
From our many years of experience in dealing with flood damage for residential and commercial premises, we have developed our specialist flood water damage cleanup service to assist in the cleaning, drying and disinfection of your property.
Our specialist hygiene technicians will remove any contaminated, damaged or beyond repair furnishing and belongings before cleaning begins. Once these have been removed, they will clean and dry the affected areas. Depending on the extent of mould and fungal growth within the property, all timbers have to be sprayed with disinfectant to protect against fungal attack. If required, our specialist odour removal Ozone generator can be used to kill bacteria, pathogens and viruses within the air, and leaves the treated areas hygienically clean and fresh smelling.
We provide property owners and tenants with updates at every stage of the flood cleanup process, as we understand the devastating impact flooding can cause. Equipped to deal with the aftermath of all types of flooding using innovative cleaning and disinfection solutions, our team will help you restore your premises to its pre-incident state.
When a flood occurs, especially following a major incident, we work with all types of commercial, residential, industrial services and providers to restore your premises safely and to order. Our detailed risk-assessment survey allows us to provide our customers with a detailed inspection of the premises, recommended treatment options and a breakdown of cost for the work required.
The cost to repair your premises following unexpected flooding damage will vary depending on the severity and extent of restoration required.
For an accurate cost of flooding repair and restoration, we will have to carry out a free survey to determine the damage. This will allow our consultant to provide hands-on advice and treatment recommendations based on your needs. We aim to deliver expert flood water clean up on time and to budget, allowing your business to be fully operational with minimum disruption.
There is a range of things that you can do to begin to repair the damage left behind by floods. Flood cleanup is a dangerous task and there are some crucial steps you need to be aware of before you or anyone else begins the process of clearing up after extensive flooding. Here's what you need to know:
First, be safe - Before you do anything, switch off your electricity supply at the mains and do not touch any outlets. Consulting a qualified electrician is advisable.
Protect yourself - Flood water can often contain sewage, chemicals and animal waste, so wear protective clothing (including gloves and wellington boots) if you're in contact with it or contaminated items.
Prevent further damage - Equally shovel mud and silt deposits away from both sides of the wall, as removal from one side only could compromise the structure.
Clean - Clean all affected areas, including floors, walls, doors and surfaces with disinfectant to avoid odours or mildew.
Drying out - If you have gas or oil central heating then keep it on at around 20-22 degrees for steady drying.
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