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Do's & Don't after water damage from contaminated water & harmful waste

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Do's & Don't after water damage from contaminated water & harmful waste If you have water damage from storm damage, flooding, broken pipes or toilet and bathroom faucet overflows, here are some useful tips.

Do's & Don't after water damage from contaminated water & harmful waste 

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

If you have water damage from storm damage, flooding, or sewage overflow, here are some useful tips. 

What to do until help arrives:

Do: 

  • Do: Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage. 
  • Do: Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items. 
  • Do: Stay out of affected areas of harmful waste (sewage, blood borne pathogens, etc.)
  • Do: Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Do: Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.

Don't: 

  • Don't: Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Don't: Turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Don't: Use household fans to dry the structure and spread the contaminants. 
  • Don't: Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas. 
  • Don't: Attempt cleanup of any kind.
  • Don't: Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids. 

Help is on the way!

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