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What Should You Do When Your Commercial Building Is Contaminated With Black Water?

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Image of a business man standing in flood water while pulling out a file from filing cabinet SERVPRO of Upper Darby can minimize your business’ downtime and restore the property to its preloss condition.

Not all water damage is created equal, and the remediation steps you take depend on the original source of the water that flooded your building.

Clean water” is water that doesn’t pose immediate health threats and that comes from broken water lines, toilet holding tanks and snowmelt. If not treated in time, clean water can become gray water, which is water that does contain some contaminants. Gray water can include discharge from showers, sinks, aquariums, waterbeds and dishwashers. Then there is black water, or floodwater. 

What Is Floodwater?

The water that enters a building during a flood usually contains harmful contaminants. Floodwater usually contains soil, which can contain feces, pesticides, and other contaminants, natural or not. It can also contain sewage runoff, which may be contaminated by bacteria, molds, fungi, protozoans, and viruses. 

Work With a Professional Water Remediation Team

Contamination can occur at any time, both during the flooding incident and afterwards. For the sake of your employees’ and customers’ health—you should work with a professional water restoration company after a flood

A water restoration company will do everything possible to restore your building to its pre-flood condition and return it to a clean and safe working environment.  Attempting to clean up post-flood damage on your own is not recommended

If your business suffers a major loss, call SERVPRO of Upper Darby (610) 352-0700.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?

SERVPRO of Upper Darby responds quickly to your commercial fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation.

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