There are several ways a home can be swamped. One of the most common ways is the torrential rain. During a heavy rainfall, drains and sewers get overloaded. Due to the lack of sufficient passage, the water accumulating in them causes them to overflow. Flooding can also be caused when overflowing streams and rivers deluge the areas surrounding them. Sometimes, the area can be flooded due to the bursting of water pipes.
When one’s home flooded, it is important that the water should be removed as quickly as possible. Contaminated with sewage water, flood water can be a health hazard for many.Though some flood water apparently might look clear, it is quite possible that harmful bacteria are present which can pose serious health risks.
Before starting with water removal in Arlington Heights and Glenview IL, proper measures of precautions should be taken to prevent exposure to these pathogens. The expert professionals come wearing rubber boots and gloves as well as water proof clothing to keep the flood water from coming into contact with their skin. While performing the job, they disconnect the power supply at the breaker box to ensure there is no chance of electrocution. Next they shut down all gas appliances and shut down the gas at the main where it comes into their client’s house. Using a special pump which is specifically designed for water removal called a sump pump, they can successfully handle any kind of huge deluge. While doing the work they attach a sufficient length of pipe to make sure all the water they pump will not simply return to their home.
Going into the depth of the issue, they find where the water is the deepest and start removing the water from that point. If they find the water level too deep at point, they would start disposing of the water from the highest point downward. This helps reduce the chances of infection due to the contact of the skin with the contaminated water.
They are also aware of the presence of snakes, scorpions and other dangerous insects, and reptiles. Due to floods, they come out from their natural habitats and get into one’s home. While performing flood restoration in Glenview and Northbrook IL, the experts pay special attention to the silt that has accumulated on the floor. All furnishings that have remained below the water level for the few hours will be ruined and should be disposed of since they will be contaminated and pose a health risk. Finally, they use advanced dryers to dry out things after the water is eliminated.
While cleaning hard surfaces, they use soapy water and let them dry thoroughly to help destroy any germs that might have remained. Proper ventilation from open windows and running fans will expedite the drying process. Using a detergent mixed in lukewarm water, they easily clean the any contamination left behind by floodwater that contained oil. Finally they make sure that every thing in the kitchen should be properly sanitized in order to eliminate last trace of germs that might have remained otherwise.