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How to know if flood water is contaminated?

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

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If you went to the restroom and went to flush and it overflowed you’re pretty sure that water is contaminated. But what about when a storm comes and flow waters enter your home? How do you know if the water is contaminated or not?

There are signs that can indicate if waters contaminated like

1. If it’s dark or murky.

  1. If it has a foam to it
  2. If it smells, etc

Plus many other factors but let’s keep it simple. Most flood water includes sewage water. Making flood water equivalent to the toilet overflowing water but including everyone's waste including animals. Making floodwater contaminated! Your next question is probably what to do if flood water enters your home or business…

Give us a call! SERVPRO has over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, strategically positioned to be faster to any size disaster. We also have extensive water damage restoration training, and our process emphasizes regular monitoring and documentation of the drying process from beginning to end. Don’t take on a task like contained water. Let us keep you healthy by handling that job for you! From Mentone to Bridgeport, Collinsville to Woodville, Ider to Geraldine, or Fort Payne to Scottsboro, we are proud to operate in your neighborhood. 256-259-4333

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