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What Can Restoration Professionals Salvage or Need to Discard as Part of Water Damage Cleanup Services in Paramus, NJ, after Flood Water Recedes?

August 10th, 2016 · No Comments

Floods can severely damage your home, resulting in structural defects or the destruction of your valuables. If your home or business in Paramus, NJ or anywhere in northern New Jersey, falls victim to a flood, the first thing you need to do is appoint a professional firm to take over the task of water damage cleanup services, so that they can take the necessary steps to salvage your belongings before any permanent damage is done.

In this context we will look into steps taken by restoration professionals to salvage or discard things depending upon the condition they are in.

What can be salvaged or be necessarily discarded after flood damage?

Floor Tiles

If your home has rigid floor tiles (measuring 9×9 or 8×8), installed earlier than 1970, then they likely contain asbestos. If this is the case, you need to consult a licensed asbestos worker for their removal.

During water damage restoration, these tiles will likely be disturbed. It’s important that they be sprayed with water, as this inhibits the release of asbestos, compared to dry tiles.

Plaster Walls

If there are plaster walls without any insulation, they can easily be dried, cleaned, and restored.

Restoration professionals will try to save these plaster walls, as plaster has better resistance to roaches and mold. In addition, as compared to drywall, plaster lasts longer and is easier to maintain.

However, if plaster wall has insulation that has incurred water damage, it will be removed and disposed of.

Water Soaked Porous and Soft Materials

Pillows and mattresses soaked in water should be discarded since it would be nearly impossible to thoroughly disinfect them.

Similarly, porous wooden and plastic items (such as wooden spoons, plastic tubs, pacifiers, plastic baby bottles, etc.) that have been contaminated by flood waters should be disposed of as it’s difficult to guarantee full sanitization.

Food

If food has come into contact with flood waters, it’s best to dispose of it. Even if the food is in unopened jars that have waxed paper, cellophane, cardboard, or foil seals, it could be contaminated by dirt and bacteria in the water.

If your home has been severely damaged by a recent flood and you are looking for a cleanup and restoration firm to bring normalcy back to your home, then contact ServiceMaster Metropolitan.

We have the knowledge, experience, and certification to perform water damage restoration in Paramus, NJ and throughout northern New Jersey. We strictly follow standard procedures as described by IICRC for performing all cleanup and restoration.

Just contact us at our emergency water damage restoration support number, (855) 560-7999, and our technicians will visit your home to develop a strategy and start restoration right away.

 

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