3 Common Types of Floodwater
It is common for homeowners to immediately want to get to work after a flood to salvage whatever is left of their home. However, you could be doing more harm than good without first knowing what has actually hit you. Different types of floodwater have different causes and effects on one’s health, so only handle what is within your capability and leave the rest to the professionals.
Floodwater 1: Clean Water
- This is pretty straightforward, so you can go ahead and get those towels and any other retrievable fabric pieces you can find to kickstart the floodwater absorption process. However, be sure to pick up the pace before this type of floodwater changes into the next state. Get everyone to join in the effort to settle down as soon as possible and take the opportunity to bond as a team to keep spirits high.
Floodwater 2: Grey Water
- This is the next state which had transitioned from clean water. It is normal to feel skeptical about even getting into contact with this type of floodwater because you never know what is flowing beneath. There could be contaminants of a chemical, physical, or even biological nature, usually derived from kitchen or bathroom malfunctions.
Floodwater 3: Unsanitary
- This is the deadliest state floodwaters could get into. Thus, be absolutely wary of your surroundings while handling this form of floodwater to prevent any detrimental adverse effects on your health and that of your loved ones. You could be getting yourself into a situation of pathogenic and toxigenic agents’ category, which has dissolved silt, organic matter, pesticides, heavy metals, or toxic organic substances. Thus, save yourself the trouble and your health to stay fit to storm through the aftermath.
There are so many different ways and approaches that you can get your hands on through various online tips and guidelines. Nevertheless, you could be doing it all wrong when you fail to correctly distinguish the real type of floodwater that has flowed in your home at the very initial important stage. Therefore, there has to be a certain level of guarantee before you can truly say that you are safe from harm that could cause you to become sick or be left with a home that is only cosmetically free of floodwaters.
What is this guarantee that we are talking about? It is the sense of assurance that will leave you feeling comfortable and put your mind at ease again as though no natural disaster had ever struck your home sweet home. SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan is that guarantee you need to get your mind and health off of things and lay back and relax while our professional cleanup team gets down and dirty with all the strenuous and exhausting cleaning up. We will guarantee that every last drop of floodwater will be gotten rid of for good, even the deadliest floodwater form that you can imagine. Get our number on your speed dials today, or just drop us a message to address any of your concerns.