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What is Muck- out cleaning after a storm?

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

storm damage SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis

Flooding can leave your Memphis home in disarray. Natural flooding invites debris, mud and other contaminants into your home that must get addressed along with countless other damages. With flooding scenarios, it is vital for this cleaning and recovery effort to begain as soon as possible. Migrating water can have detrimental effects on structural cavities and exposed materials, especially when contamination is a threat. 

Understanding the severity of the situation can allow our professionals to address flood damage in Memphis properties in distinct stages. The removal of debris, mud and other solids that have entered the home through national flooding can have multiple benefits for the property overall. Some of the reasons that we conduct this muck out cleaning during the emergency services phase of recovery include:

Identify structural vulnerabilities

Reduce present bacterial

More efficient drying 

Reduce odors

What cleaning practices can protect exposed surfaces?

 Removing the debris in the house is often insufficient to address contamination concerns that can often arise with natural flooding. These situations get deemed blackwater events, which assume that standing water in your home has encountered some contaminant level to make conditions hazardous to those exposed.

Addressing these concerns of contamination often requires efforts like controlled demolition to discard overly saturated or exposed materials and contents. Once the structural framework becomes visible and evaluated, we can focus on cleaning and protecting these areas from contamination and bacteria through surface cleaning approaches with our potent EPA-approved products.

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