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How to Keep Microbes at Bay During Commack Water Cleanup?

2/25/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded bathroom with water covering the floor When your toilet overflows and floods your bathroom, it’s time to bring in the professionals. Our team has the experience and tools to help you.

Commack Residents Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Mitigation

Whether the water in a Commack home was from a pipe burst, toilet backup, or floodwater, the potential for microbes or spores is present.

The technicians from SERVPRO undergo extensive training for handling mold and microbes during Commack water cleanup. The techs know from years of experience that the use of products alone will not control the germination and growth of microbial elements. The key to eliminating the threat is:

  • A combination of antimicrobial treatments
  • Ensuring the interior air humidity levels are below 50% 
  • Contaminated materials have been moved off-site. 

While the drying equipment is running, the technicians take air readings to lower humidity levels. When a reading shows the process is slowing down, the techs quickly determine the reason, such as humid air from outside entering the area or if the worksite requires additional drying equipment to stay on track for hitting drying goals in the time quoted.

To further ensure that microbial growth gets controlled during the cleanup, drying the wet areas of the structure is crucial. The application of EPA-registered broad-spectrum disinfectants often requires exact mixing and dwell time (time to work) to render existing microbes inert.

It is common for the techs to treat a worksite before the mitigation service begins and then again at the end to inhibit the chance of mold or other microbial growth. This action can further be diminished by applying sealants over areas likely to harbor this type of colony growth. 

SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown at (631) 265-9200 works to support the Commack community with water cleanup services. The certified techs are available 365 days a year for any size or type of water damage.

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