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How To Get Rid of Odors After Flooding

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

Image of an office building Flooding can cause damage to your building.

Your property in New Bern, NC, can take on a lot of damage if it floods during a storm. Between sewer overflows, mold growth and other problems, the storm damage restoration experts you hire probably have a lot of work to do. Because flood water is contaminated, a vital part of the cleanup process will include disinfecting and deodorizing every surface and item that remains in your building.

Getting Rid of Odors After Flooding

Item Salvage

Just because items are soaked from flooding, that doesn’t mean they automatically have to be thrown away. Your restoration team is trained and equipped to salvage many items damaged in the storm:

  • Electronics
  • Equipment
  • Office furniture
  • Textiles
  • Documents

Mold Remediation

Some of the odor that lingers after a storm is likely from mold growth. Fungus can start to gather and spread on surfaces in as little as 24 hours after a flooding event, particularly if the humidity levels in your building are high. By incorporating mold testing and remediation into the overall cleanup process, technicians are able to stop this secondary damage before it gets out of hand. Once the mold problem is resolved, the smell that accompanies it will be gone, too.

Structure Restoration

Standing water and sewage loss can compromise the structural integrity of your building. It is possible that part of your flooring, walls and ceiling will have to be torn out and replaced. After all the materials that can’t be saved are removed and the affected area is dried, the remaining structure must be sanitized to get rid of any bacteria that the water left behind.

Contaminated water in your commercial building can lead to many problems, including structural damage, mold growth and ruined belongings. Certified cleanup professionals can not only disinfect your building but also deodorize it. A thorough restoration process ensures that your space is free from all the effects of the storm damage so that you can get back to business as usual.

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