Contamination of water is a thing you need to watch out for when you are dealing with some flood. Obviously, you can’t determine by yourself is the water contaminated or not. That’s part of our job, every one of our employees has gone through a well-detailed training so they can provide you with the information and help that you need.
Water contamination can be very serious; the water can contain some microbes, bacteria or even some viruses that can cause some serious damage to humans. When our team of experts determines there is a contamination in the water the next step is to evacuate everyone from the house until we find out what kind of bacteria lives in there. If you are dealing with some life threatening bacteria everything that has been in contact with that water need to be thoroughly cleaned if possible. In case some things can’t be cleaned sadly they need to be thrown away. To prevent losing your belongings from water contamination the best thing you can do is to save them by putting them in some dry area of your home.
Health and water damage
Your health is the most important thing but when it comes to some kind of a flood you don’t thing like that, and you just want to save your belongings and home. Dirty water can sometimes be even fatal if ingested so try and avoid any contact with that water. If you are dealing with leaking faucet or broken water supply there is a low chance that water is dirty but of course, if left untreated some bacteria and microbes will eventually appear, and they can cause some trouble.
The next thing you need to watch out for is when the washing machine overflows or when some urine comes out of the toilet. In that case, you need to know that the water is containing a lot of bacteria that can cause some kind of illness or discomfort. So the smartest thing to do is not to get in contact with the water to avoid any possible illness.
And finally, the most dangerous form of dirty water is when your home gets flooded by a stream of water from streets, rivers or when the sewer comes out of the toilet bowl. That kind of contamination can be very dangerous. It can cause severe illness or even death if you ingest it. If that happens to you, get some medical help immediately. Don’t waste time saving your belongings because in that kind of situations your health is most important.