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Our Experts Discuss Why Cleaning Is Essential For Your Flood Damaged Los Angeles Apartment

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

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Why Cleaning Is Critical In Flooded Los Angeles Apartments

Contamination is always a concern when flooding affects Los Angeles structures. With how quickly these water loss incidents can spread when flooding occurs in apartment buildings, it can be a very destructive presence. When combined with the threat of contaminants and bacterial risks that could exist in natural floodwater, cleaning by professional technicians becomes a critical need.

Flood damage in Los Angeles apartments can be problematic enough without the added concerns of contamination. We classify water into three potential categories based on suspected threats. These classifications help to steer how restoration and recovery efforts occur in an apartment, and what precautionary protective equipment or cleaning practices must get utilized along with our traditional extraction, drying, and recovery.

Class 1

Water deemed to be a class 1 threat poses little to no risk to our SERVPRO team or the property itself beyond the typical saturation and exposure concerns of a water loss incident. This classification is considered in the same level of plumbing breaches, as there are no immediate threats of contamination or bacterial presence.

Class 2 

Gray water is another way to describe flooding classified at this level. While not as potentially toxic and dangerous as the next level, the threat of contamination and bacteria cannot be entirely ruled out. The water must get treated with a degree of precaution, and cleaning must reflect a need for disinfection.

Class 3 

Class 3 water loss incidents can also get called black water losses. These situations come with a substantial risk of bacterial presence and contaminants. Natural flooding can often get immediately deemed Class 3 when foreign contaminants, including sewage, cannot be entirely ruled out.

With a classification designated, we can utilize the appropriate disinfection processes, or even controlled demolition techniques to reduce the present threat in your unit. Our high-capacity extraction and rapid drying solutions can also help to prevent other neighboring apartments from contending with this same damaging water loss incident.

Our restoration specialists understand how to navigate even substantially hazardous conditions to make flood losses in your apartment and adjacent units “Like it never even happened.” You can count on the expertise and the fast response of our SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo team to help however you need. Give us a call today at (310) 333-0654.

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