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Contact Our Crew After A Flood To Avoid Potential Dangers In Your Cambrian Park Home

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Contact Our Crew After A Flood To Avoid Potential Dangers In Your Cambrian Park Home For questions or our damage mitigation services, call us 24/7 at (408) 600-2020.

Major Hazards Arise From Flood Damage In Cambrian Park

While all natural disasters can carry safety hazards and become a serious risk for any homes and homeowners caught up in them, flood damage in communities like Cambrian Park can catch many people by surprise. Many of the most severe safety hazards associated with the average flood remain unseen while representing a constant or growing threat, but with advance knowledge of what to look out for, you can avoid most or all of the potential health effects of a flood.

Illness
Both during and after most flood damage in Cambrian Park, anyone without sufficient personal protective equipment may be at very high risk of illness or infection. Storm floods give microscopic organisms an excellent chance to grow and multiply at unprecedented rates. Mold, bacteria, and other bacteria can cause health effects when exposed to open wounds, and with a high risk of being scratched or cut in a flood-damaged environment, these risks pose such a significant threat that we recommend you never enter a wet area without the permission and guidance of an on-site SERVPRO employee.

Electrocution
Electrocution hazards may be ubiquitous in the aftermath of a flood. Electrical outlets and electronic devices can both send strong electrical currents through anything in contact with a wet area, and in some cases, loose wires may pose additional problems after they are severed by debris carried by flood waters. Particularly strong storms may also knock over power lines, potentially creating a fire and electrocution hazard throughout the entire home. Once again, stay away from wet areas and avoid electronic devices to protect yourself from these threats.

Other Hazards
Floods can cause many more safety complications to arise. Fire hazards can present themselves, gas leaks can create additional threats, and many more unfortunate situations can pose a threat to your health. The best way to safeguard yourself from the unexpected is to wait for a SERVPRO inspector to arrive and evaluate the situation before entering the flood-damaged building.

SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno has the professional equipment and experience necessary to identify and navigate around safety hazards after a flood. For questions or our damage mitigation services, call us 24/7 at (408) 600-2020.

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