Serving Greater Penobscot and Hancock Counties Since 1976
Selected Services in Washington, Piscataquis, Somerset and Waldo Counties
As an IICRC Certified Firm, you can count on us to respond to your problem in a timely manner.
Our Plan Includes
Water Sewer Professional Services
Complete structural and contents drying
Post dry-out cleanup
Our goal is to get your home or business back to where it was before the damage occurred.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the many factors involved in this type of restoration, it is impossible to give any type of cost estimate.
(NAPSA)—Sewage is one of the most dangerous substances that can enter buildings. Unfortunately, people don’t understand the hazards that sewage creates, particularly for small children, the elderly and those with immune system or respiratory problems. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) offers these facts to dispel some typical myths.
Myth #1—Sewage from oceans, lakes or rivers is clean. This water contains contaminants such as microorganisms, bacteria and pesticides. Trapped inside walls or under floor coverings, it doesn’t take long to become a “smelly” health hazard.
Myth #2—Chlorine bleach decontaminates sewage. While bleach is a remedy, it’s quickly inactivated by sewage. Even dead fungi and bacteria may contain chemicals that cause an allergic response. Affected areas should be cleaned thoroughly, followed by appropriate disinfectant application.
Myth #3—Sewage-saturated carpets can be “saved.” Absolutely not! Porous materials, such as carpet, pad, upholstery, bedding, wicker, paper goods, or fabrics that can’t be washed in hot water, must be disposed of safely.
Myth #4—Partially sewage flooded buildings are safe. Not unless contaminated areas can be sealed off to prevent cross-contamination of other areas. Only trained professionals using specialized equipment are qualified to restore sewage damage. Complete cleaning and decontamination by a professional following the IICRC S-500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration is important.
Emergency Tips for Water Damage
Leave wet fabrics in place; dry as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature
Leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floor
Use household vacuum to remove water
Use TV's or other appliances if they have gotten wet
Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet
Go into rooms where ceilings are sagging from water
Remove as much water as possible by mopping, blotting or with a wet/dry shop vac
Remove lamps, etc. from wood furniture and wipe dry
Prop up or hang any cushions to dry - check for possible color bleeding
Place aluminum foil between furniture legs and any carpet to prevent staining
Open drawers and doors for complete drying
Remove art and oil paintings to a safe and dry place
In the summer, turn on air conditioning for maximum drying; in the winter, set the heat to 70°
Contact your insurance company. Other contacts should include plumber, electrician and general contractor if repairs are needed
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