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Hazard Exposure from Storm-Related Morristown Flood Damage

12/18/2023 (Permalink)

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Flood Damage Requires Professional Containment

Extreme weather events featuring high winds and pounding rains can cause overland flooding and significant water incursion from roof, window, door, and siding damage. Rainwater flows into ground-level walk-out doors or windows. Continuous “training” of rain storms over hours or days supersaturates the ground around your foundation, seeping through concrete, cinder blocks, or other materials. Nearby municipal sanitary systems, overwhelmed with runoff, send pathogen-laden water back into your home.

Regardless of how it happens, during flood damage in Morristown, your basement can transition quickly from snug and dry to a foundation filled with fluids mixed with a wide range of hazardous substances, including other toxins:

  • Sewage from sanitary system overflows and backups into your home from clogged waste pipes, a filthy mix of human waste, including harmful organisms
  • Muck swept in with rainwater featuring everything from dead or struggling insects, reptiles, and other animals, industrial waste, to landscaping and pavement care chemicals
  • Water rushing from the roof or other exterior origins, possibly breaking down previously encapsulated dangerous building materials containing lead or asbestos

Why Hire Professionals to Manage the Mess?

Even if the water drains away, the potentially hazardous residues remain on surfaces and even in the air. Partner with SERVPRO® to safely capture the various toxic substances while they are air and waterborne and to clean up and sanitize the affected areas so you and your family can confidently enjoy your home again. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained crews supported by an extensive inventory of commercial-grade water containment, drying, and air scrubbing equipment contain the hazards and dispose of them following local regulations.

Count on the professionals at SERVPRO of Hamblen & Grainger Counties to assess and plan a successful flood damage restoration plan. Call (423) 318-6733 for expert guidance and emergency services to manage storm flooding hazards.

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