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Ensuring a House Is Clean After Merrimack Flood Damage Incidents

4/14/2024 (Permalink)

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Removing Visible and Invisible Soils as Part of Flood Restoration

Merrimack, NH, covers 33.4 square miles, with a robust local economy supporting its 26,632 residents. Among the contributors are major corporations like Fidelity Investments, which provides financial services, and BAE SysteMems, an aerospace company. The town has several highly rated schools like Merrimack High School, Professional Martial Arts Academy Merrimack, and Mastricola Elementary School. The Merrimack Historical Society and B&M Railroad Depot are notable local landmarks. Local annual events, such as the Merrimack Winter Carnival, Merrimack Holiday Parade, and Tree Lighting, allow one to meet and interact with other residents.

One thing you might face after flood damage affects your Merrimack property is widespread soiling. The flood restoration plan you develop for your property must address visible and invisible soils to ensure the house looks clean, feels clean, and is in a sanitary state once restoration is done. SERVPRO® provides qualified technicians, equipment, and products to help address the different forms of soiling. 

Soils left by a flooding incident

  • Silt and mud
  • Trash, waste, and debris
  • Chemicals, oil, and petroleum products
  • Biohazards

The stagnant water in your house and visible soils such as silt and mud may be your biggest concern because they are unsightly and interfere with your use of the property. However, you should also pay close attention to invisible soiling from chemicals and biohazards, which can affect the well-being of the occupants. SERVPRO uses a simultaneous approach that tackles both aspects of soiling. For instance, we spray broad-spectrum disinfectants around the areas of the property where the floodwaters reach to neutralize harmful microbes before starting cleanup. 

Removing the visible soils takes different procedures, including extraction with trash pumps, agitation, and dislodging with chemical agents. SERVPRO professionals have access to a wide array of trash pumps, including semi-trash, trash, full trash, and slurry, which remove water mixed with debris. Using detergents and agitating surfaces with specialized tools such as rotating brushes enhances cleaning thoroughness.

SERVPRO of Merrimack offers reliable flood damage mitigation services. Call (603) 262-9293. Faster to any size disaster™.

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