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Do Storm-Related Flood Damage Recovery Services Include Disposal of Contaminated Water Collected in My Telluride Home?

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO employee standing in a home with equipment. SERVPRO has your Telluride hazardous storm waste covered.

Up-to-Date Knowledge of Lawful Hazardous Waste Disposal Is One of the Supports SERVPRO Offers During Telluride Flood Damage Mitigation After Severe Weather

Once you confront several inches of overland flood water in your Telluride home, you realize more than a wet vacuum and mop up is needed to clean up the damage wholly and safely. The water can be contaminated with many hazardous substances, including:

  • Industrial waste
  • Yard and landscaping chemicals
  • Roadway and sidewalk materials and maintenance treatments and coatings
  • Sewer backup fluids -- from either the curbside storm sewer or your internal waste drain
  • Overturned and soaked through household products containing toxic ingredients 

What Special Handling Is Needed for Contaminated Flood Waters?

During storms, heavy rains contribute to the creation of short-lived waterways, their torrents comprised of the precipitation gathered from over a broad area, and funneled into the box canyon surrounding Telluride. Flood damage mitigation and remediation must include containment and appropriate disposal of the water and its contaminants. Our trained, licensed, and certified managers and technicians are knowledgeable about current hazardous waste collection and discarding protocols in the local area. 

How Do Professionals Manage Hazardous Soiling Left on Surfaces After Extraction of Flood Waters?

SERVPRO flood damage remediation specialists follow up in flood-damaged areas after the water exits to ensure pathogens do not grow on surfaces. Affected areas receive cleaning and treatment with EPA-registered cleaners and antimicrobials. Once the treatment completes, we continue with structural drying strategies without fear that significant quantities of lingering infectious waste now airborne through the use of air movers will drift throughout your home.

Each municipality has its own hazardous waste disposal requirements, and SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride makes a point of staying current for all the communities we serve. Call  (970) 240-6970 to schedule safe and lawful flood damage mitigation and remediation.

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