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7/18/2022 (Permalink)

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Controlling Contamination During Water Restoration of Roxbury Commercial Properties

A Water incident at your commercial property can damage the contents and structure and create conditions conducive to microbial growth. Professional restorers like SERVPRO must take steps to control the contamination during water restoration of Roxbury properties.  

SERVPRO techs follow the IICRC S500 guidelines to control microbial contamination during the water restoration of Roxbury commercial properties. For effective remediation of water-damaged properties, SERVPRO techs use a two-step process:

  • Manipulate the humidity, airflow, and temperature of the affected area to promote rapid drying, and
  • Remove any contaminated materials. 

Only after the completion of these two processes do the SERVPRO techs use antimicrobial agents to prevent the growth of microbes.  

Why SERVPRO Techs Use Professional Products During Water Cleanup? 

Rapid drying and removing contaminated materials is sometimes not enough to control microbial growth. SERVPRO techs use professional antimicrobial products to slow down or control microbial proliferation in those situations. 

SERVPRO techs mainly use two types of antimicrobials during water restoration of Roxbury commercial properties:

  • Disinfectants: These types of antimicrobials destroy 99% of organisms they contact. Some disinfectants are effective in controlling spores, while others are not. The most common disinfectants that SERVPRO techs use include phenolics, alcohols, chlorines, and quaternary ammonium compounds. 
  • Sanitizers: SERVPRO techs use these antimicrobials to decrease the number of microbes to an acceptable level. While sanitizers can temporarily control the microbe population, the microbes can grow back under the right conditions. 

SERVPRO techs only use EPA-registered broad-spectrum disinfectants in the water-damaged properties in Roxbury. We always take appropriate precautions and safety measures while applying antimicrobials in water-damaged properties.  

Call SERVPRO of Jamaica Plain / Roxbury at (617) 466-6909; We’re Faster To Any Size.

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