Baton Rouge Flood Damage Expert Offers Top 4 Tips for a Safe Water Cleanup

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( — August 5th, 2013) Baton Rouge, LA — If you’ve recently been so “lucky” as to have experienced a significant flooding incident in your house, then you know how time-consuming the cleanup process can be for families.

“It is important to remember that not all water damage is visible. Since flood water may contain bacteria that can cause serious illnesses, it is vital to clean and disinfect everything that may have been contaminated,” notes Shawn Folks, owner of Guarantee Service Team of Professionals, a Baton Rouge flood damage restoration company.

If you want to know what the professionals would recommend, here are some helpful tips:

– On any flooding event, you should act quickly to avoid mildew and odor.

– Be sure to remove all loose dirt and debris.

– Use a chlorine bleach disinfecting solution (3/4 cup of household liquid bleach to 1 gallon of water) to wash any walls, floors, or other surfaces touched by flood waters.

– Keep area wet for 2 minutes (2 to 10 minutes for exterior areas), then rinse thoroughly and dry.

– Be sure to clean and disinfect all contaminated surfaces, including:

Interior: walls, counters and floors.
Exterior: outdoor furniture, patios, decks and playground equipment.
Kitchen Items: dishes, glassware and utensils.

– When using a disinfecting solution to clean up after a flood, ALWAYS remember to:

Wear gloves and protective clothing. Do not touch your face or eyes.

Change the disinfecting solution often and whenever it is cloudy.

Be thorough. Wash and dry everything well.

Only use regular chlorine bleach for sanitation; do not use scented or color safe bleach.

“Our entire team has seen the effects of prolonged exposure to flood-related bacteria and mold in local homes and businesses, and our goal has always been to help these families and business owners get back to normal as quickly as possible,” notes Shawn Folks, owner of Guarantee Service Team of Professionals, a Baton Rouge flood damage restoration company.

Mr. Folks goes on to note, “If you think you’re having a problem, its always a good idea to have a local professional come out to your home or business and take a look.  That way, the flood cleanup professional will be able to answer any questions you have, and be able to give you a few different ideas for how best to proceed.”

Contact Person:
Matthew Edwards
Marketing Manager

Guarantee Service Team of Professionals
11811 Dunlay Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: 225-224-3911


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